Here are some comparisons and redraws with discrepancies marked in red.
Again, this was all done straight to the wacom. The only image manipulation was scaling to get the approximate sizes of my pics and the originals about the same.
Glad to see some other people getting into this as well - Happy drawing/animating to all!
Oh yes - before I go - here's the first rough animation I've done in flash (yes, it's not in HD, but the next ones will be)
Looking forward to looking back on this one and laughing - oh wait, I am already!