The final assignment for Part A of my MATS (Make Art That Sells) class - part B is yet to come, yay - is this week, and in preparation for it I've had a great time gathering together some of my collections. And picking one to paint from ...
I've a rather large number of cups for coffee and tea gathered from around the world, and it's a joy spending hours in the mornings picking one to drink from! But as I can't reproduce the gorgeous art that's on them due to copyright reasons, I've instead drawn out their silhouettes and played around with those instead. Thus the quick sketch above.
I used watercolours, in my moleskine sketchbook. The photo below is of the cups before I outlined them in black. I scanned them in and printed them onto matte heavyweight paper first, so as not to screw up the painted sketch, then picked the black marker up to doodle up the result above.
Photos of (some of) the actual cups are below the sketch pics ...
Of course, cups aren't the only collectibles ... perhaps my few coloured pencils might be considered a collection too:
But as they're used to draw with rather than to be drawn, the cups seemed a likelier candidate for this exercise. Won't even mention the extensive and rather absurd (as it would take several lifetimes to use them all up) collection of illustrated, blank notebooks I have. Well, maybe another day.
Have you noticed yet what fun I'm having? Yes? Good, then I won't have to repeat myself :)
Wishing you a collection of smiles and joy today. Cheers.