This is an old drawing (2005!), but I wanted to show it to you. People often ask me how I developed my style, and I say that I “stole” from my favorite artists. This is an example of that, I think. If you are familiar with Kay Nielsen, then you will recognize many elements in this drawing as his, even though the illustration as a whole—its composition and subject matter—is my creation.
Eventually I just sort of forgot to “steal” and each element evolved into something different, something mine.