I'm not quite sure why it's taken so long to pick up the brushes. There's obviously some element of fear involved here - probably of being disappointed in the end result, as it definitely won't look the same as it does in my mind. But that perfectionist editor within was finally tucked away into a dark corner, and the paints were brought out, and so here's the result.
It's rough, simple, very amaterish, but it's a start. One of my cups for morning coffee!
And here are a few of the steps (in reverse) I took once the sketch was done in pencil and the brush tentatively picked up,:
I used watercolours bought from the supermarket for this little test piece, painted into my Seawhite of Brighton square sketchbook from Jackson's. FInally, here's the photograph of the 'real' cup in order to do true justice to its real artist. I'm not sure who that is, so if anybody knows, please do tell. I bought the cup from the markets in Bangalow, Australia a few years back and love her work. You'll see a few more of her cups in the near future.
Wishing all of you a triumphant day! Cheers.