So… don’t tell anybody, but… just between you and me… I think tea is kinda for the birds. Coke me, bro!
Dennis Reynolds: “Your voice needs to come off as elegant as your clothing… okay? So… try this, ‘would you like a spot of tea’? You, ‘yeeeEEEeeesssSSSss’!”
Mac McDonald: “Would you like a spot of tea? YeeEEeessSSss!”
Dennis Reynolds: “Draw it out more.”
Mac McDonald: “Draw it out more than that? More like… YeeeEEEeeesssSSSsss!”
– Rob McElhenney & Glenn Howerton – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
I can’t help but think this lovely image was somewhat inspired by my recent cold weather hot tea craze…. Mmm warm minty goodness!
But… it’s so…
As always a WONDERFUL piece of art.
Like to think it’s a raven. They’re scavengers… and as a coffee drinker scavenging is the only thing that would force me to drink tea.
So much for being and Anglophobe.
~Live from your indigent reader in Reno. Home of the Homeless!
ps: okay gimme another month and the above will be me. Still the thought of tea -shudder-. Roasted raven though, well I did always enjoy squab
I’ll strap some onto the bird and send him out homing pigeon style…
flap harder, guy… flap harder!
(I don’t think he’s even trying).
You are very kind, Ms. B! Thank you!
I wish I could scavenge up some Coke… the only thing I seem to be able to find around here is… TEA. And Sterno. Hasn’t that ridiculous bird managed to lift off yet?!
I’m very fond of crows, not so much of tea
We used to have quite a few of them at our store bird-feeder…
they never used to touch the tea I’d put out for them, though.
So a tea made of crows wouldn’t be your cup of. . .oh, never mind.
no crows were harmed in the production of this cup of tea.
The fresh crow flavoring is artificial.
This is why birds should always live with coffee drinkers.
I think this is a rare bird.
Pretty sure I watched him fly into a Starbucks the other day.
Thanks, I will! I’m a big tea lover; I cannot start the day without two big mug fulls to wake me up. But then I am a Brit so it’s pretty mandatory for me anyway…
I love your black bird! he looks like a Jackdaw to me (http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/j/jackdaw/)…very cool image 🙂
I think most people are tea fans… I’m not big on coffee, either for some reason (I must just have unusual taste)!
Thank you very much for the link, too! I think your identification is probably right on. I’ve never been very good with my classification… maybe that’s due to a lack of tea?!
What a cute image! A very nice visual art that lightens up a dull Monday morning. ^^
Why thank you!
Oh no! Is it Monday already / again!
Very cool SIG. I have to admit I do enjoy the odd cup of tea but that is just between you and me.
Why thank you, Astra!
Hahaha… okay, I guess I won’t hold that against you.
Seriously, though… I think most people would agree with you.
Nice bird. I’ll drink a tea rather than coffee. Perhaps it’s healthy.
Why thank you!
And I am sure you are right…
I have heard many people say that tea is very good for you (including my wife)!
I’m a Coke person all the way (Coke Zero for preference), which might be I love this graphic 🙂
I’m fairly certain my blood is at least 80% Coke.
I’m considering going to an I.V. drip.
Thank you so much, J.P.!
Please, please tell me this is for sale in your etsy store? Please tell me you’ve
opened an etsy store! Please!!
I’m too afraid I would set a record for most appearances on ‘Regretsy’!
Thank you so much, Dishy – you are always far too kind! 🙂
Thank you so very much! 🙂
Edgar Allan Poe would be horrified. Cognac please 🙄
I WISH I would have posted them back to back!
Sounds classy! I’m not sure this is that refined an establishment!
Like the texture feel from the background.
Thanks so much, MJ!
I scanned in a piece of paper for that effect.
I’ve tried and tried to like tea…instead I dropped Pepsi (due to pre-diabetes) and picked up coffee with loads of sugar-free creamer.
Tea is still not me.
Although, there is a cinnamon one I like during the holidays. It’s by GOOD EARTH and I believe it’s called Sweet and Spicey. It just smellys really yummy and warm.
That sounds very difficult, Ms. O!
You certainly have to do all you can to stay healthy, but it would be a real challenge for me to kick the cola!
Yeah, I’m not sure what it is about tea. It seems like I should enjoy it, so from time to time I give it another try… but I’m just not there yet, either.
