Friday, February 24, 2006

Illustration Friday - Tea

Illustration Friday - Tea
The energy of the tea plant, camellia sinensis.

29 comments:

carla said...

Very mystical! I like the layers and the wonderful, blurred reflection in the background. It looks like sea glass. Now, is this symbol something you've conjured? It has the feeling of protection (the top line like a hat) openness ( the lines extending outward), and vibrance/vitality (the sunlike circle with the rays. "Tis cool!

Rrramone said...

Nice! And thanks for the comment on mine. :-)

'Zann said...

Wonderful! I love tea and I love your depiction of its energy. What a great choice...
thank you!

Modern Viking said...

That's a fun interpretation. Now what about decaf?

andrea said...

...now what about decaf...that was funny! Your illo really has a lot of energy to it.
Nice job as usual!
a.

Lily and Lucy White said...

How about it … Great idea! Lily.

Alina Chau said...

fun clever illo!

isay said...

i can feel the energy from the changing of the light colors to a vibrant solid red!

Anonymous said...

Looks refreshing with a touch of zing! Very nice :)

The Unknown said...

How ingenious. I love it Love.
love

The Tart said...

Good one. It is so vibrant. Love how you did this...spunky like the jolt of a nice strong cuppa of tea!

Smooch,
The Tart

Alessandro_PPG said...

Love you illo, beautiful colors!

melba said...

I love the shadows and how you make me think and feel. I am still thinking of a name. Perhaps you can tell me some spritual names for mother or in the taro (or is it tara)is there a mother card that has a name and what does she look like?

Nan said...

Very refreshing! Love the color choice and the simple, but lively, lines. The shadows drew my attention right away.

Reluctant Nomad said...

Now, with patterns like that, I can see the sense of reading tea leaves! :-)

aynaku said...

very original and a bit esoterical!
perhaps true energy comes from red vs green...
:)

creative kismet said...

This does have a wonderful energy to it! Love it!

Toni said...

how appropriate your colors are for green tea and the energy from the plant and sun. ;)

Katili said...

Very energetic, it kind of gives wibes. I love the turquoise.

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome!! I see it dancing gracefully!

PI said...

As usual a beautiful image to brighten the day.
Do hope you don't mind but you have been tagged.

Wandering Coyote said...

I've been thinking about this one for a few days now. I really like it visually - the colours are wonderful.

Detlef said...

Always thought tea drinkers were precious petals...lol. Innovative interpretation.

Caroline said...

Thank you all for your comments!

On Flickr I was asked how I did it here is the step-by-step method:

1. I made some tea essence
2. I drank some
3. I intuited what the tea essence's symbol could be and drew it with felt tip pens.
4. I scanned it in and played with it in Painter IX.
5. I combined it also with a photograph of a plant's shadow that had intruigued me recently.

ValGalArt said...

The plant shadow looks like a pagoda! The reflective quality is so unique,Totally cool and mystical!!!

Brandi said...

Totally wild and fun for this theme! I am sure I havent seen anything like it! Great Job! Brandi

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Nice job. Lot's of energy (not something I usually associate with tea).

rose said...

Really beautiful - the colors are amazing!

Caroline said...

Valgalart - its amazing what depths one might find in a cup of tea isn't it!

Brandi - thank you - I wasn't trying to be original but its always nice to know that I am! ;-)

Tony - are you someone who falls asleep better for a cuppa? I used to be like that....

Rose - thank you - I was playing with echoes and contrasts.