My 'Sip and Sketch' Teacup sketch

December 27, 2017 | 8 Comments

I was looking through my teacup sketch collection for 2017 (which incidentally is much less than in previous years) and realised that I haven’t shared one of my favourite sketches.

This teacup sketch was part of a demo called “Sketch and Sip: How to sketch hot beverages on location without them going cold” which I did during the Chicago Urban sketchers Symposium.

I was using a new (plastic) teacup that I had only sketched quickly once before. There were a few wonky bits, but as often is the case, I just trusted that watercolour would perform some wonders if I just left it.

In many ways my teacup sketches represent my general approach to watercolour – working quickly, taking risks and then leaving it alone. And yes, if you are wondering, I will be sharing more about this approach in my upcoming online course SketchingNow Watercolour starting in two weeks time! Oh ah! I can’t wait.

As I start to review 2017, I know without counting that the most sketched subject matter is my morning latte. Teacup sketching has bizarrely gone off the boil this year.

What about you, do you have a favourite sketching subject matter ? What did you sketch most in 2017?

See more about my teacup sketching here!


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