This morning I was considering drinking green tea over the winter months to help keep some of the holidays foods off my waistline…Since not eating the goodies is out of the question…lol. Your wonderful drawing of this crow, or raven (which I love, BTW!) confirmed it…I will do it, but I will not like the taste of it.
Love your artwork!!
You have such great motivation!
That sounds like something that I should do, too! Something tells me I wouldn’t be very successful, though. Although warm is always good at this time of year!
Thank you so very much for your kind comment, Ms. A!
I love how the bird is looking up, like in a questioning way. Great image!
Thank you so much!
We have a fake bird Halloween decoration I used as a reference image (which was great, because I got to play around with all types of angles / vantage points without him flying away)!
Add Grand Marnier…helps every. single. time. 🙂
*rubbing chin in deep thought*
now that sounds interesting…
this could call for further experimentation!
Some day I’d love to look over your shoulder while you create art like this. It would be wonderful to watch you.
The feeling is very mutual
(although you’d definitely want to grab some caffeine first… I’m fairly certain it would be a bit of a snooze fest for you)!
Thank you so much, sir!
Love this image, the texture in the background works really well. Not big on tea either, but this kinda makes me want a cup! Also I love It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so nice quote 🙂
I’m very happy to hear that, Mr. H! Thank you so much!
It’s one of my favorite shows…
you never know what they’re going to be up to next, but it’s always inappropriate. And hilarious.
You sure do present us with some amazing pieces of work SIG, but I have no idea how you recall all of these quotes.. As for tea !!… Must be a British thing.. 😉
Thank you so much, sir!
Yeah, when it comes to the quotes, I always cheat. I can usually come up with something I remember being related, but then I always have to do some research to get it right.
I think it’s maybe just me… a lot of my friends and family love tea… I’ve just never been into it for some strange reason.
i love this. the bird actually looks like he’s thinkin’ something. not sure what, but something….
I’m very happy to hear that, U.M., thank you!
I just hope he isn’t considering switching to Coke
(I get the feeling he’d put a major dent in my supply)!
Who wants bird poop in their tea?
there it is! I was wondering if anyone would mention that! We only work with professional bird silhouettes around here, Beraman… he’s very good, really. Nothing to worry about, I’m sure. Ish.
That was my first thought: lemon, sugar, cream, or…?
you guys are ‘commenters of a feather’, I guess!
I love it, SIG. Strangely, I couldn’t view it yesterday – the image just would not load despite a few attempts.
Anyway, worth waiting for, I think it’s delightful.
Oh no! Sorry about that – sounds very frustrating!
Thank you very much for your persistence, though! And the very kind comment, of course! I appreciate that very much, S.E.!
Tea? I’ll pass. Mint? Yes, please!
I like this, SIG.
I’m with you on that, Ms. D!
That is very nice to hear, thank you!
Wait, aren’t you from Missouri or some place like that? Who told you about hot tea 😉
I done swopped me a bolt of calico ‘fer some!
Yes there is nothing quite like a bit…
Nothing quite like a bit of tea too 🙂 lol
have a great rest of evening SIG 🙂
very clever, as always, sir!
Thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope you have a wonderful evening as well, A.G.!
That looks great. Striking. Nice background also in the foreground. Cool. Nicely framed as well. If I had a coffeehouse I’d have to have it.
I don’t often drink hot drinks but I do like ice tea and ice coffee. If I’m frozen I’ll drink hot tea.
That is very kind of you, sir, thank you so much!
I’m with you… 95% of the time I’d prefer something cool, but when your frozen you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do!
Can I be constructive? Or am I only here to tell you how greeeeeeeeat you are every day?
If not, I have to tell you that I think this would be twice as good if the teabag wasn’t labeled. The bird is SO sophisticated, and the font makes it less so.
This is a compliment. I really kind of LOVE it otherwise.
Not at all! I look forward to constructive criticism!
That’s a very good point, U.M… and I played around with that (and various fonts) for a very long time. I think it was one of those things were there were just so many choices I got a bit overwhelmed. Anyway, it might make you happy to know I did finally force myself to change the typeface from a sweet, sweet mixture of Papyrus and Comic Sans.
