In essence, they are nicely tricky and come in many shapes and patterns so I never tire of them or feel as if I have truly mastered them! They are always a fun challenge and there is always room for new interpretations.
I’m often more concerned with the pattern than with how good my ellipse shapes are (this is what I was referring to when I first used my famous phrase “Embrace the wonkiness”) but I’ve recently done a deep dive into understanding ellipses and have some new tricks to share inside my Teacups course.
And then there are the patterns… Such variation in designs and colours!
I love the challenge of interpreting and simplifying a complex pattern and I love the fact that I get to use every colour in my palette. In fact, I often choose a particular teacup because I feel that my sketchbook pages need a certain hue.
I know that when I go into full teacup mode (which I certainly am at the moment!) I do tend to sketch a lot of pink floral cups but my collection contains lots of fun modern geometric patterns and also a few designs with peacocks! So in this article, I’m showing you some of my non-floral ones.
The Teacups Course is now open for enrollment – and available as a self-paced course!