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I *Need* A Haircut

Update 7.27.2013

I'm going to go with the hair story for this project because I had the most fun thinking about the story and a good way to tell it. 

Following the project guide - I put together the paradigm and some thumbnails for this story:

The thumbnails are pretty rough at this point - I'll be cleaning them up as well as adding in more continuity. 

Some research / reference photos:

Update:

Thanks to everyone who commented! I was pretty torn between the subway story and the hair prank. I ended up sketching ideas for both in order to get a better sense for the projects. I've added the pictures below!

Three ideas:

Tired, Wet, and Almost Crispy:

The time my friend and I went backpacking on Mt. Washington in the White Mountain in New Hampshire. Not only was it a much more strenuous hike than I had ever done, we were also caught in a thunderstorm while out on an open ridge in the alpine zone (no trees for protection). Likely to be a dramatic and hilariously wet tale of survival.

Subways and Youth

The time my friends and I were waiting for the subway in NYC and I dropped my *new* sunglasses down onto the tracks. Driven by the fact that I had just lost 4 pairs of sunglasses in the past 6 month and fueled by no small amount of youthful ignorance, I jumped down onto the track to retrieve them. What started as victorious celebration for my friends when sunglasses were in hand, turned to terror when I heard the tracks rumbling as a train started to approach. I scrambled to get out, realizing that the platform was pretty tall for my 5'3'' frame. With the help of all my friends, pulling and dragging, I made it out in time, mostly unscathed.

The Hair Prank

The time when I, as a teenager, went to visit family in China with a very old passport photo (child-me). Despite my desperate need for a haircut, my mother was terrified that I wouldn't be allowed back in the country because I would look too different. So while shopping, my aunt and I spotted a super short wig, which we then bought and I wore home. Needless to say my mother FREAKED and began shrieking about looking too different and being irresponsible. My grandfather hearing all this, asked "what's different?"

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AFTER the sketching, the hair prank story seems like it'd be more fun. I'm really looking forward to drawing the subtle expressions of mischief!

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