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Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States

I'm a recent graduate of art school, model, and a let's player. While I'm not sure what I'll be doing career wise with my art in the future, I have plenty of personal projects I'll be working on, most of which are comics. And I greatly enjoy a good chat, writing, costume making, and art trades.

I'm an executive fangirl and Director of the F.C.I. [Female Character Inspector] branch of the Better Characters Bureau. We work closely with the Department of Well Developed Stories (or D.W.D.S.). And yes, I made all this up on my own, haha. XD

I get a lot of comments about my username. Yes I enjoy tea, but the name actually comes from the first animation I ever made, involving poorly drawn stick figures drinking tea and killing each other. Much to the fortune of humanity this animation has since been lost, otherwise I might be tempted to share a link. :giggle:
Forgive me I'm still feeling bleh from getting 6 hours of sleep within a 48 hour period. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

2016 was a bizarre year on many levels. Some people will joke it was a dumpster fire. There was a lot to process.

For me, for the most part, I believe I had a good year. It started slow, and I felt like I was just treading water the first few months. But then things started speeding up and refused to slow down. Today came at break neck speed. I did some awesome modeling gigs, obtained two jobs, and joined two comic creator groups. I technically only joined one comic community though, as they meet at the same comic shop and are related to one another. The Sketchy Bugs welcome everyone, and the Lady Bugs are just for the ladies. It's pretty nice to have some dedicated girl power time once a week. Week days I work a desk job but on weekends I go to kid parties as Darth Vader [and Rey and a few more]. It's super fun and rewarding! And I'll never let you forget I adopted a kitten. :meow:

Harley vs Olivia Grady 008 by DrinkTeaOrDie 15400318 10154708783364223 3508755101382375226 N by DrinkTeaOrDie
Olivia Grady [Jurassic World] vs. Suicide Squad Harley Quinns & Sassy modeling

Jordan's Reverie by Adrian Gottlieb by DrinkTeaOrDie
Jordan's Reverie by Adrian Gottlieb [Artist modeling]

Olivia Grady vs. Deadpools Instagram by DrinkTeaOrDie
Olivia Grady vs. Deadpools and Spider-man [couldn't choose between the Harleys or Deadpools; he and Batman animated series Harley are my two favorite comic book folk]. Also the Olivia/female Chris Pratt costume is the reason I got my weekend job. :aww:

You can see how well my 2016 goals went at the bottom of this journal. I'll start with what the plans are for the coming year.

2017 RESOLUTION...s?

I was never a resolutions kind of person, but I wanted to make them last year. This year not so much. There are simple things like reading my art books and putting together my computer and sticking with going to the gym regularly, but really there's only one thing I'm starting the year off with. I'm going to focus all my energy on this challenge:

:bulletblue:For the next 90 days I will draw something with real effort put into it. Not those namby pamby quick sketches that take less than a minute on average that I was doing for most of 2016. Every day for 90 days [making the final day March 31st] I will either do life drawing or make one image I gave a lot of attention to, work on something I owe or has a deadline coming up, etc. And to prove I have done this I will take a bad picture with my phone and post it to my facebook daily [if I did life drawing I don't need to post everything, just one picture].

I have 3 bitch out days allowed. This means something happened and I didn't draw something with actual effort. If this happens I will hastily draw a Rick and Morty character scolding and demeaning me for failing. If I do this more than three times I fail the challenge.

Failure is not an option. If I fail this challenge, I will somehow some way in whatever capacity give $100 to Trump/his administration.

Victory is sweet. When I succeed I will plan an awesome trip to the zoo. It's been years since I've gone and I love animals. If I could figure out how to meet a tiger I would, but LA zoo isn't offering that.

Random aside, here's what having a crush feels like [why can't I quit you Handsome Jack?]: Cannot even plz flail plz 

Here are two songs to play us into 2017, because I'm in no mood to choose, and all of a sudden this Taron Egerton is growing on me. Be safe tonight everyone!

Now here's how this year went~


Bullet; PurpleDraw something every day! Fukuyama Miyano Laugh LOL 
Yeah, didn't happen. I gave forth a valiant effort though. I actually got dumped in July and became pretty depressed for a few weeks. That was the real final nail in the coffin for this resolution. I did come back with a vengeance though [drawing wise lol]. And don't you worry about me. I allowed myself to be upset and process everything. I'm very happy in life right now and have no issues being single. And my ex and I remain good friends; it ended on a respectful note.

