For my main project, my first chosen aesthetic was Pop Art, as written about in this post.
However, I spent more time carousing the internet, looking for other aesthetics, and I stumbled upon old children books and other softer colors.
I’m familiar with the Kawaii aesthetic, as described to be both “cute and soft” and originating from Japan. The Kawaii aesthetic is defined by very light lines, soft edges, and pastel colors.
I also found this video on Youtube, making me reconsider what I wish to do for my project:
This is a sequence taken from the video game Super Mario Galaxy by Nintendo, told in a style of a childhood nighttime story. I found the colors soft and inviting, and wish to emulate this sort of style.
My project idea is now to tell the stories of video games in sequences or chapters, as if they were simply childhood stories. I find most video game stories to be complex, almost convoluted at times, and I think it would be interesting to try and simplify them!