First and foremost, credit for the original black and white color drawing is due to deviant ~i-am-thomas. Here is his original: [link]
This is an original character of mine, for my futuristic story set in the early 2150s, called "Shadows of the Sun." I do have drafts in my gallery but I warn you that I have changed tons of things, so they are rather irrelevant-sorry! But if you would like to check out the story, please tell me!
This here is Lieutenant Grigori Zastarov, of the Solar Naval Infantry Force Recon, Angelwing Platoon, Team Angelwing 3. A full bio is available in my gallery, but he's a Russian born and raised in difficult times around the town of Volchansk in the Ural Mountains, who lost loved ones, and eventually found a place in armed forces on Earth, including a stint in a militia around his hometown. Eventually he excelled in his tutored studies--he ended up getting tutored a lot by Jon Kyd, his eventual second-in-command because schools in his area were closed or destroyed--and was able to be commissioned as an officer in the Force Recon (special operations) branch of our solar system's Naval Infantry. Here he's seen armed with a Fedorov-Andrich Armories FA-68C2S suppressed carbine, the carbine version of his favorite weapon.
I tried to color him for a woodland environment using colored pencils. I used black, green, and brown for almost everything except his skin and a bit of blue-ing on his eyewear (for a wee bit of Ghost Recon feel). I used varying layers of each of those 3 colors, to try to create a subdued camo scheme. Originally I was going to go with just like an olive drab, but that was difficult to make with just the colored pencils I had. In general, I would put down a layer of green (lighter or darker in some areas depending on what I wanted), go over it with a black pencil lightly, go over it very lightly with a brown colored pencil but darken some splotches to make it look like part of the scheme, or maybe dirt if you like, then finally go over it again with some black to create a more realistic, less vivid color scheme. Wouldn't want brighter and very conspicuous contrast to blow your cover if you're sneaking around in the enemy's backyard!
Finally I dirtied/camo-ed up Lieutenant Zastarov's face a bit, since this would also be a bit more realistic. He does have a bandana which he would use to conceal a good portion of his face, but still-it makes his solid Russian facial features look more down-and-dirty I think.
Thank you i-am-thomas for doing the original drawing!