I saw Short Term 12 tonight and thought it was phenomenal. So I drew Marcus, one of the film’s most interesting characters who gets two of its strongest scenes, IMO (rap scene & head-shaving scene).
I accidentally made this picture way too somber, which belies the nuanced tone of the film itself. While definitely heavy, the movie is overall hopeful, positive, and sweet. In fact, the importance of levity is a prominent theme, and it practices what it preaches by being playful and funny throughout.
Seriously, if it’s playing in a city near you, you should absolutely go see this movie. If you’re not sold by my recommendation, Film Crit Hulk calling it a masterpiece, or its 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes, then you can also watch this teaser (although that scene will probably be much more powerful in context).