The pages bellow are an unashamed copy of The Melting Pot By Eastman, Talbot and Bisley. Mostly Bisley. It is also the first comic I ever finished. I'd had such great plans before I did this (200 page epics that never got further than 3 pages) so at the end of 1996, after having completed my HSC, I locked myself in my room for 2 weeks and finished my first comic. A terribly teenage comic.
This was painted in oil. I'd tried acrylic but I couldn't get the luminosity that my heros seemed to get. At the end I thought bugger luminosity and went back to acrylic.
The image below is in acrylic and another unmasked Bisley copy but 2 years later. I've got better at form and using paint just not at being original.