Alright, so in my last post featuring my digital ink of a Cole McGrath sketch I mentioned that there were 2 other versions of Cole, a good and an evil version. I had a lot of fun using the gradient mesh and I wanted to get some more practice so I went ahead and made the good and evil versions. However, there isn’t a huge difference, just small changes that help differentiate which version is which.
First, I made the “good” version of Cole; because that version where’s a white shirt I actually had some trouble trying to figure out which tones to use. Most of the ones I used originally were barely noticeable making the highlights and shadows insignificant. So I had to experiment a little to get it right.
I took this into consideration when colouring the patch on the left leg, instead of just leaving it white I made it a light grey so the shadows and highlights were more distinguishable.
Just as a subtle change I made his eyes blue and highlighted his hair a bit better.
This was the finished product.
Next I worked on the evil version; the differences in this one are more noticeable.
Nothing much really changed with the clothing though. The shirt, pants and shoes were changed in order to match the evil version of Cole. However, in all the reference pictures I looked at the evil Cole had numerous tattoos and details that just made him look menacing. I couldn’t (and didn’t) change any artwork because it belongs to the original artist whom was mentioned in my previous post; I’m just doing the inking and colouring. Regardless I still wanted him to look more threatening. To do this I gave his skin some greyish tones, mostly on the face and a little on the arms, then I made his eyes really red. I didn’t make a lot of changes, but I like how it turned out.
Here is the final product.
Just for the heck of it I also made a side-by-side comparison of all of them just in case anyone wanted to see them all at once.
Anyways that’s pretty much it, hope you enjoyed it and hope you had a really awesome holiday!