Bullet; PurpleWrite more.
This was successful. It didn't happen as often as I would've liked, but since it was art deadlines that got in the way I'm fine with it.

Bullet; PurpleReading! 2016 will be full of reading.
No it wasn't, silly boots. Although I did read a ton more than in previous years. And I think I'll be getting a library card so I can get some books on tape for those long car rides I have to do for work.

Bullet; PurpleI will be joining an official gym this year.
Success! And I go pretty regularly. Except for this month due to some art stuff. Come Tuesday I'll be back at it!

Bullet; PurpleUpload more to deviantART, starting with a new ID.
I'm going to call this another success. I have to figure out a way to upload even more so there's no radio silence for months at a time since the monthly sketch dump didn't happen, but I'm ticking the success box.

Bullet; PurpleCompleting comic scripts and starting the comics, too.
What do you know? I did this. This here: 12 Panel Comic I didn't start with the original script, but hot damn if you aren't in for some futuristic archaeology. And I absolutely finished a script. I also made major headway with Geronimo's script, which I thought was as far as I was going to get this year.

Bullet; PurpleFigure out what I want to do with my let's plays.
This really needed its own resolution, last day of 2015 self. For serious. But yeah I figured it out. At some point I will edit and prepare for upload all the footage I currently have. Then I will join Twitch and play my dang vidgea games and do some arts. People say you should dedicate your Twitch to one thing, but since I'm not trying to make money off of it I don't care. Kitty Dance Then I either play some of the pre-recorded footage during a break, or just upload them regularly to youtube. I can't promise when this will happen since I'm so busy, but keep your fingers crossed the weekend job turns out to need me more and becomes my only job and some free time opens up. But you didn't hear that. Ohh cat

Bullet; PurpleThe general human thing.
Yeah yeah this happened in some capacity or another. It's a super boring resolution though, moving on.

Bullet; PurpleThings I intend to obtain in 2016: Gym membership, a new car, a keyboard piano, and some singing lessons.
I word things weird. But hey! The only thing I don't currently have is a keyboard piano. They're expensive and I don't have any real room in my house where I could put it and it wouldn't be messed with by my kitten or five year old cousin.

Bullet; PurpleI will start thinking about: Having a friend help me build my dream computer and saving up for a big beautiful cintique. [Which is actually spelled cintiq :confusedjontron: ]
As I type I have all the parts necessary to build a computer, all I need is my buddy to help me out. We are discussing a day and time. For now I don't have room for a cintiq and I'm perfectly fine with that.

Thanks for checking out my journal. Happy new year everyone! Be good to each other.

047 Come Babies by DrinkTeaOrDie
I met Kyle Cease and had him sign one of my favorite sketches I made this year.


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Alene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav: on "Galileo's Daughter" =) I'm glad you liked it!

Galileo's Daughter by Alene
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome! :aww:
Sauroctonus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2016
So, here is my part of the IMHO task, and I thank you too for giving me an opportunity and reason to do it. :)

At first, allow me to express admiration for the range of art themes and mediums you use.
For your drawings, you have a great talent for setting an atmosphere and mood by colours and facial expressions; Fear, Prom and Até:Guess who are good examples. I also like the diversity of your characters, which are detailed and complete, despite the amount of them (good job on this, I´m unable to do so).
As for the drawing method itself, I admire your figure drawing, the correct anatomy and proportions of characters, it´s a ´difficult things to master, the more in dynamic poses. Plus the colouring and lineart are really neat. :clap: .
..and you´re getting better, it´s visible in the course of OC-Training in each posted piture.

As for the critique, I think your art would benefit from adding more complex backgrounds to your pictures - Fear is a good example of it. Also, don´t be afraid to use darker and more numerous hues when shadowing, blending them a bit more, it would add even more depth and life to painting.

All in all, you are doing great job, continually improving, and I´m looking forward for more of your art!
Clutzy101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome. :aww:
rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wiggly text - Hello
Thank you for the watch! :)
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome! :aww:
XxPolkadotxX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:airborne:Thanks for the :+favlove: on my Bioshock cosplay:…
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome. :aww:
Akaszik Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on completing all OC-training tasks! :boogie:
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