Most mornings I spend at least 30 minutes going through old blogposts – updating the images because they were originally embedded from Flickr or still hosted on blogspot. It’s a massive project, but one that I absolutely love doing!
Today I was working through a few posts from 2016 and came across this sketch of my pink ‘Melbourne Teacup’ and wondered whether it was the first time I had done it paint-only (direct watercolour).
I then checked my ‘pink cup‘ tag and discovered three other interesting versions…
A 2015 watercolour pencil version
and a cross-hatched version (this is VERY rare – perhaps the only time I have done one?)
And then a loose ink and wash cup from 2014. (This was done on Beta paper – the others are all on Alpha)
Looking back there are two significant things about the 2016 version. Not only the absence of line but also it shows the change in lighting which happened around that time.
And for those of you who want to see a photo of the cup – here is one!
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane!