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Sea Otter Robot (S. O. R.)

Age 6Ottawa, Canada

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Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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.

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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!

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Sofia Velosa Borges has been working on making this idea real.
Sea Otter Robot
Posted by Sofia Velosa Borges

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!

Colourful Fish animation
Posted by Sofia Velosa Borges

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!

Invasive species
Posted by Sofia Velosa Borges

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!

S.O.R. guiding vaquitas away from fish hook
Posted by Sofia Velosa Borges

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!

S.O.R. cleaning the ocean
Posted by Sofia Velosa Borges

This is part of the opening sequence, a sea made of cut out paper!