I don't know who the original illustrator was or the agency who couldn't find of afford him but I was asked by an agency by a third party if I could draw in the style below.
I said yes - do I get the gig?
They answered I don't know, your portfolio doesn't suggest you can.
I told them that's for showcasing my style not other people's and if you thought that why did you come to me in the first place.
Ignoring my second question they asked me to prove it.
Muttering under my breath that this was a simple style to emulate I produced the above illustration.
I never heard from them again.
Sorry original artist.