This idea has been made real
I'm Sofia, currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. I'm an animator most of the time, but I also do illustration and graphic design! I love creating funky animations with vibrant colors, textures, and a lot of movement. Sometimes I like to add some abstraction to my work and creating very busy and full animations. Most of my work is digital but I also like experimenting with stop motion using found objects to make animated collages.
Visit our online exhibition Mission: Protect our oceans to watch the animation and find out more about how the Sea Otter Robot was brought to life!
Maker blog entries
With Linden's help, I designed the S.O.R. with bright colours that help signal other animals for danger! The eyes have dots around them that help scan other animals, it has a bag inside its belly to collect the trash and is a really good swimmer!
This is a small animation to show some really colourful fish that live under the sea, an example of many of the lives the S.O.R. is protecting!
I decided to draw a few crabs as the invasive species, they will be eating the sea weeds and disturbing other fish, so the S.O.R. will drive them away and restore balance!
This is a rough sketch of how the Sea Otter Robot will guide the vaquitas with a sign, helping them stay away from fish hooks and fishing nets!
This is part of the opening sequence, a sea made of cut out paper!