I’m going to teach you how to make this, which is a slightly altered version of a panel from my most recent graphic:
So I started making these graphics a while ago, and although a few people have asked me how I make them, I’ve only ever given really simple instructions so this is going to be a more detailed walk-through on how I make these graphics. Basically, I’m obsessed with them, I’ve made several variations (x, x, x, x) so there isn’t just one way or a correct way to make them.
For the langst prompt: they go to a new space mall and lance sees another earth store and it has a bunch of stuff and it reminds him of home and he just can't deal with anything and just goes back to the castle after purchasing some stuff and doesn't talk to anyone bc he's so overwhelmed.
Oh lordy help me now
Lance had been standing in front of the store for about 10 minuets. He couldn’t bring himself to walk in. It reminded so much of the first time in a store like this, except this time he didn’t have Pidge to drag him around. Lance inhaled until his lungs ached and slowly exhaled. He straitened his back and walked into the store.
This store was similar yet different from the first store he was in with Pidge. This store had a cow, and video games just like the other one. However this store hit closer to home. It had face masks, cooking spices, human utilities, board games and clothes.
Lance slowly walked around the store picking up different objects and examining them. He attempted to swallow around the lump in his throat and started to pick up certain objects. He picked up headphones, some candy, spices for Hunk, and seashells. Lance carefully examined the seashells, he put one up to his ear and listened for the ocean, and he heard it.
Lance made his way up to the register, placed the items down and grabbed the money that Coran had given him. After he grabbed his bags he exited the store after he kindly refused a free cow. Lord knows he didn’t need another one.
He met up with his team and listen to Pidge and Hunk talk excitedly about what they saw and bought. Lance couldn’t bring himself to talk so he just listened.
Later at dinner everyone was chatting to one another. Hunk attempted a few times to bring Lance into the conversation but every time Lance would shut him down. He didn’t feel like talking. He wanted to be home, with his mother and father and siblings.
“So Lance what did you buy at the mall?” Coran asked as he twirled his mustache.
Lance glanced up at Coran, then shrugged.
“What kind of answer is that buddy?” Hunk spoke with laughter bubbling in his throat.
“Tell us what you bought?” Pidge inquired.
Lance stared at the table and shrugged again.
Shiro inhaled “Aright, I think Lance is a bit tired of shopping all day.”
Lance nodded and everyone moved on from the subject.
Throughout dinner Lance received worry glanced from Shiro and Allura but Lance gave them a smile and went silently into his room after dinner. Once he was in the safety of his room he walked over to were he dumped the bag on his bed. He pulled out the seashells and sat there listening to the ocean, imaging he was home.
I wasn’t gonna post this but several people told me I should, sooooo… why the heck not? It’s not art, but that hasn’t stopped me before. Thanks to @happyleech and @heronfoot for helping me (and also listening to me ramble about tea for about 3 hours, hAHA). Also, I’m biased these are all based on my own tea experiences because it’s really hard to judge/understand a tea if you haven’t tried it yourself.
The team tea party had a gradual start, when Reinhardt decided to join Ana while she was having her usual afternoon tea in the communal kitchen. Later that same week, drawn by the laughter, Torbjörn joined the two with his fourth cup of coffee that day. Others soon trickled in after that, until it became a daily event where everyone joined together for afternoon tea at 4 PM sharp – as an attempt at a sense of consistency. In reality, it changes depending on everyone’s schedule; they’re never quite sure if it’ll be a quiet day with just two or three agents or a boisterous one with the entire group together. (It was also an opportunity to introduce everyone to different teas and drinks from around the world.) Winston made sure to keep the tradition of afternoon tea after he initiated the Recall.
Ana: She enjoys rose bud tea with its light, flowery flavor. It’s relaxing and pleasant to sip during downtime. She likes other teas made from flowers too, but this one is her favorite.
Bastion: Obviously, they don’t drink tea, but they do enjoy sitting with the team and listening to everyone talk.
D.va: She likes roasted almond (with bits added, like apple pieces, etc.) sweetened with honey or rock sugar. She usually likes any fruity teas with honey (she has a strong sweet tooth, after all).
Genji: He likes golden pu-erh. It’s earthy (down-to-earth like him, you could say), but not bitter like normal pu-erh. When he was younger, he hated tea and would gulp down the matcha his family drank every day - now he makes sure to savor it with small sips.
Hanzo: Green matcha, unsurprisingly. He grinds it himself and does the traditional Japanese tea ceremony as well, which he finds relaxing. Sometimes he’ll drink regular sencha tea when he’s in a bit of a rush.
Junkrat: Boba tea, half sweet, of course. Any fruit flavor is fine, but he’s partial to strawberry. If they can’t buy it for whatever reason, then Roadhog usually makes it for him because Junkrat can’t be trusted around stoves.
