To begin with, I drew the scene when Jang Ji-Li goes to her first audition with the other three boys and girl. I chose this scene because I thought it would be the most interesting one since Ji-Li was the best of the all; however, her parents would refuse to let her go. In addition, auditioning for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy would be the chance that would only come in life once. This was her chance to have a better life and reputation.
The reason I decided to draw Jang Ji-Li as a dog is because she had less benefits. In another words, Ji-Li's father was not going to let her audition for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy because her family had issues with the government. In my opinion, dogs don’t have as many opportunities as humans. Obviously, Ji-li had more benefits than a dog, yet comparing this dilemma was the same thing as comparing a dog to a person. As the problem, Ji-li would lose the chance to be a bit successful in life and she would end up not exploiting her amazing skills.
Furthermore, I decided to draw the image “black and white” because in this time, there were many restrictions for girls that made them unhappy. As illustrated, the color black and white represents how neutral everything was and that on one was really happy.