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Marsupial Mango Tea by ursulav Marsupial Mango Tea by ursulav
There's probably no greater artistic sin than doing art in order to match your decor, but since my husband and I just bought our first house (madness!) and are painting the kitchen in the eye-searing colors that, after years of living in white-walled rentals, I am desperately craving, I am amusing myself with a return to the Red Wombat Tea Co. labels in those particular colors.

As I've said before, design is NOT my strong suit. I'm not sure about the dead space over the wombat--I don't want to fill it just to be filling it, it's busy enough already with those colors--but I don't quite know if it works. I considered putting in more text, for the fictional ice tea line this is part of--you know "Tropics of Tea" or "Wombat on Ice" or something, but it gets a little cluttered. I may fool with this one more, not sure. Thoughts welcome.

Since people seem to like the wombat tea labels for decor, I do have prints of this in $10 and $20 small and jumbo size! Send a note, or visit [link] for details. I take Paypal!

And now, perhaps the Squash has a tropical tea he wants to pimp...
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:iconbula-2:
bula-2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist
u could move the wombat up a bit or move "presents" down a smidgen
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Oscelot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
*sigh* if I had the time and money, I would SO DEFINATELY try starting a tea company with you.. I'm not even kidding..
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Autumn-Sun Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Wow, this is really a great design. Hm, about the dead space, maybe make the word "presents" a bit larger? Or bump up the wombat, he does kind of crowd the text.
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littleblackat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
centering the word presents between the wombat and the border might do the trick. Amazing as always
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SpyG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Aiiiiiii!!!!! X3 Me likey!!!
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thejackbull Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o.O interesting idea
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elindith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
are you kidding? this looks very proffesional, and it's even kind of funny although I never encountered anything that has to do with the red wombat tea co. before. you are a great designer. very creative thinking. I don't think you should fillthe space...
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theblackwillow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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ZoeSotet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Pink wombats suit your decor? :O_o:
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MissyLily Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
u.u
I have committed the grievous sin of painting to match my decor.
At least yours has a wombat.
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JollyDolly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
this is clean and cool, but i must say i rather prefere your work with frogs and super special animals, thats just my point of view. but this is cool to i must say.
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joelee88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
wow... this is really cute and nice lol
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Aoede Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Ha ha ha. Love the glasses on him. I'd just nudge him up a bit and change the dimensions of the page if you want to kill that space....
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Baihu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
About the deadspace, I don't know, possibly putting solid yellow (same color as the yellow already in the arching line below) semicircles radiating from the wombat's backside @.@

Just an idea. Also, eucalyptus leaves, for some reason. Cos marsupial get's me thinking of koalas more than anythings else (first Australia, then I get koalas).
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aaarhus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
If you are seeking to fill some of the space, you could try to make the... wombat?... a bit larger and move him up slightly. That way, it will seem as if there is less space left over, and you aren't necessarily cluttering it, right?
You could try moving the "PRESENTS" text down a bit as well, and maybe enlarge that slightly. :D
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HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
thoughts (such as they are) - i'm not crazy about the white border. i'd say ditch that and integrate your white-border-texts into the color. maybe make the type white instead. yesss...
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DragonStella Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
lol
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HulaCookie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Mmmm...Sounds good to me!
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Ahrihliir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I think to fill up the empty space you could put one of the yellow squiggles up there. Maybe... hmm, that might unbalance it... Honestly, I don't think the empty space looks all that bad.
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Night-Matter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, do a porcupine
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ursula,
I didn't even notice the space at first, I think because it balances the busy text and evens out the picture. Nifty.
And a new house? Congratulations, my friend.
Steve :)
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b00snuffles13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
i like the dead space. leave it.

hey, i do paintings to match frames i have, why not to match your house??
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is a great design, I love the little wombat he's to cute :D
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Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Mmm, mango tea... :drool:
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
:D AAH! Im just highly amused!! :D
I think the empty space looks alright as is - its like the sky above a landscape - it gives the figure a chance to shine. :)
its like the ... before a punchline.
keep the space. its good. ;)
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Katimazie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
"Wombat on Ice". XD
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Lucanis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
good job there
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PaintedYoko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I think your tea designs are great. They'd make cute kitchen decorations and stuff. As for the dead space above the wombat, perhaps it can be remedied by making those darker-ish dots a little bit darker, so they are a little more noticable..? It might make the space less dead.
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
"Not my strong suit", Ursula, don't be silly! At least not about this. It is a good solid piece of craftwomanship.
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Laimon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
"Dead" (empty) space is okay. It's what helps seperate the elements in the design to keep it legible and emphasize the important parts.

I'm curious to see what a kitchen would look like with these colors =D
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Theory-Azael Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
If I ever start a tea company, I'm going to be asking you if I can use these. I really like the bright colors, it looks good. I also really like the Wombat on Ice idea, that would be a nifty little label to do. As always, your work is utterly brilliant!
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Charisma-Love Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I'm liking the choice of colours here
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Aknel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I think that second verion is better =)
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Lingrem Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I really like how the spots are just above. It tricks you and you think they're all over the piece, BUT oh look they aren't! haha. But it gives that top space the definition it needs. Good job :)
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CraigInATin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Just put the wors Tea in there, I wouldn't have known what it was if I haddn't read the title. And you on pop art is good!
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SkyWookiee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is doing art in order to match your decor a sin?
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Lluhnij Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
A hint of stewed wombat!?!?!?!

LOL
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Thriss Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006   Writer
Yeah, you can either bring the marsupial up, or you can make the deadspace a part of the design and put even more of it in. That, however, would take lots of work, and it's really fine as it is :).
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
maybe you should just bring down the frame slightly to get lessen the 'dead space', or just bring the womabt up by a small amount?
just a thought. I like it though! :clap:
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shmerbal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
if the red wombat tea co was larger it would help i think. its small and you miss it when you look at the label. the company name would look good if you have it over the blue background and pink frame and pull the presents down a little.
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Hymenomycotina Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You really should stop making me go into uncontrollable bouts of laughter.
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wyldhoney Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
What flavour is this brand exactly?
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ster-lob Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
You say design is not your strong suit, and yet you do it so well. All the previous Red Wombat Tea Co. designs were amazing, and this one is no different.

Personally, I don't think you should add or remove anything from the design. It looks great just the way it is. The sunglasses are a nice touch, too.
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