Moving on to age 7-9. A girl with a starry blue dress.
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Representation of queer, or at least non-traditional, gender expressions was an important part of this project.
So far, we’ve had some characters that were deliberately ambiguous on gender, presenting as more-or-less androgenous. Today’s character is a little different. They’re wearing traditionally female clothing, but their hair and facial features are drawn using visual cues that typically read as masculine. However, I tried to make it ambiguous enough that it still wasn’t entirely clearcut. Personally, I’d hesitate to guess how this child identifies. I’d have to ask for their pronouns.
I’m not certain I got the age to read quite right. They may look a little older than they should.
Girl, Ages 2, 5, 10, 13, 16 and 18
And now I’m done. Same character from about age 2 to 18.
Girl, Ages 2, 5, 10, 13 and 16
Five ages now. I think at 16 she might just be on the swim team.
Girl, Ages 2, 5, 10 and 13
Now 4 ages. I bet she’s a good swimmer by age 13.
Girl, Ages 2, 5 and 10
Here’s the same girl at ages 2, 5, and 10. Or thereabouts, anyway.
Girl, Ages 2 and 5
Here’s the same girl at ages 2 and 5.
Girl, Age 2
Here’s a cute 2 year old in a little skirted swimsuit.
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