I’m a story artist for Disney animation by day but by night I like to unwind with a nice cup of tea...to paint with.


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I’ve been a fan of steampunk ever since I was introduced to it while working on the film, Atlantis the lost empire. I was looking for ways to create my own little world within the genre and I discovered that I could create a vintage look by painting with the tea itself.

It took some trial and error to figure out which teas had the best color (earl grey and green tea. Darjeeling is nice too) once I found the right blend I let it steep for at least 2 hours for maximum saturation. Occasionally I add just a bit of watercolor to bring in some darker values but the tea tends to work great just on its own.

I hope you enjoy the art as much as I enjoyed creating them, I’m just sorry you can’t experience how good they smell when I was painting them. Cheers. 

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I Paint With Tea To Create Steampunk Art.

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Marie-Louise Chenois 11 months ago

The octopus is still nammed Otto i guess? (was a previous post on BP some months ago by the same artist)

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I Paint With Tea To Create Steampunk Art.

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lindsayaotter 11 months ago

Wildly creative and amazingly done!

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Mibo Dumplings 11 months ago

beautiful!

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I Paint With Tea To Create Steampunk Art.

(copyright Disney)

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Marie-Louise Chenois 11 months ago

Otto is missing in it, so sad, when he could reach the sea and get back to it's element...Snif.

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Tamara Laney 11 months ago

Steampunk Mary Poppins!

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Capermom 11 months ago

You totally rock..!

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Marie-Louise Chenois 11 months ago

There is a zeppelin in the gifts. I want it, gimmeeeeee!!!!

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Dani Donovan 11 months ago

Oh I love this one!

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Yassin Haussler 11 months ago

This whole Image looks so adequate

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ABCD 11 months ago

I love this one :)