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Self Portrait With Tea by Himmapaan Self Portrait With Tea by Himmapaan
Dedicated to those for whom tea might as well be booze.

Pencil, sepia & black ink, Conté and gouache on recycled paper, 112 x 178mm. The full view is larger than the original.
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:iconsurika:
surika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
As much as I love tea (I won't survive without), this kind of makes my throat hurt ... isn't it a bit hot to gulp that stuff down like this?
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ker-splash Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Oh yes. 
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MsStarsea Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Excellent. *sips from her own cup*
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haius Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I agree wholeheartedly.  Tea is better, too, because it doesn't make you drunk or hungover.  XD

In a response to the other crane picture, on which comments are disabled, I would just like to say that you're not alone, and that I think the site itself has been on a steep decline for several years now.  People online don't really care, in general, about others' work; fanart is the only thing that gets views/comments/faves; the average user is probably high-school age and their tastes reflect as much; the site's administration don't police submissions properly, banning art and allowing things that are decidedly not art and which seem to end up on the front page with disturbing frequency; and so on.  I think that part of it is a problem of saturation: that is, there are now so many people on the site, all clamoring to be seen, that a lot of people just don't bother.  At the same time, a lot of people have moved to tumblr.  I get the impression that 90% of everyone's watchers are now inactive.  So, perhaps it's not the subject matter, per se, but just the site's general decline that's kept your art from getting the attention it deserves?

I dunno, man.  All I can say is, two years ago I could expect to get comments from six people, average, on anything I posted.  Now I'm lucky if I get anything.  I've stopped posting because it's too disheartening to put something up here just to have it go utterly ignored.  :/  So, the point being just that, I feel you, and even though I don't comment much, I promise I am looking at and enjoying everything you post here.  :)
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beuatiful !!
 Love the details of the art
and texture of the paper
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing like a good cuppa :clap:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do so love tea.  ;)
I'd like to have some now!  But if I did I should be up all night.  ;p
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, absolutely!
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glug glug glug! Yum :) What a delightful drawing, Niroot!
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:iconnaomi-niaz:
naomi-niaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it me or do can one see a heart just above the head? (: 
beautiful drawing by the way!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well spotted! I lightly sketched that in at first, then decided against it, but completely forgot to erase it!
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SylviaKosowski Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This drawing is awesome! Although for me it's hot chocolate. :)
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Dragonsoul2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen.
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I prefer coffee myself, but the image resonates all the same! :heart: :tea:
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:iconciele-arts:
Ciele-arts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
The details in your work are amazing. I'm a fan :)
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:iconcabepfir:
cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Soooooo lovely :heart:
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littledinosaurarms Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I have read that (weakened to account for body size) tea can actually be a medical remedy for tired avians.  It certainly makes me feel refreshed.  :)
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:iconysvyri:
Ysvyri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm tea (drinking as we speak!) wonderful work as always!
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:iconh-johanna:
H-Johanna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I felt bad seeing how hot the tea still seems to be. Drinking like that seems quite painful. As always, beautiful delicate work
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EtShadow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am tea-addicted! :lol:

Also, wonderful work:)
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You have such a cute feathery bum. I srsly like the texture there. But drinking tea straight from the kettle can be scalding!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you mean the tertiary feathers, those are on the wings. ;) The tail is pretty 'ordinary' as tails go... ^_^
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:iconutao:
Utao Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautifully done, as always! :la:
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:iconfash-ion:
Fash-ion Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just do not burn yourself ;)
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen~
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:icontooel:
Tooel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent work. :>
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Yes... :nod:
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Brilliant, and a most delightful way to have tea.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Lovely! Tea is my drug of choice!
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:iconelandragleave:
ElandraGleave Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful, I love it! In winter especially I am such a tea sipper.......guzzler;)
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TigresaDaina Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just amazing!!
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ShinySilver Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   General Artist
As always, your art is impeccable.  And I love your works to which I can relate (though I'd probably be more of a surly-looking red-tailed hawk ;) ).  Tea is my poison.  Or my potion, I suppose.
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013

Delightful!

And I love tea, too!

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