You reach an age, and hopefully I'm not there yet, that your friends start dispensing a different kind of advice. The first hint of this advice that I've gotten, though I'm sure there's more, is that you should never tust a fart.
So far advice has saved me exactly once, and also never failed me.
For this strip, I decided to do no sketches under the actual ink. I took a cue from Boulet and just drew it straight ahead. I still don't get how that guy is so freaking good.