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A Wizard of Tea

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PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE! SEE BOTTOM OF DESCRIPTION!*

Alchemists in the western world tended to spend their time in useless pursuits, tinkering with virgin's milk and mercury, trying to make the philosopher's stone and generally being of no use to anybody.

Alchemists in the east, however, learned early on to turn their powers to trade, and became wildly successful in business. Silk-charmers capable of creating magical dyes were the most highly sought after, but running a close second were the wizards of tea.

Turning lead to gold was for chumps. A tea wizard who could transmute ten bushels of inferior green into ten pounds of the delicate and extraordinarily expensive "Dragon's Eyelashes" blend could build a whole house out of gold--or lead, were she so inclined and didn't plan to spend much time at home.

Eventually, of course, the East India Tea Company figured it out and started recruiting starving young European alchemists and sending them around the Cape. Most of them were only good for keeping tea from rotting on the docks, but a few turned out to have a real flair and a gift for "reading the leaves" and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Aggghhhh! Big-eyed cartoony girls! Sparkly magic! Inner teenage girl squealing! I could actually feel myself going to the dark side as I painted...

Still, I regret nothing. Except perhaps that I drank a LOT of tea during the day and a half this painting took. The painting could probably have been done several hours sooner if I hadn't been spending so much time in the bathroom.

Anyway! Prints are available, for $10 and $20, (8.5 x 11 and 13 x 19 respectively) plus shipping. I take Paypal, check and money order. Send me a note, or visit [link] to order!


*Sorry, crass I know, but many people apparently don't actually read down to the bit where it says "You can buy this stuff!"
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NebulaLupus's avatar
I love her movement! Very great!
Ejderha-Arts's avatar
I love tea and I love this image. Wonderful!
cullyferg2010's avatar
Do they have spell for summoning milk and sugar?  Would love to learn that spell as I love green tea.  With honey!
skipshot's avatar
Reminds me of my wife.
TiraArts's avatar
Love this concept too.
Ipoxitye's avatar
Lovely! What a cool idea!
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L1ghtningpaw's avatar
tea is wonderful and so is this picture!!:iconheartballoonplz:
Cali-the-cat's avatar
This is so cute! I love the idea of tea wizards. :heart: That's the sort of wizard I'd be for sure! I love tea! :D Kudos to you for creating this!
Valvado's avatar
I am speechless!!!! This is amazing! beautifully done, with lots of detail :D Congrats!

Fantasy ART gallery:

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elleneri's avatar
I just love the little stories that come with most of your paintings.
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Hello! I am wondering if I can use this in a video I'm making? The video is going to be about angels, warriors, angel warriors, mages, witches, girls/boys with guns and/or swords and more. So, it's mostly going to be about fantasy stuff. I will make sure you are added to the credits list for your art at the end of the video and that you get a link to the video with your art in it. The songs that will be on the video is:

We Are Who We Are- By: Kesha
Blow Me Away- By: Breaking Benjamin
Naturally- By: Selena Gomez
Bet On It- By: Zac Efron (High School Musical 2)
I'm Alive- By: Celine Dion
Moves Like Jagger- By: Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
Disgusting- By: Kesha

WARNING: There might be 2-3 parts.

So, may I use this piece of art in my video?
DivineLightAngels's avatar
Really beautiful, wonderful
eva-tiger-lover's avatar
magic tea
like it
i want tast it
Mushroom-kat's avatar
she needs to meet the mad hatter ;)
Dragkey01's avatar
I don't mean to offend, but this made me think 'wow, the mad hater had a daughter'
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West-117's avatar
Very cool, I like the little lore you came up with it.
RedDoktor's avatar
Amazing character and idea. I love the style of this :)
lol-jokesbiggestfan's avatar
woooooow ooh aah so-s-s-so amazing :iconadmireplz:
Chishio-chan's avatar
Awesome painting, if only i had the money... (tear). Anyway wish more people knew the power of tea, love it.
Battlewolf98's avatar
HEY LOOK! IT'S ME!
Lovely work!
Irishrover's avatar
I love tea and magic so this amused me to no end, thank you for posting such lovely work.
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