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Paul Pope and Blushing Oboe Player

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I really dig Paul Pope's comics.  Why hasn't he done anything except cover art recently?!  Sometimes I like to redraw parts of comics to see how they were made in hopes of picking up a few tricks from my favorite artists.  Its kind of my way of cutting open an artist's work to see how it all works.

Here's a couple of faces I sketched from Pope's Heavy Liquid:

 I've also been pretty busy roughing out stories.  Here's a little sequence of some band geeks flirting:

I tried to rework the oboe player's face in the margin, but I think I pretty much nailed it on in the first sketch.