Edit 07-04-10: I worked on this a little bit more...
Did I already mention that Red Dead Redemption is the BEST GAME EVAR??? Hmmm.. yes I did. But let me repeat: RDR is the best! And John Marston is so...
After playing it I wanted to paint him in a a serene moment in front of his farm. If you finished the game you will probably know why.
And now I am once again too eager to upload it now and too lazy to do the final tweaks before - there is quite some room for improvement I think. But it might also be a good thing to wait for your comments first and then fix everything at once.
Again I saved some of my precious lifetime and patience by using textures from cgtextures.com on the clothes. And I photographed my bf smoking a cigarette for the mouth reference (well I had a crappy photo of Marston in that pose i took with my cam from the tv but the mouth was somehow too blurred to see anything) - and while painting the cigarette I thought - fuck it, I'll just take that tip of the cigarette from the photo and paste it into the whole thing because I cannot draw it convincingly enough
Don't hang me for doing that
Then something else: The bandolier made me go crazy - I couldn't find any proper reference for the pattern on it. Now I kind of improvised... but if somebody finds me a good reference I'll be glad if you can link me to it.
Red Dead Redemption and John Marston belong to Rockstar Games. I hope they tolerate my interpretation
I will give you a big file for download and print at home once I'm satisfied with it and I call it finished. My watchers will be notified when it's up.
SPOILERS IN COMENTS AHEAD!
IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME YET PLEASE DO NOT READ PEOPLE'S COMMENTS!!! I do not want to hide comments that contain spoilers - so I rather warn you at this point