An important part of our discussion surrounding the leaf, was that it added a semblance of humanity to the rabbit, using tools and an awareness of environment beyond just fight or flight, and gave the character more likability.
Anna created the Artwork above as an initial design for the Rabbit, and will be pretty much leading the charge with how the character’s aesthetic plays out.
Since the beginning I was always really keen on the idea of our rabbit carrying a leaf. Originally this was just as a cute little accessory, but since we implemented the rain, we decided that it would be used as an umbrella.
After reading several articles (and from my own personal experience) I realised that the leaf umbrella would serve as a nice metaphor for a comfort item.
Comfort items are very common and are used to help cope with stressful situations. As a child this could have been a blanket or a soft toy. Adults would probably find comfort in an item on their person. They would probably fiddle with their necklaces or twiddle their rings. A common comfort item in this period of time is a smartphone. A lot of anxious people usually find a small amount of sanctuary when they retreat to their mobile devices as an…
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