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30th May 2017, 12:00 AM
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30th May 2017, 12:00 AM
systemcat
On this page, and this can also be said for the page before it as well. On the overnight vacation that happened in Galveston last year, I had a lucky moment at my hotel in timing. I knew this scene in Iron and Steel was coming, but the exact look was not totally planned. How I'd show the soda vending machine. The luck was the coke vendor was filling it when I walked outside my room which was near by it. I tried to explain the need of a reference shot showing it's compartment door wide open, and he allowed it. Those photos were taken in case I decided to show Alan completely ready to go into HAPPY HQ. But instead you can see I used other ref shots taken of the vending machine in it's normal closed state.

Morning shots taken during that trip:

http://systemcat.deviantart.com/art/Galveston-Sunrise-1-607421383
http://systemcat.deviantart.com/art/Galveston-Sunrise-2-607422976
http://systemcat.deviantart.com/art/Galveston-Sunrise-3-607424545

Perfect sunrise and I was not alone in photographing it. Lots of other tourists where out on the jetties taking shots. I however mainly did this from the beach.

Comments:

30th May 2017, 12:43 AM
JasonDeroga
I hope one day I'll be able to draw real-life stuff like you do =D, and again I really like the way that you arrange your panels!
1st Jun 2017, 11:34 PM
systemcat
Thank you, the complement is much appreciated :-)! I've had a really rocky day. From good to so so to I want to kick my boyfriend's ass for being dumb.

Panel layout has grown more complex in how it's done now than how it started. You'd think after all these years I wouldn't still be refining the process, eh? :-)