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Tea with Liam - Tea-serving Dolls by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Tea-serving Dolls
Robots are nothing new. There has been historical reports of mechanical constructs that were made to look like people and performed specific tasks. One of the earliest of such constructs that can still be found are the "Karakuri-ningyo". Today, kits can be found in specialized toy stores that allows you to build one of these mini analog robots. One of the most well-known of these robots is the tea-serving doll, or the "Cha-hakobi." It speaks to the power of human ingenuity when it comes to having a warm cup of tea... and showing off at the same time.

If you are interested in seeing them at work, or acquire one for yourself, start here:…

Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-5 and C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Processing: OpenCanvas (for cropping and contrast.)

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Tea with Liam - Tea dolls by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Tea dolls
Sorry for the unexpected hiatus last week. It was the infamous "Valentine's week" and yours truly was trying entirely too hard to crank out Valentine's Day-related stuff. So poor Liam had to wait a little bit. But then again, it looks like Miniam found himself a perfect mate for Valentine's Day anyway...

A "Tea doll" was something that was not only useful but also a cultural relic. Now that the Northern natives are becoming more and more Westernized and the transportation of resources was hardly as difficult as it was before, "tea dolls" became something of a craft item. Artisans continue to produce them for the interested collectors who have a soft spot for souvenirs. In the long run, it's not a bad thing. It's just another enduring way that goes far to show just how important tea is to the world.

Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-5 and C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Processing: PS4. (For cropping the image and contrast.)

For more "Tea With Liam": sinistrosephosphate.deviantart… or
Drink me away by SinistrosePhosphate
Drink me away
Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a psychedelic trip way before the word was ever coined. And many scholars and analysts have pored through the book over and over to discover more and more new and relevant interpretations from the original text. A novel's staying power resides in the myriad ways it can be interpreted against any time and era, I suppose.

In this case, Alice's Adventures could be seen as a child's struggle with growing up and facing the adult world. In this case, it is possible to see Alice's wishes manifest into items and elements in Wonderland as well. A child who is lost in a world that she did not understand is faced with criticism and being ostracised for being "normal" (or "abnormal" in Wonderland standards.) She was courteous and mannered but the world around her seemed to be wild, willful and quick to judge. It is easy to see why the potions in Wonderland reflect a wish to be shrunken and whittled away to nothing. The same thoughts enter the minds of those who suffer from a relatively new obsession called "Micromania". Those who suffer from it are obsessed with their identity. They feel small and fragile; easily hurt because they are obsessed with berating and belittling themselves. Similarly, this self-defeating mentality can be reflected physically, too. Micromania sufferers often suffer from forms of eating disorders, too. It was a physical manifestation of wanting to be whittled away to nothing. A scary thought.

Artist's Note:
1. Completed over 4 days. Pencil, Sharpie marker and Rollerball pen, medium.

2. Scanned and contrast corrected by OpenCanvas. 
3. Strathmore Drawing Paper, Series 300, 70lbs (114gsm)
4. Produced for :iconmadmen-asylum: for their "Longest Night" campaign. More information here:

P.S. I'm a judge! So I can't actually win this contest. But please join in. And if you like what I do... I offer a commission as a prize to the first place winner.
Come be my Valentine by SinistrosePhosphate
Come be my Valentine
I'm usually not the greatest when it comes to Valentine's Day, but I am usually great with procrastination. That alone should speak volumes. 
So, without further ado... I present to you a little something for this Valentine's Day. 

I've got a soft spot for blue roses. So hopefully someone out there does, too. 
And if you're just like me... feel free to use it for yourself!

1. "Original Character": Sinistrose Phosphate
2. Background credit: :icongimei: "15 Illustration frames 2" 15 illustration frames 2 by gimei
3. Pencil drawing, coloured and layered on PS CS4.

A New Year dawns... Contests!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 6, 2015, 8:54 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Daniel Kim - Pop Danthology 2014
  • Reading: Sauer's manual of Skin Diseases (2006)
  • Watching: Betta fish in a tank
  • Drinking: Japanese Sencha tea
You know... I signed up on dA seven years ago on New Year's day. It's been an unreal journey. It feels like I've found a part of my life that I'm not willing to let go. And I really need to thank all of you for being here with me. Like what I said, it's been unreal. 

However, since I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, I won't bore you with them. (Chances are you've probably been reading a lot of people's resolutions lately...) So, instead of resolutions, I want to offer something else, something a bit more exciting: Contests. 

