A few weeks ago I got some new organic herbal tea from a new (for me) tea shop in Western Australia and so of course I had to record the occasion in my sketchbook.
The tea packets were not the most exciting objects to draw (all the same shape and colour – only varying in size) but I had fun doing this loose sketch.
I started with some Neocolor II edges and shapes, then added some loose watercolour strokes (using a dagger brush) and then drew over the top with my Fude dip pen (and a little graphite) and then a little more watercolour over the top.
I’m starting to use the Fude dip pen (see this article for details) more and more at home. It creates wonderfully expressive lines and is especially useful for drawing over the top of the Neocolors. It does take a while for some of the lines to dry since it uses so much ink – but I like the smudges!
And just for the record I’m loving my new tea!