I already did ...
Humberto Ramos with Phillip Pulman's His dark material
The french artist Cyril Pedrosa with Lemony snickett
Really popular retro flat style with Pee-Wee play house
and some others not on this blog (yet !!)
Do I succed to emulate? I dont know, always hard to say but one thing is sure, I do learn a lot doing those kind of exercise.
For me the best reward is to end up respecting even more those guys that I liked in the first place. By understanding the complexity of their work, I gladly raise my hat to their talent even more .
This time Cheeks-74(Sean Galloway) and Dapper Dan(name unknown) were my 2 inspirations for my new project based on the HBO show "Carnival".
For some reason the black eyes that Cheeks used aint something I can make work. I guess it's harder than it look to make a character look alive with black eye :))
Hopefully It didn't turn out to bad and as much I did learn a lot, it was too much of a challenge to actually become a natural way to draw for me.
To Sean and Dapper Dan, you guys rock and please keep doing those awesome and inspiring artworks who just remind me how talented you guys are.