First of all, I've got a "40,000" hit Kiriban coming up. 
It means, if you are the lucky person who stumbles on the 40,000 page-view, please take a screenshot and contact me. You're entitled to one project from me. Almost no holds barred: I will do sketches, digital paintings, pencil portraits even papercutting. Fan art, chibi, whatever... Let your imagination be my guiding light.  I don't know how to do animations. And a couple of things. But let me know and we can talk.

We have a winner!!
:iconavivagirl88: contacted me and she has a screenshot for the 40,000 hit. We've talked about what she wanted to see, too. It's a bit of a tall order, but hopefully I'll make it happen! I'm actually pretty excited about it!

Second: The :iconmadmen-asylum: is still lumbering through its Longest Night Campaign. We're now in the 8th hour. More information here:  The Longest night: Eight 'o clockThe ticking clock heralds the passing of time. 
Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time. 
Do you hear it?
They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets. 
Do you see it?
They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.
The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?
Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men

Third: :iconeledhwen-stock: is running a thematic contest for the month of January. The theme is "Versus". It's open to photomanipulators, digital and traditional artists. Deadline: January 31. 
More information here:  Versus ContestDEADLINE EXTENDED - read more below -
As there are actually less than 10 participations, the deadline is extended as written in my rules ;).
~ :frail: ~
Hi everyone ! :wave:,
First of all, I want to wish you all the best for this new year which start ! :iconpinklilyplz:  And I wanted to celebrate it with a new contest (so many times since the last one !!).
You can see the results of the last contest here:

PS: Anyone who share this journal will be added to the "PEOPLE WHO PROMOTE THE CONTEST" section. :)
~ :frail: ~

:star: THE RULES :star:
~ Deadline: January 31st, 2015 
February 28th, 2015
March 31st, 2015

If you have contests that you want advertised, please let me know. I hope to start the new year by trying something new. The hope is to run a Contest advertisement at the beginning of every month. So if you're planning something fun and exciting, let me know ahead of time! 

Best of luck! :woot: 

List of things to do
1. :iconmaivory:  - Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin from "Once upon a time."
2. :iconcaineporter:  - Player-modified character from Soul Calibre IV.
3. :iconavivagirl88: - Kiriban 40,000!


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C. J. C.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I am not an articulate person. But I'll try.

Yours truly was born in 1981, Taipei, Taiwan.
Moved to Canada in 1993.
During the day, he's "Dextrose Phosphate": a recently-employed resident physician trying to look sharp while learning how to save lives. At night, he becomes "Sinistrose Phosphate": an amateurish busy-body who dreams of one day getting a hang at this "art" business.

... in my humble opinion, neither one's going great, really.

Despite all that... thanks a million for visiting my little proverbial hole in the wall (of the Internet). Stay a while, have some tea, leave a comment... maybe even start a conversation.

I'm not an articulate person, but I will most definitely try.

Current Residence: Newfoundland, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Various (with exception to Rap and Country)
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player
Shell of choice: ... Nautilus?
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever the landlord puts on the walls.
Skin of choice: My own, definitely. I'm born with it.
Personal Quote: "One apple a day... keeps me and my ilk away."


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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Writer
Soon I'll post the journal for th next Hour for The Longest Night. Luckily some participated, I was worried that the theme Micromania was a bit unknown. :phew:
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Ehsan-m Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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Success fella (Reactions)You can share your awesome works and your favourites hereinafter in Universe-Artworks Gallery winker Fella (Reaction) Best wishes, Cheers fella white-wine (party) Fella Heart Kiss (Love)  
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015   Writer
Thank to this Longest Night project I'm having a lot of fun reading my DSM manual about all the mental disorders. :la:
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015   Writer
Ehi! :)
Did you think of what you could draw as inspiration work for Micromania? Maybe something related to Thumbelina or Tom Thumb? Or about the evil woman in Snow white, obsessed by her appearance?
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :llama:
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Writer
Jeez, I totally forgot about your kiriban! :XD: Never mind!
Well, the journal about The Longest Night luckily is seen by many, so even if we won't have a ton of participants (that's a good thing, it would be impossible for just few of us judging them all fairly), we could have more members joining.
Maybe there will be some other entries last minute, not sure.

By the way the next hour journal is yours. :) I have to advertise some friends commissions who are in a trouble and need money.
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Maivory Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn missed the Kirbian 
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MI-DA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member
Btw, I like your new gif icon^^
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AterImber Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to drop by and say I LOVE your new icon! :D
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LCNeko-tan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you 
have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re
nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this 
message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, 
and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 
deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will
happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!

For you, hun~ :aww:
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