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Teacups course is now open for enrollment (and a few behind the scenes!)


I’m tremendous excited to announce that my Teacups course is now open for enrollment!

It’s a 4-week video course with a neighborhood and a couple of bonus livestreams beginning on 31 Could 2023 (subsequent week!)


Discover out extra and join

Please try the video which supplies you a good suggestion of what we can be masking within the course.

(BTW I’m holding my new particular teacup purchased particularly for this course. It’s a T2 known as Neverending Summer time – Oranges and is such a phenomenal design!)

Within the Teacups course, I break down each step you want to be able to sketch them in your individual type. There are three most important elements to the course – 2 idea sections and a demo part.

The course accommodates a variety of new content material that I’ve by no means shared earlier than!

In Principle 1 we’ll take a look at how teacups are an ideal topic to discover ways to sketch with edges, shapes and volumes and to sharpen our fundamental observational expertise.

You’ll study not solely how to attract ellipses (together with concentric ellipses) but in addition how you can see foreshortened shapes and search for necessary relationships between edges. You’ll additionally discover ways to do some easy sight measuring in order that your teacup sketches look much less wonky.

And then you definately’ll develop expertise to analyse, simplify and interpret teacup patterns and sketch them in your individual type.

Teacups are additionally excellent for studying and refining many watercolour methods and that is what we’ll take a look at in Principle 2.

We’ll discover how you can:

  • develop the fundamental expertise of getting the suitable ratio of pigment and water in our washes (teacup sketches use a mix of watery, juicy and pasty washes)
  • mix the colors in our palette to create lovely patterns and perceive extra about their distinctive pigment traits
  • use extra superior wet-in-wet methods and take dangers to be able to create a number of watercolour magic!


After which within the Demo part of the course, we’ll use all the abilities we’ve learnt within the two idea elements to sketch teacups in a variety of media – ink and wash, watercolour pencil and watercolour and paint-only. There are 8 totally different demos displaying varied methods and masking a variety of teacup patterns and shapes.

I’ve had a lot enjoyable placing this course collectively so I wish to share some behind the scenes…

My videographer helped me arrange 4 digicam angles to finest file the teachings. I’m particularly enthusiastic about this angled overhead view (that’s a brand new addition to my setup) because it clearly reveals my palette (particularly after I’m mixing) and likewise the quantity of water in my washes.

And I even have an in depth digicam view to seize the angle of my brush and all of the refined changes I make to realize the most effective outcomes from my watercolour washes. As I reviewed the movies I got here up with a brand new phrase to explain this – it’s The Dance of the Dagger!

For this course I’m truly enhancing all of the video classes myself… and studying new software program on the identical time – due to the recommendation of my videographer! 🙂

DaVinci Resolve is wonderful to make use of when I’ve 4 totally different angles to select from – the Multicam characteristic is a large time-saver and enjoyable to make use of. It’s making it simpler for me to determine on the most effective digicam angle to clarify what I’m doing. My teacup sketching includes my most subtle watercolour methods so having these digicam choices helps me put collectively the clearest instruction attainable.

I’m so enthusiastic about this course because it pulls collectively lots of the expertise that I’ve defined intimately in my different programs (Foundations, Watercolour, Edges and even Buildings and Watercolour on Location). There may be a lot to discover as teacup sketching includes a wealthy mixture of drawing and portray, it sharpens our expertise of remark and interpretation and is a celebration of sample and color!

If it’s an excellent match for you I’d like to see you contained in the course. Right here is the hyperlink to search out out extra yet one more time. And ff you’ve any questions concerning the course please ship us an electronic mail utilizing the contact kind on the SketchingNow web site.

And at last, to all those that have already signed up… I’m wanting ahead to going by way of this course with you and hope that you’re having fun with amassing just a few teacups and/or patterned vessels to sketch.



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