A significant step in the identity formation process within young adults is differentiation, where a teen often rejects the identity influences of their parents (while often still keeping core lessons of morals and behaviour) to develop their own unique and autonomous sense of self. This idea is explored through considering the convention of orphans in young adult literature, and the empowering autonomy these types of characters (Harry Potter, The Boudelaire Orphans, Bruce Wayne, Tom Sawyer, etc.) suggest due to them being thrust into an adults world and making life changing adult-like decisions. This illustration both contrasts and presents an area of synthesis in referencing the common idea of running away from home with reading one of these novels, where the window of the girls room is synthesized with the design of a book cover, while also making a contrast between the girl’s warm safe room and the dangerous world in the book cover that the girl is crossing over into.
Traditional Art, Illustration, Digital Art