“My Character Development” explores what impacts me; advancements, culture, relationships and passion. My art portrays my story. 'My Character Development' is narrative terminology; a process of giving characters depth and personality. The monochrome palette references to Japanese Manga, a form of visual-storytelling that inspires me. Details draw focus, forcing people to contemplate a story behind the assemblage of images. Line-weight suggest depth, encouraging illusions of animated worlds. Diverse lines creates forms - malleableness to people, structure to buildings. Non-solid objects defy gravity, forming movement. Consistency links the artworks into a complete story of “My Character Development”.
I was inspired by introspection. Each piece is like a separate universe co-existing in my life. ‘My Character Development’ was communicated through layering personal memories, illustrated through symbolic imagery, in complex scenic compositions. Planning was vital. Before beginning the final artworks, every detail had been designed multiple times. How to depict memories and built the setting was already contemplated. Redrawing and refining the same image - as minuscule as one line - to portray the exact emotion and visuals I envisioned. Reference photos was crucial to capture the likeliness of every objects and person, collecting 563 photos.