Thursday, September 23, 2010

Disposable Coffee Cup

About two years ago, I ordered some coffee from some chain store, sat it in front of me, and did what artists do: I studied it for all of its wonderful textures and shadows.  I drew this in my sketchbook with a big nobby piece of graphite, about the size of a large crayon.  The odd texture on the side of the cup is one of those paper sleeves, to buffer the heat from the coffee from burning your hand. Even in a well-lit space, with multiple light sources, you can still get interesting shadows. Notice the cast shadows on either side of the cup, caused by the spotlights the were above me, while I sat there in the restaurant.

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