No lines!!!!

November 9, 2011 | 4 Comments

111109 A cup with no lines

A shockingly different cup of tea sketch as a result of a radical work doodle today
111109 Radical Work Doodle
I always keep a sheet of recycled paper under my keyboard for writing notes, taking phone messages and doodling. Today while waiting for something to print I picked up my waterbrush and somehow without thinking too much ended up with this wee tea cup on the page. I include the whole page for context and a close up in the top right corner,

I have been planning to do a tea cup sketch without any lines for a while now… looks like I did it today!

My sketch from last year- the first time ever I painted without lines….

100427 HELP! Where have the lines gone!


  • Cathy Gatland - November 9, 2011 reply

    The watercolour teacup is lovely and beautifully painted - even if you're feeling a bit bereft of lines! It's true the black text doesn't sit as well with this image, perhaps a wordless series on its way Liz?

  • geraldo roberto da silva - November 9, 2011 reply


  • Clare - November 10, 2011 reply

    I like the look!

  • annie - November 14, 2011 reply

    Congrats, Liz. A wonderful new step. Could part of the bereft feeling come because it IS new? New can be exciting but we may not get the cozy warm feeling that we get from something familiar. And as Cathy says, you might need something else to replace the black text--if only just space...

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