Teacup Sketching

January 31, 2020 |

Pink teacups Liz Steel
It’s no understatement to say that I’m a little obsessed with drinking good quality loose leaf tea out of fine china teacups… and sketching the experience.

I have an ever-expanding collection and every time I sketch a particular cup I describe it differently.

Teacups are my muse… the subject I use to explore new ideas or simply just to chill out and get lost in the moment. I particularly like exploring wet in wet watercolour techniques as well as lost and found edges when I’m sketching teacups


Sketching through my collection

During 2019-2020 I sketched my way through my entire teacup collection – see them all here.

A few instructional articles about sketching teacups

Teacup by Colour


Teacup by brand

Royal AlbertT2ShelleyCoalportAshdeneCristina ReColcough


If you are a coffee drinker please check out my cafe sketching.