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The question that inspired my concentration was how can I take foods and build off the food’s characteristics to create cartoon character designs and settings based off of them. My main goals in this project were to improve on my background drawing skills as well as developing my creative skills through character design and world design. I wanted to show more than just character designs, I wanted to explore what settings the characters would be in, what their personalities would be like, and how they would interact with their environments. I chose to draw cartoon characters inspired by foods because it is a lighthearted subject that brings me happiness. My main goal with all of my art is to not only bring myself, but other people joy through cute and captivating stories told through illustration.