This is an old, old, old piece (circa 1988) from when I was in college. I recently went back thru some of this stuff to use in a presentation I was giving.
It’s a combination of Buster Keaton (who is, of course, in black and white), and the GREEN clad Yul Brynner as seen in “The King and I.” I vaguely recall the assignment being to combine 2 people into one illustration.
This was done in Luma dye (YES! LUMA dye! Does anyone use these anymore? Do they even make them??) and ink.
I still like this quite a bit, unlike some of my old art. This one really relates to my style now, with the black line, overabundance of pattern, and drawing style. I guess it was a foreshadowing of things to come. Never dreamed I would be doing this stuff digitally now, though!