I'm shattered! It was my favourite cup and now it is no more, shattered too on the kitchen floor! However, it does go to show why drawing everyday things is such a good idea. I'm glad I recorded it while I had the chance.
Two things about this drawing - one that it should have had a shadow. Maybe I will still get around to doing that. Secondly, I never, never, take a photo and convert to black and white to see the values. Odd, perhaps, since I don't have anything against shortcuts but this one, for some reason, is something I feel is just wrong. I think it's up to the artist to dictate how they want the image to appear, and how they want the values. I was though, just this once, almost tempted. Because when I was drawing this, I couldn't decide which of the colours was darker - the teal or the brown. As I was throwing the broken cup away, I thought 'this is the last chance to find out'...but no, I still couldn't bring myself to do it!
I drew both of these in 2006. Funny to think how much life has changed, how much I have changed, since then! I've hardly drunk any tea since then either - I love it, but it doesn't love me! Oh well, the quest for the new one begins and I'll enjoy that!