This project was slow to develop, as I wasn’t sure what plot I wanted to inlcude and what topics to cover, and I struggled to find a style that was easy for me to produce.
However, eventually I decided on a very graphic style with thick black lines and vibrant, saturated colors. This made it easy to conceptualize, simplify, and animate
Thematically, I pared it down to topics of growth, abuse, sexual/gender identity, evolution of relationships, and body image/self-confidence. My work is all about experience - experiencing someone else’s life - and so each moment is fleeting. This way, these topics may not be easily seen, but can be tangentially understood.
Here are some sketches and guidelines I made for myself to use in this process︎︎︎