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.
During the 4-month second lockdown in Sydney in 2021 I sketched a teacup a day – 106 Lockdown Teacups in total!
A few instructional articles about sketching teacups
- Step by Step of a Royal Albert teacup
- How to use volumes when sketching a peacock teacup
- Video: Sketching a teacup with markers
- Video: IGTV direct watercolour teacup demo
Teacup by Colour
Yellow– Orange – Red – Pink – Lilac – Blue – Green – Cream – Black – Gold
Teacup by brand
Royal Albert – T2 – Shelley – Coalport – Ashdene – Cristina Re – Colcough
I also have a significant teapot collection!
Finally… If you are a coffee drinker please check out my coffee sketches and lots of cafe sketching.