Making a cartoon

I have become interested in cartoons, of late, mainly through looking at the sketches of Osbert Lancaster. I have tried to copy some of his characters and here is an example taken from the Penguin Book collection of his cartoons (p.13). This is not an exact copy and was not traced.  I was trying to learn a little about his technique.

My copy of a couple of Lancaster characters


I am a very long way from being able to do anything remotely as good as the Master, but if you would like to have a look at my first original attempt, you can find it on my website, here:
It is a cartoon of David Cameron, the British prime minister. I have played around with the notion of a ‘hedge trimmer’: on the one hand a power tool for clipping hedges in the garden; on the other hand a hedge fund is a slightly dubious super-ordinate lump of cash in the banking and money markets. Well, have a look and see what you think. The scanned version is not so good, but I will have to live with it for now.

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