Draw Type does not show any change

Hi everyone,

I am new at this. In triyng to apply texture to my first model (I have done the UV mapping, script, colour with GIMP, add new material, new texture, load image, etc), once I get to the point to see the result on the model (I believe this has to done be trhough camera view and with Draw Type set ‘shaded’), nothing happens. Draw type is not doing anything from ‘solid’ mode upwards. It works fine with any simple object, but not with my model. My problem here is: i cannot texture! Any ideas why this happens? Is it normal at all?

Thank you