Wednesday, August 13, 2014

woyww - a teacup or two

This weeks SBS klass has been with Liz Steel and we covered teacups and architectural drawing.  Well to tell the truth I am still struggling to draw an ellipse and getting those teacups to sit on the saucer with some form of perspective and proportion.  My first pic shows the cup and some details that Liz suggests you sketch out quickly so that you understand the cup before you draw.  She manages to drink her tea hot while she is sketching and painting! Mine went cold and I went back to using a mug. The next pic has a wide border because I cannot even draw a straight line but in the end it really didn't matter.
Have really enjoyed SBS.  All the teachers are wonderful and had such different styles and I learnt lots of tips and techniques.  Now I just have to practice, practice and more practice.  Not enough time in the day or night.  Off to join in on woyww and I promise to slowly drop in and visit lots of desks.


  1. I just love your teacups.Happy WOYWW!

  2. Happy WOYWW Sandra....oooh wow I think you're doing wonderfully with your drawing and I peeked back a few posts....great work, love the little bird. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#39

  3. Wow! These are fab. Teacups and mugs are a really appealing thing for me - I know not why, and I love these. Really getting a feel for how you've enjoyed the class - and the biro use in your previous post - you'd never know!

  4. What does SBS stand for? Is it an online class? I would love to do it. Looks so nice from what you have shared. #21

  5. I draw for 15 minutes everyday- no erasing- just contour drawing. Your cups are lovely!
    Here's to a pause button.
    Thanks for visiting.
    robyn 13

  6. OOer, nice cups, missus! Seriously, they are fab - I love the fat bottomed one most, I think it's cos I'm a similar shape!! The biro drawing in the post below is also really clever. I must allow myself some time in the day to do some drawing and painting...I used to do it all the time but never get the chance. Perhaps I need a class to kick start me.
    And don't leave your poor little machine in the cupboard...make something, you know you want to!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

  7. Oh wow those are awesome!! I always wished I could draw, sketch and paint better. You have such a talent.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Amy E. #8

  8. Not sure I could make a tea cup and saucer look remotely like they should, so well done! Glad you're enjoying the process though. Helen 3

  9. Now I'm no artist .... but straight lines are overrated.....cant really sew in a straight line either ha ha but who cares.... not me but I think your drawing are great
    janet #2

  10. Great that you are getting stuck in on the sketching - I looked at the course when I read about it on a few blogs - would you recommend it if they run it again ?
    Ali #7 xx

  11. Lovely work - who cares about straight lines? Happy WOYWW Cindy #57

  12. Great sketches if you want to draw a straight line you have to look at where the line will end and it will become straighter at least that's what my art teacher use to tell us it does work
    thanks for the visit hugs Nikki 5

  13. I think your cups are wonderful, they are so hard to get into perspective and it sure takes a lot of practise. You did a fabulous job with them. Straight lines are for rulers, I say that cos I can't draw a straight line either :)
    Have a great week,
    Von #30

  14. I think they look wonderful. I agree - straight lines are WAY overated. Wonky is more whimsicle and I prefer it that way.

    Happy WOYWW! a little late
    Mary Anne (1)

  15. Your tea cups are fabulous but then I am a real tea drinker and adore cups and mugs.
    I think the art of tea cups and drinking tea should be relaxed and if I managed to get results like yours I'd be a happy bunny ;D
    I really fancy joining in with SBS but missed the boat. I'll have to make sure I join the next term.
    Happy WOYWW Neesie #62

  16. Hi Sandra de,

    I think your tea cups are wonderful! Art isn't supposed to be perfect; the imperfections, etc., add to the charm. I love the little floral pattern that you've used.

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (14)

  17. I love your tea cups, Sandra, especially the bottom one. Oh to drink tea out of a lovely cup. I always use a mug but wouldn't it be lovely to go out for a proper afternoon tea with china cups and lovely cakes!!!!!
    Hope all is good with you and continue enjoying your art.
    Hugs Lisax

  18. I think you are doing really well with your teacups. I almost picked one up for a drink. DH has now had to put the kettle on as a result.
    The only way to get perfection in your own eyes is to try try and try again. Do you really want perfection? Love what you do.
    Hugs and Thanks for visiting me whilst I was in deepest Wales - with no signal hence the lateness of commenting now.
    Neet 11 xx

  19. Hi Sandra,loving your cups, really very impressed by what you are doing. Running late this week, Have a great week, Hugs. Shaz #23,xxx

  20. I thought you teacups looked really good and at least looked like what they should look like. Gosh that sounds like double dutch. As for drawing a straight line, nobody can do that without the assistance of aids, so you are not along, it is a physical impossibility to achieve. Keep up the hard work it really is paying off and I am with you I am a mug girl.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 67
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, sorry I am getting back to you so late.
    Belated WOYWW greetings

  21. I really like the teacup paintings and I think you are doing a great job doing them. I can't draw a straightline either but I really think it is more about the fun trying then being perfect. I am really late getting around but thought I would catch up on the comments from last week and this week on my blog post and desk. Have a great week. Vickie #75

  22. Love the teacups, my Mother has a load of the Memory Lane China. BJ#69

  23. Love those tea cup drawings! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier in the week. The secret to using iron filings on cards is to seal them reallllllllllly well lol. I either use a piece of plastic packaging with a generous quantity of glossy accents to seal it to the paper or a stack of card stock to make a well.