Am I getting bored?
No! Not at all. I still want to work out a way to do some more experimental versions.
Has it been a hard challenge to stick to?
Not really! Like all daily projects some days I don’t have a lot of time so my sketch is a little rushed. But as I normally pause for an afternoon cuppa, I already have a set time in my day to do my teacup sketch for the day. Saturday is harder as I have to do two and don’t have my normal routine to fall back on.
Last week was super busy (wrapping up the Group Run-through for Edges, getting ready for Sketchbook Design which starts this Wednesday and other things) therefore I didn’t have any specific plan for which teacups I would sketch. My selection was very random so it’s interesting to see, now that I put them together in one blog article, that I covered a good range of patterns, brands and colours.
As mentioned last week, I’ve stopped bothering about doing a different cup each day but I’ve only repeated one teacup so far.
Okay, enough preamble… here they are…
When I bought the gold Cristina Re Georgia Lace cup recently (a present to myself) a very cool black and white houndstooth design caught my eye – also by Cristina Re. A few days later I decided that this design would make a great Lockdown 2.0 cup (last year’s lockdown cup was also a black and white design) and so I ordered it too.
BTW I don’t buy teacups whenever I feel like it, there has to be a reason for a new purchase so that there is a strong association between the new cup and an event in my life.
I love this cup – it’s so chic – and a great fancy cup for a busy work day. It took me a little while to work out how to do the tricky houndstooth pattern so it took over the spread a little… but in a good way IMHO! More about the Palladio part in a separate article later this week.
Another version of the Cristina Re Georgia Lace cup trying to use a more rose gold mix. See last week’s article for my first sketch of it which turned out too gold and blue.
A really rough sketch of my Edges cup (by T2 – don’t know the name of this cup) to celebrate the last livestream for the current Group Run-through. Once again… a huge thanks to everyone who was part of it.
What a very special 8 weeks it has been – you’ve been the most supportive group ever! I’ve absolutely loved going through the content again – especially the last lesson on lost and found edges. More about this when I share last week’s Palladian Villas.
T2 Mahabharata Yellow Tall Cup – one of the cups I bought to celebrate the launch of Watercolour On Location in 2019. This is a pattern that’s always fun to sketch even when I do a rough version of it as I did here.
Royal Albert 1950s Festival. This cup on the other hand is very nice in real life but not so exciting to sketch from my usual top-down view (the view I have while drinking my tea). I couldn’t have a week without including a Royal Albert cup could I?
T2 Adriana Picker cup – needed some pink during a busy Saturday morning…
I’m super busy with some SketchingNow projects….
But just because we are on the topics of teacups – here is a list of where to find lessons/demos on teacups within these SketchingNow courses:
- Foundations Intro Lesson 1 and Lessons 1-6 all include important techniques for sketching teacups (with examples)
- Foundations Lesson 7 – three demos using different techniques (ink and wash, direct watercolour, watercolour pencil and watercolour)
- Edges – every lesson includes a ‘tea break’ section showing how the concepts apply to teacups
- Edges Lesson 4 – multiple demos (including one in the recent Livestream 7!)
- Watercolour Lesson 4 – teacup demo and also a coffee cup demo filmed on location
- Watercolour on Location Intro Lesson 4 – coffee cup sketch filmed on location
- Watercolour on Location Lesson 2 – watercolour wash exercise based on teacups
- Sketchbook Design Intro Lesson 1 – three teacups sketched as part of the first exercise.
Hmm… That was a fun list to work out… and I’m sure I’ve missed some. 🙂
Now I just have to work out a strategy for which teacups to sketch this week? Any ideas?