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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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kkht311 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014

echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
VanHiggins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I love the compilation and ideas you use in this :D
Sisth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool graphic!
methowwolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. It looks so relaxing.
CiR3D Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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."
Cantabiles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Wow, you really did your homework. Definetely desererves credit and a fave. Outstanding series.
AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal: [link] :thanks:
Xtreme1992 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where is the Goddess of Fish? :P
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