I've been looking at my Charles Dana Gibson book lately for some inspiration. Taking it out with me sketching one night, I sat down and drew this first sketch. Then, I sat back and looked at the book for a while with a cup of tea.
When I had finished looking at the book, the guy I had just drawn was still there so I drew him again, this time allowing aspects of Gibson's style to influence me. It's nice to try new things and it's interesting to see the two side by side. Gibson also inspired me to take out my old dip pen and do some drawing in ink, that's coming up in future posts.
and here's another in my regular style.