Thanks again, U.M.! Please never be afraid to share your thoughts! I always value them!
I went back and turned off the text layer / looked at it again…
I think it needs… something…
although I completely agree with you, this is too much. Maybe something a bit more classic and/or a much lower opacity… this definitely require some further experimentation…
Very nice image and composition. Though I’m not sure I’d really want a bird stealing my teabag. Tea isn’t for birds! Or rabbits!
‘Silly rabbit… tea is for kids!’
Or was that Trix cereal?
Eh. Either way.
haha, love this one.
it was especially cool that of all the teas in the world, you selected ‘mint’ tea. not just because of the cool mint factor – but because i posted the counterpoint to yours a few months ago 🙂
but do feel free to bypass the tea, it leaves more (pun intended) for the rest of us. enjoy your coke! cheers!
It’s so nice to hear that, P&K, thank you!
Oh, no! I think I might have missed that one (I’ll have to go back and try to find it – I’m SO curious, now)!
Hahaha… just doing my part to help, you know!
YeeeEEEeeesssSSSsss! Wonderful work as always. You are tea-riffically talented.
I thank you, sir!
checktea is in the mail!)
I’d love some tea too! Very pretty image.. I’d love to have it on my kitchen wall
That is so nice of you to say, Dhaami –
thank you very, very much!
Great Art work my friend, what else can i say
you always have a great work here and i like it 🙂
You are far too kind, Jake!
Thank you so much for your very kind comments – I always appreciate them very much, sir!
Nice picture. I occasionally drink tea but mostly prefer coffee. Mint tea??? Yuk!!!
so… you’re saying I shouldn’t have sent that crate of Mint Tea over to your place, Tony?!
love the green! we received a chocolate mint plant as a gift this year. kind of wish i had dried some of the leaves… now that would be a nice tea for the christmas season. come summer the coke really does win hands down 🙂
Thank you very much, Cursi!
I have never heard of chocolate mint before… sounds interesting! Sadly I usually dry out plat leaves (unintentionally)! I wish my thumb was a bit greener!
Despite being a tea addict and having tasted almost every flavored tea under the sun, I still haven’t had a whiff of the minty tea!!
Great stuff. 🙂
I guess I shouldn’t judge mint tea as I really haven’t tried it… maybe some day I’ll work up the courage!
Thank you so much, Sami – I really appreciate your stopping by!
I could use a cup of mint tea right about now. Mint Coke? No way! 🙂
I like the little bird perched on the edge of the cup. He looks like he’s about to fly away with the tea bag.
Hahaha… Mint Coke certainly does sound like it would be… an ‘acquired’ taste!
He does look like he’s up to something, doesn’t he?!
Coffee in the morning and tea every afternoon, but always green never mint. I love the little bird. Makes me nostalgic for my grandmother’s kitchen. She had a sweet little bird that I found fascinating. Fabulous as always, Sig.
Sounds much healthier than my continuous cola schedule, Y.A.W.!
Now that you mention it… kind of reminds me of my grandfather, too. My grandparents never had any ‘inside’ birds, but he loved to feed all the outside ones. And they lived by a small slough (which was always full of ‘his ducks’).
Thank you very, very much, Nancy!
Am I the only one who drinks mint tea?! I had no idea I would be such the minority on this one! 😛
I think a few people said they liked it, Annabelle…
oh well. When it comes to tea in general, then I’m the one in the minority for sure.
Mint tea is the only caffeine-free tea that I like.
I should give it a chance…
I’m working up the courage…
I figured it might be time for another bird.
Do I think this is adorable? YeeeEEEeeesssSSSsss!
why, ThhhAAAnnnKKKsss, Juana!
If I owned a coffeehouse this picture would be a must have on the wall!
You are always so kind, Mr. H!
My thanks to you, sir!
I love everything about this–bird, tea, background–PERFECT.
That is so nice to hear, Patti – thank you very much!
And thank you for stopping by, too! I really do appreciate it!
I like an excuse to open up Illustrator every now and then!
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I really like this.
I am so flattered that you liked the piece enough to share it with your readers!
You are very kind, Conceptual Muse!
Thank you again!
That looks like a lovely logo for a new brand of tea, nice work!
Thank you so much, C.O.R…
I just hope they don’t send me too many samples!