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Black Books Character Sketches by Elusive-Angel Black Books Character Sketches by Elusive-Angel
Some rough sketches of the characters from Black Books; Bernard (Dylan Moran), Manny (Bill Bailey) and Fran (Tamsin Greig).

Basically experimenting to see if I can come up with a unique style, but I think there's a way to go yet.

Personal preferences:

Bernard: (1)

Manny: (3)

Fran: (3)

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Finished, coloured piece here - [link]
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:iconalucasan:
Alucasan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
'Eck 'Eah 'Ate
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morbuscope Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My prefs as well. Nicely done! :)
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:iconjaneos:
Janeos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
LOL :D
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:iconnewbornchild:
NewBornChild Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Ooh how gorgeous!!!
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:iconfelt-tip-pens:
felt-tip-pens Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Haaa Manny and his fans is awesome :D
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:iconnessa-calwen:
nessa-calwen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
ahhh, this is so good! :) absolutely love it!
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IvyDillonx Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BLACK BOOKS!! I love that show so muuuuch!
I love these!
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Arkeresia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love your style! These are amazing! :XD:
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:iconkresli:
Kresli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing, I l-o-v-e your style, you are talented :clap:
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C-R-O-S-S-E-D Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Yayy goo manny !! :) this is awsommeeee!!!!
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megsyrox1645 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
OMG!! SOOO COOL!
Poor Manny, he got raped by a Japanese buisiness man!!;p
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lazylauren Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
ahaaaa :D i love it ^^
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Mai-Taniyama-anime Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Writer
wow, that's awesome!
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:iconandroidfink:
androidfink Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the episode where Manny becomes a model for the sleazy guy played by Omid Djalili! You've captured it perfectly!
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K9Darkice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh my God I am loving this!!! Brilliant!
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:iconbec1989:
bec1989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great stuff!
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jazzydoodling Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the style.Faved!
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ElephantsLikeTea Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Oh god, I love the Manny in a wig one...
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Labbtillverkad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
There's a bird in Bernard's hair... o.O ... I bet Manny has been staring on it for a while.

Fran looks kinda like Cruella De Ville or whatever her name is, y'know, that creepy woman with the dalmatians.
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:iconroadi:
roadi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
BRILLIANT.
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SPARTAN2010 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
hahaha! dylans first face i actually remember that moment! lolfest, well done!
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caprookie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
these are very well done!

bernards drunken i-dont-care expressions,

mannys absent minded expression,

and whatsernames mix of both.

well done!
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fayefujiko Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   General Artist
Favourited by :iconbritishcomedy:
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:iconrain-siren:
rain-siren Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Brilliant! I especially like #3 Manny with his stylish curls! =p
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:iconnellytheninkynonk:
nellytheninkynonk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I think I love you for this.
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kawaiimusicbox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
This is so great! You're so great for making this!
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:iconlyeekha:
Lyeekha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
These are excellent, I love the stylisation. ^__^
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ZombieHumper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
LOVE IT.

the bernard ones are such win but the middle Manny one made me laugh my ass off. epic win.
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Gin85 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I like your style :thumbsup:
:+fav:
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
I absolutely love this show and these sketches are great!
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Daionii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, these are so amazing! I think you've captured the essence of Bernard perfectly xD
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Lypton-Villiage Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
These are great, almost caricature-ish, I love the way the cigarette in Bernard 3's mouth droops.
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweeet! fran's pretty boyish! looove her! :D

GREAT JOB!
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Trusky5 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
OH MAN THIS IS SOOOOOOOO FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!
great pictures! <3 instant fave<3
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rapstertee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Photographer
very close to perfect! Just stretch Fran's nose a little more!

Bernard is great and you've DEFINITELY captured Manny perfectly.

Brilliant work!
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KEYA-LILIN Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
love Bernard and his hair :worship:
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ShadowRaze Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
good lord these are ace!
black books is hilarious
you captured the characters perfectley!
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PrometheanPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
thats excellent!
im a big fan of black books!
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Neumatic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks VERY cool. Bernard has a little more hopelessness to him than I usually pick up off his character (I see him as a confused, angry, abandoned dog) but his expressions, particularly the second one, is dead on.

Manny looks hilarious with those fans attached to his head and his escort shot reminds me of one of the photos Bill Bailey used in "Part Troll."

And Fran has that perfect look between sexy and slightly off-kilter.
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Zannda Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student General Artist
That last one of Manny looks exactly like him. You captured his likeness very, very well. Though, of course he didn't really have such flamboyant hair throughout the whole series. (Kind of a pity, if you think about it).
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lukeashmoore Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
poor manny, he got raped by some japaneese business man :-(
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Cosmic-girl88 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so excellent! great ot see Black books fan art on here! keep it up!
Cosmic*
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guillotineDOLL Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
you caught my fav. moment of manny ! .. when he being pimped. :D
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sneak3218 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
u my friend have just impressed the shit outa me

great job
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piratesquared Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
These are genius! I adore escort!Manny XD
Even though Bernard's my favourite =D

:+fav:
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quackJEFFquack Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Theyre really good.
Brilliant in fact! XD
The middle and right ones of many remind me of mad magazine, style-wise.
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daisyt-g Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
love the little bird nesting in Bernard's hair :D
well captured! :D
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Elusive-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
His hungover locks would make an ideal nest for small birds and tits alike. ;p
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WeirdVic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great work, I love it, but I think Bernard should be "sharper" somehow. He's seems a little off.
I dunno, you nailed them pretty good, especially Manny. Very nice (no Borat reference intended).
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Elusive-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really? My trouble was trying to make Bernard look 'bastardly' if you know what I mean.

But thanks, much appreciated! :aww:
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