In the HBO series, Insecure, the show explores Issa – a woman who often is too shy to outwardly express her feelings or what she really wants in life. The only way she lets out her confident side is by writing raps and confronting her situations in front of the mirror. But, in the end, she retracts to her shy and insecure ways, coming off to the rest of the world as indifferent.
I started out by sketching out iconic elements from the show's first episode that represent Issa's internal struggle. The different lipstick shades and sharpies are part of Issa's effort to encompass an "in-your-face" attitude. To represent Issa's insecurities and "comfort zone," I recreated her apartment's couch, which ends up playing an important, symbolic role in her relationship with her boyfriend.
The finished video resulted in an illustrated title sequence with TT The Artist's "Thug It Out" as the clip's main song.