Lebensader is German animation that was written, designed, directed and animated by Angela Steffen. The video tells the story of a little girl with a vivid imagination finding a whole world hidden within a single tree leaf. Steffen’s bold, clear illustration style comes to life in this beautiful animation. Characters morph into one another, racing along the path of life with wild abandon. The unusual cartoon art style that Angela Steffen offers is highly appealing and fun to watch because it’s a style that lies somewhere bewteen ancient tribal character designs and modern anime characters.
This video crosses language and cultural barriers. The characters don’t speak, and there are no signs of what country or culture the father and daughter live in. The shapes of their eyes and faces also don’t point to a specific race, making this little family appealing to people from across the globe.
Visit the Lebensader website for more information about this video and for a peek behind the scenes at Angel Steffen’s art.