This was meant to be a quick sketch. ha ha. Took three hours to finish in the end ... The shadow beneath the mug was photoshopped in after the scan, as it looked too much like it was floating in mid-air. Drawn with coloured pencils in a square Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook from Jackson's.
I've added the step-by-step (in reverse) photos below, as well as a photograph I took of the mug before finally drinking the tea. If you manage to read on past that, there are a few notes I made on the link between creativity and humour ...
I've been working intensely these past couple of months, building a strong foundation for the business - head in my books and eyes on the computer screen. It took some time to notice that spring had arrived, which led to the realisation that the scales of balance had been tipped too far into the 'serious' zone and that, somewhere along the way, enjoyment of home, and, more importantly, a general sense of humour about life and all that stuff, had been left behind.
This led to thoughts about humour and its link to creativity ... and as fate would have it (don't you just love when that happens?), looking through my inbox I discovered an e-mail with the link to an article on 25 Way to be More Creative where I read this lovely little snippet:
"Laughing has been shown to help people think more broadly, associate freely, and notice complex relationships. One study found that people who had just watched a video of television bloopers were better at solving a puzzle long used by psychologists to test creative thinking.
Edward de Bono writes about humor in his book, “I am Right, You are Wrong”. He explains that humor is based on a logic very different from traditional logic. The significance of humor is that it indicates pattern-forming, pattern asymmetry and pattern-switching. Therefore, humor has the same basis as creativity and lateral thinking."
hmmm, does this mean that I should start watching television bloopers? LOL. Have a light-hearted, laughter-filled day! Cheers.