Happy 2024 everyone! Let's get straight into it shall we? I have a lot to announce so, here we go! Firstly...
NEW PRODUCT AVAILABLE!
STUPID CUPID STICKER SHEET!
This 4"x6" vinyl sticker sheet comes with 10 original designs and are dish washer safe.
Order today to receive your stickers just in time for Valentine's Day!
Sprinkled with a little bit of dark humor, this silly set is inspired by all the broken hearts around the world, the anti-Valentine's Day rhetoric and singles awareness day.
Love can feel serious but life's too short; why take it seriously?
WEBSITE UPDATE - ORIGINAL ART NOW AVAILABLE!
FREE SHIPPING AVAILABLE IN THE USA!
Link to webstore: https://www.runawaygoldfish.com/thefishbowlmarket-allproducts
Save 10% at The Fishbowl Market webstore! Use code: THTBBL24
Original art is still available on my website with more to come! Throughout the month, I'll be uploading my larger pieces so be sure to check in every so often to see what's available. I'm also hoping to upload some sticker packs soon too. If you want to be the first to know about the latest, be sure to subscribe to my Patreon! Link is available down below.
SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
To those who follow me on Twitter (X?), you may have learned that I decided to remove my past videos from my channel. Apparently this year is a year of new beginnings for me. It is the year of the Dragon, after all. YouTube has been a bit of a mystery to me and video editing was something I struggled with for a long time. But since I first started, I've really improved both my video editing skills and camera work. I even decided to invest into a gimbal for Black Friday. It has seriously become a real game changer for me. When I started YouTube, it was during the pandemic and I realized, (just like the rest of the world) I was making content when I wasn't in the best place mentally. I hate to say it, but I feel like it showed in my videos and it wasn't something I wanted to keep on my channel. Being older and wiser, I wanted to approach my channel differently and put more focus on the quality of what I release. It's weird because I think I'm about to hit 10 years of recording my art journey, and I feel myself going through a new era of self. I don't know how temporary this feeling is but I'm curious to know where it goes.
MY LATEST TWEET:
Remember that gimbal I was talking about? Here she is! I was hesitant at first because I am not by any means someone who enjoys using cameras or knows anything about camera gear. This is why I draw. But I felt it was really important to learn more about it in order to better understand film. So as a little gift to myself, I decided to snag this baby on Black Friday and I have zero regrets. I still very much have interest in animation and one of the biggest things I learned while attending Aaron Blaise's art workshop a couple years back was the value of pulling from real life and having your own references. There are so many aspects and techniques of cinematography that are applicable to animation specifically. Filming things cinematically has already changed how I see the world even if it's just filming random objects in my office or kitchen. It's definitely not a must have item but it allows me to practice composition in ways I couldn't before. I look forward to be posting some practice videos I've done over the holiday season.
FIND ME ON TIKTOK!
Here's my latest post:
It's been a minute but I'm back on Twitch! I've had a bit of a complicated relationship with this platform but it's always fun chatting with folks and kicking it. I don't have a set schedule yet but you can always follow me on the platform and get notifications when I do. I aim to do at least one stream a month. For this livestream, you get to see me work on the art I did for the Stupid Cupid sticker sheets!
I'M BACK ON TWITCH!
Admittedly, my Instagram as been pretty dead lately when in the past it was a place where I posted so regularly. In truth, social media in general was becoming a huge source of stress and sadness for me and like many others, I've had to walk away from it for awhile and sometimes it's hard to feel inspired to even post anymore. On the flipside, it's been so refreshing to not feel bound to my phone. I've been able to find more time for myself and focus on my art so much more. Unfortunately, the trade-off is that I definitely feel the repercussions as an artist on the internet. It's hard to find balance and especially hard to not fall into the trap of making content for the sake of content to appease the algorithm gods. But I think I've found a good middle ground and better use for my Instagram profile. For the longest time my page has been a hodge podge of progress photos, random inspiration and random things I've made. This method has really worked for me for a long time because I was posting consistently, but if my Instagram is going to be a resource for people to see my work, having it cluttered with random photos can make it more difficult for folks to see the art I've done. I want to make it easy and clear for them and in order for me to do this, I have to be more mindful about the presentation of my page. This coming year, I'll be changing how I approach my posts and treat it more like a portfolio as a opposed to a photo album like I've done in the past.
CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM!
Here is my most recent post:
Lastly, I'm continuing to do the illustrative project lined up with @Gfy95 and we're making good progress! Be sure to follow his Instagram to stay up to date!
Lastly, if you want to be the first to know about latest...
JOIN MY PATREON!
Support my journey and be the first to know what's next for only $1 a month.
As a thanks for your support, in return you get:
A one time gift of 500 Fish Flakes to start
10 Fish Flakes for every dollar contributed to spend at the The Fishbowl Market webstore
Fish Flakes is an online point system where $1 = 100 Fish Flakes.
You will be notified first about any exclusive content and blog posts which are posted randomly.
Visit https://www.patreon.com/mygoldfishbowl to learn more!