Yifat Fishman

Illustrations & Thoughts


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Betta fish

My sweet betta fish swimming gracefully in his 3 gallon tank is very entertaining. He has three tetra fish as companions but they turned out to be quite aggressive toward each other. Apparently you can’t keep a small school of tetras in a 3 gallon tank, as they attack one another. If you don’t know fish, what they would do is nudge and chase each other, making everybody’s tiny lives a total misery. I started out with four, ending with two. Then got nine more, thinking that having more company will ease their anxieties,  but ended up with these three brave survivors (or big bullies).
Such huge drama from a small fish…

Anyway, I meant to write about my betta, who while all that was taking place, minded his own business and got himself acquainted with all the soft hiding spots in his little domain. He even has a nice hammock to hang out close to the water surface and blow some air bubbles if he so chooses.

Here is a picture of him swimming next to one of his Marimo balls.

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Of course when I sat down for my daily sketch work he provided inspiration for this illustration, which as art goes ended up with colors quite different than the original subject of the picture. Let’s just say that mister Fish was the MUSE of this piece. And that’s a big thing for this little guy.

Here’s the illustration (note the tetras in the background):

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Tin man (work tittle)

Here’s a new story I’m currently working on, which started as a quick sketch with no intention of doing much with it. But as stories go, this one just spoke to me and I knew that I wanted to work with it to find out where it’s going.

It begins with a self-made tin man who lives in a landfill. He loves gardening and his three friends help him out and keep him company. But his home is in danger of being swallowed up by the heaps and mounds and mountains of trash that the near by city dumps every Wednesday. Moreover, the city itself is in a stinking trouble, of which it’s unaware … yet. It all starts to change when one Wednesday a girl named Delilah shows up at the landfill. This story deals with environmental themes that are close to my heart, along with cooperation and friendship.


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Earth Day

Tomorrow is earth day, a special day to remember why this place is special to each and every one of us, and to celebrate its bounty and beauty. From far out in space our world looks like  a blue marble. There is no other planet, yet to be found, that can support life quite like our blue planet. So let’s cherish this unique place that we call Home. Let’s make our best efforts to keep it healthy and clean. Let’s love it more, much more, throughout the year. Let’s make every day an earth day.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.”Chief Seattle

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And because it’s ours!

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I just finished Tin Man and I’m still wondering what the cat is telling him. Do you know what he’s saying? “______”

I feel that there’s a story here that needs telling.

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Yes I may be going a little overboard with time lapse video. But it’s hard to resist. So much fun while warming up my hand to the day’s work! #morning #morningcoffee #artprocess #art #digitalartis #painting #digitalart #ipadpro #ipadart #applepencil #video #timelapse #creativelife #illustration #procreateart #procreateapp #procreate