How to draw a teacup and saucer from nature
Let’s learn how to draw a still life such as a tea cup on a saucer. For example, I drew this:
But, of course, not immediately. First I learned to draw a saucer, then I got bolder and began to draw a teacup and only after that I began to draw them together. Moreover, in order to understand how these dishes are arranged, I specially chose transparent glass.
How to draw a saucer
In general, we know that a saucer is a small round dishware. But, usually we look at it not directly from above, but from the side. And we see that due to perspective distortion, the saucer looks oval, and the ring in the center too. These ovals have two axes, a small (vertical) and a large (horizontal).Let’s mark these dimensions:
Now we need to build an oval on these axes. Many novice draftsmen have a desire to draw like this, that is, to break arcs and make “corners”:
I ask you and I beg you, draw as you see and at the same time look at nature with an open mind.
Well, for starters, this image is acceptable.
How to draw a teacup
Let’s learn how to draw a tea cup.
Since the cup is transparent, we can see not only the oval upper edge, but also the bottom, but due to the curvature of the walls of the vessel, the bottom is slightly distorted.
Work out the details:
Don’t forget to show the thickness of the glass walls of the cup. And all the time compare the drawing how similar it is to the original.
So, we already have experience of drawing a saucer and a cup. Now let’s complicate the task and draw them together.
How to draw a teacup on a sauser
Draw general outlines:
Furher we draw as we have already learned in previous lessons.
And at every stage we honestly compare with nature.
Do you want the picture to look even more like a tea party? Let’s put a spoon in the cup.
Here you go – no problem:
Well, we did a good job and learned how to draw so many dishware.