Personal project

Featured illustration: "Shedding"

Project overview & goals

Using a deer shedding her antlers as a metaphor for gender transition, I aimed to create a painting that felt triumphant and personal.


Time period: 2022

Medium: Digital

Tools: Procreate, iPad, sketchbook & pens


  • Sketched and planned different compositions

  • Picked a composition and translated sketch to digital

  • Refined colors and shapes, rendered. Chose colors that appear on the transgender flag as a color scheme.


Convey a metaphor without using words is always an interesting challenge. It's always a balancing act trying not to hit the viewer over the head with the message, but still make it obvious enough to be meaningful.