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Why teacups are particular: A possibility for many watercolour magic


Since beginning this sequence – Why Teacups are Particular – I’ve been hanging out to share this explicit article with you… and it’s all to do with my love of the unpredictable nature of watercolour!

I’ve realized a lot about watercolour over time as I’ve recurrently sketched my teacups. They’ve allowed me to take dangers and experiment with numerous daring wet-on-wet methods.

And I’ve learnt an important precept: Let the pigments settle naturally!

I can’t let you know what number of instances I’ve thought that I’d ruined a teacup sketch and completely misplaced management of the wetness of the washes on my web page. However almost each time, if I simply go away the sketch alone and let it dry, the consequence shall be magical.

The above sketch was finished throughout a demo on the City Sketchers Symposium in Chicago and is an effective instance of considering to myself mid-sketch ‘It is a little bit of a multitude’. However as soon as it was dry, I liked the consequence – many enjoyable issues occurred on this sketch which might be tough if not not possible to do by design. 🙂

The advanced patterns and color combos are a giant purpose why a lot watercolour magic can happen however even sketches of plain cups – akin to my new Lavender cup by LyndalT – can shock me with results I didn’t anticipate.

What extra can I say?


Listed below are a couple of close-ups of among the sketches I’ve shared in latest weeks and present a variety of various sorts of watercolour magic.


Simply to let you recognize that early enrollment for my Teacups course shall be opening subsequent week – be part of the ready checklist for a Teacups Choice Information and a particular one-time-only earlybird value. The course begins on thirty first Could and we’ll be working by means of the teachings over a four-week interval. I can’t wait!


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