My ‘klass’ is on again as part of Sketchbook Skool’s Seeing – so of course, I had to take some time out to sketch a teacup, didn’t I? I picked this one as it has a repeating pattern and I thought that I hadn’t sketched it recently. It turns out that I sketched it only a few months ago here.
I then worked in my usual loose way (ie. not the more traditional way of pencil-ink-wash which I demonstration in Seeing) making it up as I went along. I was using a mixed raw sienna colour (mixed De Atraementis Document Brown and Yellow) for the linework.
I decided I wanted to add some darker ink colour, so I got out one of the ink samples I recently bought from Goulet Pen and simply dipped my pen into a little of Noodlers Rome Burning ink. Aside: This is not something I would recommend people doing, but I had had a crazy intense day, it was late and I was too lazy to find a dip pen.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I had a little accident and managed to get ink on my hands, and a drop landed in the tea (the tea was just a prop – I wasn’t drinking from it). Check out how the ink separated into purple. I will definitely have to load up a pen and try this out.
Anyway, it was good to do a teacup sketch again – I haven’t been doing them lately and need to get back to doing them more regularly.
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PS. A huge thank you to everyone who left a comment on Monday’s article about pausing my weekday posts. I want to reply to you all, but this week has been a little crazy.
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