A sketch of the funeral procession from Señor Don Gato. I drew this in 2002, and it was the first time my illustrations looked painterly rather than cartoony. I consciously mimicked Diego Velasquez for this project. You’ll notice that in the sketch I amateurishly put interesting details in the gutter—the vertical strip in the center where the 2 pages meet—which had to be moved to one side in the painting.
Another Señor Don Gato post here.
Here are odds and ends from the reference file I amassed for this project. I liked the banner in the Goya painting and adapted it for this scene.