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December 21, 2011
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Goddess of Tea by echo-x Goddess of Tea by echo-x
Goddess of Tea - for the Buford Highway Farmer's Market (a world famous gourmet grocer) in Atlanta, GA.

MODEL: Yaya Han
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.

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echo-x Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
VanHiggins Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I love the compilation and ideas you use in this :D
Sisth Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool graphic!
methowwolf Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. It looks so relaxing.
very nice series, i want them as prints in my kitchen, at least the "tea" and "coffee"goddesses. the only point in this picture that i would criticise are the teabags. of course tea comes in bags but real tea aficiados use loose tea in teapots. that would make the picture a little more classy, but we´re talking about grams on tons ;)
echo-x Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The purpose of this illustration was to promote "Tea" at an international market in Atlanta, GA, so every kind of tea and tea culture is represented because the market sells all kinds. Loose tea is represented in the illustration in the tea leaves, the tea flowers, and the tea ball. You'll notice tea cups from Asia and Europe and the more obvious Chinese woman wearing a Kimono and Geisha makeup. There is only one variety of Tea plant (according to my research) - and the differences come in the treatment of roasts and additional flavor elements. Of course, one can try to claim superiority of one treatment or steeping method over another - but I've met someone from a tea farm in the world's tea capital in China (they produce more tea in her state than anywhere in the world) and she proclaimed that tea in HER culture was synonymous with innovation. Sure, she drank oolong from bare dried leaves without sugar - but she microwaved them in whatever vessel was within easy reach. She also poured generic-brand chopped Earl Gray leaves from a steeping bag onto her ice cream. "The tradition", she said "is to enjoy tea and to not stand in the way of anyone else enjoying tea."
Wow, you really did your homework. Definetely desererves credit and a fave. Outstanding series.
AelarethElennar Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal: [link] :thanks:
Xtreme1992 Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where is the Goddess of Fish? :P
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