Hi! My name is Sophia and I am an aspiring character designer and visual developer based in Toronto. I have worked as a graphic illustrator for UNICEF Voices of Youth, but I aim to enter the animation industry in the future. I was unable to apply to an art school this year, but I wish to continue on as a self-taught artist until I get the chance to apply. Many of my illustrations are geared toward character art, and I like to take inspiration from my Filipino heritage and culture. The first four images were inspired by the Filipino myth of the Bakunawa and the Seven Moons. I am currently trying to diversify my images and subject matter to create more story and character-driven illustrations. I would love to have some advice on what to work on in the future to make my portfolio stand out so I may continue to develop in spite of my not going to art school. Thank you!