Lúcio: He drinks yerba mate, preferably using the traditional gourd ceremony. As a child in Brazil, he would often get mate leaves from a local farm, to make and passe it around with friends and family; and of course, he still loves to share it with new friends. Sometimes he likes it with a dash of milk. It always reminds him of home.
McCree: Lapsang souchong (smoked black tea) sweetened with sugar and cream when he’s not feeling like coffee. Apple chai rooibos (with some woody pu-erh and cinnamon mixed in) when he wants something lighter or sweeter.
Mei: She enjoys jasmine green the most, which is strong and flowery, like her. She brews tea using the Gongfu tea ceremony and loves to share with her friends. It was a good bonding experience with her team in Antarctica, and it helped warm them all up – and it’s always a good ice breaker when meeting new people. She does it less after losing her friends.
Mercy: Chrysanthemum, chamomile, lavender, rose buds, hibiscus, Echinacea, dandelion, nettle – anything flowery or herbal, which she loves to share with anyone who will drink it. She doesn’t particularly like black tea.
Pharah: She’ll drink whatever will give her the best pick-me-up, which used to be black coffee, but she grew partial to guayusa when Lucio introduced it to the team. When she’s actually interested in flavor, she likes spicy chai with cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon topped with a little milk.
Reaper: He likes black tea with extra cream and sugar and a bunch of different mixings: caramel, almond, chocolate chip, vanilla, pumpkin spice, peppermint, candy cane – but separately, not all together. He’d rather drink Mexican hot chocolate, though. He stopped making them after joining Talon, and now Sombra does it for him.
Reinhardt: When he’s not chugging alcohol, likes rooibos or honeybush sweetened with honey or sugar cane, with some extra dried fruit or flowers added in (he likes his drinks very sweet, just like he is). He drinks it often in his downtime with Ana, and they like to share.
Roadhog: Anything sweet or flavorful; he’s not picky and doesn’t really care. It usually ends up being whatever Junkrat gets for him when they get boba tea.
Soldier 76: He drinks roasted barley tea when he needs a substitute for black coffee, with added things like carob and roasted chicory root. He doesn’t use cream or sugar – but he likes to use stevia leaves when he wants something sharply sweet. (Some people think he’s a weirdo for using sugar but not cream.) He drinks tea and coffee for the taste and out of habit, not the caffeine - he doesn’t need it, not after the Soldier Enhancement Program.
Sombra: She likes peppermint tea (she loves peppermint flavored anything) sweetened with honey, cane sugar, or stevia leaves, and maybe with a dash of chocolate or other flavors added in. She’s the one who makes the tea and Mexican hot chocolate for Reaper and Widowmaker because they won’t do it themselves (she makes it better than they do anyways).
Symmetra: She drinks tulsi (holy basil), which she grows herself whenever she can. She also likes light teas, particularly white teas like silver needle, or whatever Mercy is sharing at the time. On a good day, she might enjoy chai with cream but no added sugar. (An extra thing: It’s not a tea, but she won’t drink bhang.)
Torbjörn: He likes dandelion tea for the taste. He lets it seep until it gets cold, taking sips while he works – but he would rather drink strong black coffee. His wife sends him care packages with teas from all over the world, which he shares with the team.
Tracer: Unsurprisingly, before joining Overwatch, she liked regular black tea with cream, sugar, and a dash of lemon. Once introduced to the world of teas, she found she likes a whole variety of different kinds. She’s not picky, and she’ll gladly try anything.
Widowmaker: On good days, she likes white teas, particularly Baihao Yinzhen (silver needle) and Bai Mudan (white peony). She used to drink black teas in the morning instead of coffee, before joining Talon.
Winston: He likes fruit teas sweetened with a lot of honey or sugar, and sometimes with hibiscus added. He drinks a lot of it; it helps curb his peanut butter cravings a little.
Zarya: She likes Russian Caravan tea best (a blend of oolong, keemun, and lapsang souchong), sweetened with a little cream. Lucio introduced her to guayusa, which she also enjoys.
Zenyatta: He obviously doesn’t drink it, but he learned how to make it for others who can. He taught Genji how to properly make tea because Genji didn’t bother to learn how when he was younger (because it’s more than pouring boiling-hot water over leaves). He makes the best tea in all of Overwatch, and uses the opportunity to talk with others while he brews and shares it. (He won’t say it aloud, but he does wish he could try it too.)
The pumpkin spice sea pancakes and the candy corn are both seasonal plushies, so once autumn is over they won’t be available anymore.
The one that took me the longest was the Starfish doughnut. I almost quit on it once or twice because the body and the sprinkles were just not coming out how I wanted them too. But in the end it was worth it!
Hope you all like them! Thank you for the support!