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July Feature Journal

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 30, 2017, 7:22 AM
Monthly feature journal of some of my :+fav:s!
Sort of a red/brown/rusty/yellow aesthetic. Next month I'll probably do this around a theme, but I've just been so busy recently ^^'

Collab: Frappuccino Felines by BecSparrow  social mermaids by Fukari  One of the last prayers by leinef
 Slow Wyrm by Swirlything  DEAD and BLUE by NanoMortis  The Handmaid's Tale by handtoeye
The Secret of NIMH: 35th Anniversary by BrisbyBraveheart  Lulen by ambue  Deer by ewa87j  The Field of Gold by TamberElla
Welcome Spring by DevchonkaLucky  Hippie by LuanaVecchio  Rose Bush by DevchonkaLucky

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  • Listening to: The Chameleons - Swamp Thing
  • Drinking: Apple & Cinnamon tea

Patreon, Launch!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:30 AM

GUYS! I am finally launching my Patreon! :la:
(What can I say, I am always fashionably late to every party…)

★ Everyone who pledges from $3 tier up this first month (July) will receive a special thank you inked request sketch by e-mail once their payment clears in August! (This on top of your other rewards!) (& there are many other rewards!)

I would be so grateful if you would check my page out:

Any signal boosts would also be so helpful!

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for you to support artists and creators you love while allowing them to get paid for their creations, connect with people who love their work & offer them exclusive rewards as thanks!

What do you get?
All $3+ tier subscribers get access to my Patreon members ONLY feed, which (as well as my social media posts all in one place, such as #fanartfriday & #sketchbooksunday) includes awesome things like works in progress, step by step artwork photos exclusive to Patreon, sketchbook snippits, behind the scenes stuff, discounts & exclusive commission offers, access to a (limited slot, request almost anything) weekly sketch request & more!

Depending on the reward tier you choose, you can also get monthly downloadable colouring line art, artwork 'how to's, a monthly sketchbook .pdf including character designs & world building work for comic projects, early access to comic pages* & exclusive sketch requests & artwork just for you!

Note: Please note this Patreon campaign does not include my 'tea-bug' cute art + handmade works or Team Spoopy, it is focused on my artwork & comics.

Colouring lineart is available to all $5+ rewards tiers - this will be e-mailed to you after pledge payments clear on (or around) August 1st.

Artwork walk-throughs are one of the rewards available to all $3+ tiers.

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  • Drinking: TEA wonderful teaaaa ~

June Feature Journal

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 24, 2017, 3:21 AM
Something I've been wanting to do for a while, but didn't get around to - monthly feature journal! - Going tfeature some of the moreo be doing these on the last weekend of the month.
I thought I'd feature works I've recently added to my :+fav:s :la: (In the future I will likely do a theme)

Smile More by luniara  Space Bae by King-Lulu-Deer  + Lady Amalthea + by MroczniaK
June Hydrangeas by nati Artist by larienne
Leona's Dreams by Sakuems long walk home by JammyScribbler Cutsom Rabbibat+Pantsless-ghost by jessoterick
Ribette by MiriamDott Tentacle Slayer by slicedguitars MoMori - Mo's mark by BaGgY666
Daily Painting 1652# - Feather Boa by Cryptid-Creations Pride by FuwaFuwaKitty Scruff by CreatoreMagico
Lava Mermay 2 by LotzaLuv4Gaara Summer has come : Taiyori x Noel by Tiara-C
Riviera by Agina

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  • Listening to: Junip - Without You

FB Art Print Giveaway - OPEN!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:33 AM

{!} GIVEAWAY TIME! | My Facebook Page reached over 500 likes! To celebrate I am having a giveaway - all you have to do to enter is follow the instructions on the giveaway post & you can win this pile of loot! :la:

500likes Giveaway Postimage by tea-bug

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  • Listening to: Sam Phillips - Reflecting Light
  • Reading: LoTR - Return of the King
  • Drinking: Water it is boiling here -_-

Spring Sketch Requests! (CLOSED)

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 16, 2017, 5:11 AM
I'm SO happy it's spring that I'm going to take 10 sketch requests just for my DA watchers! (Please read the rules below.)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say how thankful I am to my watchers for all your support & feedback :hug:

>> ---------------- <<
SKETCH THEME: flower crowns!
:bulletgreen: These will be simple biro sketches with a single colour shade.

All requested characters will be drawn with a flower crown!

