Illustration | Animation | Education
Aside from my fanart and original designs, I've got two primary projects I'm working on. The first being "The Fishbowl" which is an original comic book series and "teascape" which are my bonsai inspired paintings made with tea.
About the Artist
Runaway Goldfish, also known as Lea-Anthonette Realiza (They/Them), is an artist and art educator from the greater Seattle, WA area. Their inspiration comes from the ethereal and whimsical worlds of comics, cartoons, video games, street art, skate culture, nature, folklore, travel and Asian arts.
in addition to creating their own illustrations and teaching art, they’ve recently begun designing their own apparel, created their own series of bonsai-inspired paintings made with century old PuErh tea, finished two children’s books, finished their own comic And is working on their own cartoon. But The process of creation is never ending.
They’ve done showings at Tacoma Night Market in Tacoma, WA (2022), Sakura Con Art Show in Seattle, WA (2022), Bonsai Fest in Federal Way (2019), the Nikkei Cultural Center in Vancouver, Canada (2019) and Kent Cornucopia Days in Kent, WA (2018) and more. With roots in being a self taught artist, they hope that their own artist journey can help inspire others like the artists who have inspired them.
...is a passion project of mine that tells a story of a young, shy goldfish named Andi who discovers a world outside of her own. She is faced with challenges that constantly test her bravery but with the help of her friends and a little imagination she learns to face her fears and unlocks a new reality.