The latest animation I created with the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a story about hair loss to help children going through cancer treatment understand what might happen.
Hair loss is a common side effect of treatment for childhood cancer, but its impact on childhood cancer patients can be significant. The animation 'Anna loses her hair' tells the story of Anna, Jack and Laura who all lose their hair while having treatment for cancer and helps young children to understand what might happen. This story was inspired by a special little girl called Angelica and her lovely family who kindly agreed for it to be shared to help other children and families.
This video is based on an illustrated book which I adapted for animation. The story line, visual style and characters of the animation are based on the book. I designed the storyboards based on the story line with additional scenes drawn where needed. I drew the animation artwork in Adobe Illustrator while the animation was done in Adobe After Effects. The plugins Duik and Joy Sticks n' Sliders was used for character rigging.
The animation was published in early April 2019 on the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group's website and social media channels where it has been very well received with many positive comments from parents of children with cancer and other charity supporters.