I know all of comics fandom has mocked Greg Land’s need to
trace photo-reference as much as humanly possible. It is entirely possible that I might have done it once. So generally it is not worth pointing out how crap he is.
Understand that these two panels, which indeed appear right next to another in the original comic, are supposed to show the same person. They don’t look anything alike. Guy A looks like the character is supposed to look – a handsome older gentleman with deep-set eyes and a weary brow. Guy B is a frigging male model with dramatically different facial features.
(Also, I guess somebody must have accidentally leaned against a light switch or something in between panels, what with that light source on the right side of his face disappearing just like that.)
Seriously, how hard is it to find two pictures of the same celebrity you’re tracing?
Top comment: Those panels seem to say that inside of every cold calculating white man (especially those evil crusty ones), is a smooth black man. — solid snake