:bulletpink: can request OCs, fan characters or characters from anything ~
:bulletpink: Must have been watching my gallery for at least 2 weeks (don't worry if you haven't been watching that long, I will do this again : ) )
:bulletpink: One request only!
:bulletpink: 10 slots only - first come first served!
:bulletgreen: Please request before the end of Monday in your time zone. EXTENDED as there are only 3 slots left - request before Friday please!
Slots: \o/
#01 - AltairSky
#02 - foxhat94
#03 - OptimusPraino
#04 - Granitoons
#05 - MoonsongWolf
#06 - ronekimew
#07 - SafeGaming89
#08 - AsahinaX
#09 - ClefdeSoll
#10 - Vixenniru

UPDATE: Requests now CLOSED, thanks! I will update with the sketches asap! ; D

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  • Listening to: Classic FM hall of fame
  • Reading: LotRs - The Two Towers...STILL
  • Drinking: Tea DUH

Doodle Day - the return!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 31, 2017, 2:02 PM
I've started doing weekly doodle/sketch requests again, some of you might remember me doing them before. I started again on Wednesday & here's the two requests I got:
1) A wire-haired Dachshund with balloons!
Doodleday 290317 01 by tea-bug
It's so damn cute XD

2) The Crystal Gems!
Doodleday 290317 02 by tea-bug
This is actually the first time I've drawn the bunch, I've only drawn Amethyst (my favorite) previously. Steven is the hardest to draw in my opinion -_-

I'll be taking sketch requests again on Wednesday on tumblr, instagram & my FB Page

(I'll do something for DA peeps soon too!)

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  • Listening to: Wild Things - Ladyhawke
  • Reading: LotRs - The Two Towers
  • Drinking: Tea DUH

Mad March SALE!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 6:14 AM
I've reached that point where, in order to have shiny new things printed, I need to sell off some current stock, so ~

MadMarchSALEBANNER by tea-bug


25% OFF almost everything in my shop until 11pm March 22nd!

Includes Teasel works & Legion of Kats - prints, mini comics, stickers, original artwork & more! :la:

Saleexamples by tea-bug
(excludes 'Team Spoopy' work & Commissions)

Skin by SimplySilent
  • Listening to: Wild Things - Ladyhawke
  • Reading: LotRs - The Two Towers
  • Drinking: Tea DUH

Cute Sticker Pack Giveaways!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 24, 2016, 8:52 AM

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New Prints Added

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 19, 2016, 9:15 AM
Hi everyone!
I've just given my Deviantart Prints Shop a long overdue tidy up & added some new prints, including some Teasel Works! There are prints, magnets, mousemats & mugs available for some designs:

Growth II by tea-bug  Last Flowers by tea-bug  Punky Pirate ACEO by tea-bug
Pink Lace by tea-bug  Imagine by tea-bug
Teasel: Ladybird Matchmaker by tea-bug  Teasel Asleep by tea-bug
Teasel and Snails in the Moonlight by tea-bug  Teasel + Bees by tea-bug

I'll be adding some more before December too. (think I might have to order myself a Teasel + Snails mousepad! ^^ )

:buymyprints: If you want signed prints sent straight from me you can get them through my Etsy Shop : )

Thanks for looking!

Skin by SimplySilent
  • Reading: Lord of the Rings (finally!!)
  • Drinking: Fennel tea

York Geekfest and FB Giveaway

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 19, 2016, 1:09 PM

Hey all!

I survived another convention! This time York Geekfest where I was in the Artist's Alley. I had a good time & met some lovely people! A particular shout out to the talented :icongranitoons: & :icontopperhay: for keeping me company while waiting for trains!

Here's part of my table set up, and me working on TeamSpoopy at my table on the Sunday :)

Yorkgeekfest by tea-bug

Many thanks to anyone who stopped by!


My Facebook Page is almost at 500 Likes!

So I'm having a giveaway when it gets there - less than 20 likes away!
Like my page & keep an eye out for the giveaway post to be in with a chance of winning a selection of items - basically a giant mystery bag!

Giveaway500 by tea-bug

(It's confusing I know, but I have now re-named my facebook page, the giveaway is at this one:…. The other one - with the previous username - is being used for my new tea-bug brand illustrations! )

Skin by SimplySilent
  • Reading: The Hobbit (finally!!)
  • Watching: Red Dwarf Series 11
  • Eating: Less junk food than usual
  • Drinking: Orange tea

Commission Slots - 2/3 remaining for September

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 7, 2016, 6:41 AM
I have 2/3 regular commission slot remaining for September. October is a really super busy month for me, so I'm not sure how many I can take during that time.November is shaping up to be the same, so if you were already thinking about commissions as Christmas gifts now might be a good time!

My chibi head sketch commissions are open for all of September as well, but they will NOT be open in October onwards (too busy!)

