Being an artist, I tend to understand things better through visual representations. Because of this, I sometimes like to describe my character development through color.
Here’s how my main character in Brilliant Idea #2 develops throughout the plot. It only covers the beginning, middle, and end, because I don’t want to give away too much of the storyline just yet, but I think you can probably get a general idea of what’s going on.
1) Softer tones represent naivete and youth.
2) Bold dark tones represent chaos, discomfort, and discord.
3) Bright colors represent growth and new life.
Something about that last one reminds me of Cake Wrecks and really makes me want to eat a cupcake.