A couple Fridays ago, I spent an afternoon hanging out at a coffee shop. I enjoyed a vanilla latte and some quiet brainstorming time.
It was such a great moment that I wanted to capture it in my sketchbook.
In addition to playing around in my sketchbook with watercolor illustrations, I’ve been making time for graphite drawings in another sketchbook. This week, I’ve been obsessed with drawing coffee mugs/lattes.
Here was my photo inspiration:
When I first learned how to draw, I thought coffee mugs were hard to draw because they are a symmetrical shape, which takes practice to get both sides sloped and curved the same. I’m feeling much better about drawing coffee mugs in all sorts of shapes now, so it’s become a fun challenge.
6 thoughts on “Sketchbook Pages: Coffee Mugs”
I love sitting in places like that and taking the surroundings in slowly. You are making me want a hot beverage lol
Thanks so much, Sara! I love hanging out at cafes and drawing and brainstorming, so I need to make more time for that.
The handle on the cup in the photo is really low down. I’d probably tip that over myself 😉. What a great way to spend an afternoon – _your sketches are fabulous – it’s true that the simplest shapes can often seem like the hardest to master but you’ve nailed it. I can almost smell the coffee – ahhhhh lovely x
It must be the angle in the photo because I didn’t think the handle was low at all. It was a pretty normal latte cup, sort of like a soup bowl, so I can’t imagine tipping it over. Very nice to be able to spend an hour at a coffee shop without having to rush, especially with my sketchbook at the ready.
Must be 🙂 I mean the very bottom white cup on the flyer for pumpkin spice latte. Just looks like the cup handle is resting on the saucer. The odd things I comment on lol
Oh yea, I see that now too! You’re right, it does look like that handle is resting on the saucer. Good eye!