I thought I had written about how I decided to do what I did, black and white an all, but i can't find it. O.o So here:
Basically, my aunt had done a series of pictures where she took two photos and transitioned between them with small ink drawings.I thought the original ink was lovely, so when I first drew the tiger-shell transition I had the various textures like my aunt's piece - while in the new version I decided I liked a more painterly black and white.
I liked the difference between the color stationary piece and the black and white transitions - kind of made it seem like while it's transitioning, it's not quite real again yet.
The original drawing from 2002 was to beef up a portfolio for my high school class, but I revisited it this year to give it some more thought - I kind of wanted a more futuristic kind of transition, much more streamline and thoughtful than the 2002 version, haha.