This is version 2 of my dark acolyte concept.
The facial tattoo is now thinner and he’s got black eye-liner and lips.
I also took the opportunity to practice painting leather from a stock photo I found on the net.
I reckon this guy is a lot more sinister than the first dark acolyte.
I also made use of the “Lock Transparent Pixels” feature otherwise known as “Lock Alpha Channel” in Gimp. A trick I learned from ctrlpaint.com. This allows you to be really free with your brush strokes whilst only affecting the non-transparent pixels. Awesome.