Still Drawing vs Animated Drawing

For my time based drawings, I have edited my hand drawings by changing the opacity of each recall, however I feel like they seem quite illegible, especially the first recall which has an opacity of 10%; while adding the opacity will lose the sense of depth based on recall I wanted to convey.

war-layered
War

 

railway-layered
Railway

 

nuclear-layered
Nuclear

 

fishing-layered
Fishing

I then tried animating my drawings, making the drawings grow with each recall instead of reducing each layer’s opacity. Personally, I think this is more effective in showing how memories evolve over time – each frame shows the growth of memory, creating a complete image at 4th recall (please click the images below to see the animation).

war-gif
War

 

railway-gif
Railway

 

nuclear-gif
Nuclear

 

fishing-gif
Fishing

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