This was a real-world research project turned into an illustrated book. It captures the digital world my teenage daughter lives and tries to answer the question of why she does what she does. It tackles such topics as decision-making, influences and, of course, boys.
This is the cover of the hand-illustrated book I created about my daughter and her development.
This spread was hand illustrated and briefly describes the development of the brain during the teen's growth.
Brain Development 2
This is the complete spread.
This spread uses little sheep I drew to make a bar chart. The girl sleeping has a blue glow from her phone.
The spread uses the text bubbles to show a brief conversation. I kept the bar graph hand illustrated to coincide with the rest of the illustrated book.
This spread shows how what she sees can influence her life. I included examples of these inside her vision, as shown by the yellow triangle.
Drugs and Alcohol
I employed the same idea of using objects to form a bar graph. Though as not as so easy to tell as the sheep, it still has the same effect.
This spread shows the different faces of my daughter. She goes through phases depending on the day of the week. I used the same text bubble treatment of content.
This last spread shows my hand on hers as well as a successful conversation I could have with her.
Project Description This was a real-world research project turned into an illustrated book. It captures the digital world my teenage daughter lives and tries to answer the question of why she does what she does. It tackles such topics as decision-making, influences and, of course, boys.
Project Concept/Design Goals My goal of this book was to capture the spirit of my young teenage daughter and the digital world she is living in. I utilized graphics from her phone software like the texting bubbles and the blue lighting. The illustrations were kept pretty loose to show some agitation in my quest for clarity. Nothing in her world is sharp and clear, so I made sure to color out of the lines and show rough lines and bright colors.
Year of Completion 2014
Categories or Disciplines Illustration, Print layout