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.

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 1 year 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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lindsayaotter 1 year ago

Wildly creative and amazingly done!

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Mibo Dumplings 1 year ago

beautiful!

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I Paint With Tea To Create Steampunk Art.

(copyright Disney)

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Marie-Louise Chenois 1 year 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 1 year ago

Steampunk Mary Poppins!

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Capermom 1 year ago

You totally rock..!

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Marie-Louise Chenois 1 year ago

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

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Dani Donovan 1 year ago

Oh I love this one!

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Yassin Haussler 1 year ago

This whole Image looks so adequate

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ABCD 1 year ago

I love this one :)

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Marie-Louise Chenois 1 year ago

Book with a door knob, so much meaning in it....With the key resting by her side

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Dani Donovan 1 year ago

Awww!

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Mibo Dumplings 1 year ago

what an explorer

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Marie-Louise Chenois 1 year ago

Her face is a bit Samurai like on this one....Wondering if she can fight with the guitar...

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Marie-Louise Chenois 1 year ago

Gonna explode in 3....2....1...

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Pastel Ghostie 1 year ago

YES! The Dark Crystal!

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Mibo Dumplings 1 year ago

i love the purple highlights!

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Alexandro Hugo Lopes 1 year ago

This is my favorite so far!

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Oforka Glory 1 year ago

lovely ladies

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Irene Bocardo Reina 1 year ago

there's more than a cup of tea in this piece :D

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A Ghost 1 year ago

Oh, I wish to be her

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