Heya heres the newest panel in The Adventures of Fin & Louie. Try to ignore the writing around the comic. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m back on the road so I’m back down to one notebook for literally everything.
I’m not sure if this interests anyone but sometimes I wonder how much real artists rely on visual references or how closely they follow those references (if they use them). Anyway here’s my visual reference for this panel.
Now before you stomp all over my face and say “YOUR VERSION LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINAL YOU FUCKING FAKER” keep in mind that I’m not going for photo-copy replication. I personally just need visual references for scale/perspective, some texture/pattern ideas, and everything else I just make it up as I go.
Stay tuned, there’s only a couple more panels left in the “Count Rubber’s Keep” arc. I will, someday, re arrange the website so that all the comics are in one place and in chronological order. It’ll probably be close to the end of this story arc.
Also I don’t know if you’ve seen but I’ve begun a video log of my life as a western bound nomad. I’m flying out to San Diego Sunday and today my friend from Thailand offered me a place to stay, so I have a new goal to get out to Thailand by September for my 30th birthday. Who knows, this might be the beginning of my “around the world in who-cares-number-of-days” adventure. Besides, I do have a lot of friends to visit in Europe and Thailand is one step closer back to Europe. I’m pretty deeply optimistic and excited about this whole situation. Thank you to Elaina who inspired me to leave the country in the first place, thank you to Rico for bringing me back to St Louis, thank you to Morgan for inspiration and motivation, thank you Marc for kicking my ass over writing, but most of all thank you Evan for being my rock, god knows I probably would have given up or went back to being a drowning work from home deep sea diver if it wasn’t for you.
Anyway come watch some of my video logs, they’re getting better. Here’s the newest one.
Anyway stay tuned! The next time I post maybe from San Diego. Wish me luck!