Dec 9, 2010

The Wife Test

Where were we? Ahh yes, the story. So after receiving JP's feedback, I had to go back and re-craft the story so there'd be more substance. So after re-thinking and rewriting and liking where I was, now came the REAL challenge - The Wife Test. You see, I'm lucky enough to be married to a woman who will tell me like it is. You know, "Skinny jeans aren't your thing" and "you should probably take a shower before we leave the house." She even kept me from entering MC battles after watching 8 Mile (Although I could probably easily take out at least 6 out of 10 country singers in an MC battle if I tried). You catch my drift, if I ever want an honest opinion, I know where to go. Once the story was updated, I grabbed some post-it notes and story boarded the entire story, page-by-page on these neat little orange pieces of brilliance. Peep it.

In our kitchen we have a little nook in the wall for some odd reason, so for the first time in 2 years I decided to make use of it and hung these little suckers in order so I could see the full story all at once. I made some revisions and editing and prepared it for The Wife Test. I sat her down in front of the wall and "pitched" her the story. If you've ever seen the extras on a Pixar or Dreamworks DVDs (or blu-ray for all of you Big Willies), they will sometimes show the artists pitching a scene to the director. Same idea here. Here's a quick sketch of how it went down.

Long story short, she liked it! She did have some thoughts and I agreed with most, if not all of them. So I quickly sketched some revisions on the post-its and the story is complete! (I will say, I'm thinking of adding a T-Rex. No lie.) And yes, my head is really that big and one eye is bigger than the other.

That's where I'll leave you for now.

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  1. man you make me laugh. literally! and i like that you've accurately depicted that your left arm comes out of a spot above your ear.

  2. Hey, this is my LIFE we're talking about here! Not some joke for your amusement. And now that you mention it, I think the charity $$$ will go towards an operation to move my arm back down to shoulder height. That's why I prefer to draw in the computer, but at 10 PM all you get is ink on paper.

    Thanks for the comment!