I've been reading Pillars of Earth over the break. This obviously spells trouble. I only finished the book today, but by the time I was halfway through I was already plotting my own self-indulgent medieval inspired fantasy. Yes, I'm ashamed and embarrassed for myself too. It really doesn't even serve any purpose other than portfolio filler, but I feel better justifying it since I'm also really experimenting and pushing myself with it by not inking it at all. I plan to draw and shade it completely in graphite. Here's an unfinished panel from the first page to sort of show where I'm going with the style.
I plan on reading Pride and Prejudice next. Lord only knows what will come from that.