|This is somewhere in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Great example of a clapboard building.|
Here's my basic painting of the building:
|Against a jungle backdrop it would be sorta reminiscent of a Johnny Quest episode, don't you think?|
Old Cano, after all, has based himself in the middle region of the Philippines.
Having visited this part of the Philippines I can assure you a wooden building with thin windows like this would be pretty useless because it's hotter 'n !@#$% down there and you want lots of airflow. Well, today they build these cinder block, squat, flat buildings with composite roofs that can withstand the monsoon season.
There are spooky ol' places like this one out there. Lots of fun to look at but probably full of bugs. Wooden buildings don't age well in that heat and humidity but they are cool-looking.
I tried putting in wider windows but like most issues of practicality... it doesn't give us the atmosphere we want. It looks too dang functional to be spooky. So thin little windows it is.
Also, if you look closely, I didn't use any straightedge tools. This is completely hand-drawn using the photo as a reference. A little loosey-goosey but that's what makes it a cartoon.
Stay tuned for Jungle Headquarters.