Final Update! I just wanted to thank everyone for participating in the contest with me and being kind and supportive as well. It was inspiring to see people's progress and it really helped to push me with my character too!
I wanted to add some more final images on top of my submission for anyone who is curious or who were following my journey! (note: not my official submission as it is posted in my first post!)
For full details, feel free to visit my post on artstation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qAeX6y