The Hero’s Journey
For this project, my class was assigned to pick a topic to make an infographic on. This infographic is a step by step graphic to breakdown the topic of our choice and explain it to all audiences. For a central topic, I chose the classic monomyth, The Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is a essentially a guideline for fantasy and sci-fi epics to follow, that maps out the protagonist’s journey from average joe to masterful hero.
I started by creating a moodboard and color scheme.
I wanted to portray The Hero’s Journey as a winding path, similar to board games such a Candy Land or Life. I mocked up two rough concepts to show this.
I went on to design simplified drawings of key characters from the most popular franchises to follow The Hero’s Journey, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. The characters I included were Luke Skywalker, Hagrid, and Gandalf the Grey.
The finished infographic includes various graphics and detailed explanations of each step of the monomyth.
View the full-sized image and motiongraphic below below: