Since leaving my job, I’ve plowed through over 120 episodes of Steven Universe and I can’t love it enough. I love it for its progressiveness, for its humor, for teaching emotional wellbeing, and of course, for its art. Steven Universe is an important triumph for the mental health of children (and me).
This was a difficult project. Over the ~20 hours I spent on it, I ran into problems with color, form, design. I doubted myself. I felt like giving up, but I couldn’t because I fell in love with the show. Sometimes paintings can feel like strolls. Sometimes they are journeys.