All info below!:

COMMISSION INFO 2017 - CLOSED by tea-bug  Chibi Head Sketch Commissions! (September Only) by tea-bug

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  • Reading: Chimera by Mira Grant (Parasitology trilogy)
  • Drinking: Apple & cinnamon tea

Prints Sale Ends April 3rd

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 31, 2016, 5:32 AM
Just a heads up then the SALE prints in my shop will be returning to full price and/or going into new mystery bags on April 3rd! :)
}} Etsy Shop {{

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  • Reading: The Revenant
  • Playing: Apple & Cinnamon porridge
  • Drinking: Tea

Print Sale and 10% off in my shop!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 13, 2016, 12:37 PM
It's time for a New Year clear out in my shop!
Many prints are reduced to make way for new stock & you can also take 10% off your order by using coupon code 'CLEAROUT' until January 31st
--->> MY ETSY SHOP <<---

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  • Reading: Pride & Prejudice
  • Drinking: Tea

2015 Statistics

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 10, 2016, 5:40 AM
The short version, because I was pretty boring last year! D:

Most favourited picture:
SU : Unakite by tea-bug

Most commented upon picture:
Last Flowers by tea-bug / Teasel and Snails in the Moonlight by tea-bug

Most viewed:
Alice and Alice and their Kitty Ditties by tea-bug

My favourite 3 pictures:
Teasel and Blossoms by tea-bug Lonnie: Bright Lights by tea-bug Happy Holidays 2015 by tea-bug


I did a strip for STC-O with LTDangerous early in the year, the artwork for which which I haven't uploaded to my gallery yet! However you can read it here:…

There may be more Sonic stuff I didn't post online :P *supersecretsonicsketchbook*

Steven Universe is the only other one I was even slightly active in, and then I only drew the Gemsona drazzi kindly designed for me:
SU : Unakite by tea-bug

Things I would like to improve upon going forwards:

More detailed backgrounds. More dynamic/active poses. More mixed media. More personal works. Draw some animals!

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  • Listening to: CHVRCHES - Never Ending Circles
  • Reading: Pride & Prejudice
  • Drinking: Tea
My illustration project 'Teasel' prints are now available from my main 'tea-bug' Etsy shop.
(I moved the listings from the Teasel Etsy shop because I thought they might fare better in my main shop...)
Teasel's facebook & tumblr are still in the same place though.
Teasel: Ladybird Matchmaker by tea-bug Teasel and Blossoms by tea-bug Teasel and Snails in the Moonlight by tea-bug Teasel Asleep by tea-bug
  • Drinking: Tea
General commissions are now CLOSED for 2015 - Thank you so much to everyone who commissioned me & supported my artwork in 2015!
Commissions will re-open on January 6th, 2016! (However I may do some more YCH auction commissions before then!)

  • Drinking: Tea

Doki Doki Festival - Sat 7th

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 3, 2015, 10:22 AM
This coming Saturday (Nov 7th) I will be at Doki Doki - the Manchester Japanese Festival - you can find me in the artists/dealers area undoubtedly drinking tea. I will have prints, original art & Legion of Kats minicomics & goodies! Look forward to seeing you if you’re going!

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  • Drinking: Tea

Halloween discount coupon!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 25, 2015, 10:13 AM

Woooooooo ~ (scary ghost noises) use this coupon code to get 15% off your order in my etsy shop from now until November 1st!

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  • Listening to: Bear in Heaven - Sinful Nature
  • Drinking: Tea

Sketch + Marker Commissions

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:45 AM
Because of the work I've been doing on my Teasel illustration project, I re-discovered that I really, really enjoy sketching with pencil crayon and then using markers over the top. So I am offering these little character bust commissions to get me back into the whole 'commissions' thing (after I took a break to work on some of my own projects), like the example below:

Cherry Blossom Girl by tea-bug

Interested? What you need to know:

  • Pencil crayon sketch of character of your choice, cleaned up & coloured with markers.
  • On A4 paper - can be mailed out to you for at no extra charge!
  • £10 each \o/
  • Only available until September 24th (after which, my general commissions will be available again, and the price of a commission like this would increase)
  • Payment by PayPal please
  • My usual commission T&Cs apply 

⇢  If you would like one, please note me!
(Just to note, I will be away from Sunday - Thursday next week, but may be able to work on them while I am away. If not I will start on Thurs 10th)

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  • Listening to: Sweet Thing - Change of Seasons
  • Drinking: Tea

Facebook Art Giveaway

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:20 AM

Hey all, I’m still alive! Just been very quiet on the art front lately. Hopefully will have some more time for art again soon - but in the mean time I’m having a giveaway on my Facebook page to celebrate 300 likes!

All you have to do is 1) like my page if you haven't already, 2) like the giveaway post to be entered into the giveaway -  that's it!
Winners will be picked by random number generator on Saturday 20th June.

★ You can read full details & enter on my page here:

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