Teacups, Teacups, Teacups <3

Teacups, Teacups, Teacups <3 - student project

Hi Alanna!!!!

I absolutely loved and adored your class!!! Can not wait for more :DDDDDDDDDDD

 

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But, first things first. First of all although I have tons of gouache paints (and by that I mean really a lot) its just recently that I decided to give it a try. I am that kind of person that buy tons of supplies all the time, everywhere.. I would have to live like 150 years to be able to use everything I have so far LOL

I am used to watercolors and I never thought I would love a paint more than I do love watercolor. Well, its happening :D

Today I had some free time, so I decided to watch your class for the second time and go ahead with the project.

I am a huge fan of vintage and I use to go to street vintage fairs to buy old objects for decorations, so I do have a lot of old teacups in my home what helped me while looking for references.

 

Real life references:

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(Those are from my personal collection)

 

I also made a research in books I have home and found some interesting patterns and teacups inspiration for this project:

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And although I do have a Pinterest board for teacups, as I love them, I did not used Pinterest this time as reference for this project. I thought I had enough in my hands with my objects and books.

 

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I decided to work with a small color pallet (just 3 colors) and 3 different illustrations:

 

Below the sketches:

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( i didnt used my sketch book just white A4 paper this time, as I would need to transfer the drawings on the sketch book in order to paint the illustrations).

 

Color testing:

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The colors I decided to use:

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A little bit of the painting process:

 

 

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I must admit that I did had to paint the same illustration a couple of times to get it right, and I am not 100% satisfied yet, so I will keep practicing till I get the right ratio between water and paint.

 

This is the first painting I finished today:

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In this illustration I just used gouache, as I was not satisfied how the flowers came out, I tried it again, but this time changing the pattern and introducing ink on the painting:

 

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It turns out I do need to add some kind of detail with ink in my drawings, otherwise it does not feel like me.

 

This is cup 2:

 

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And this one is cup 3:

 

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I will keep practicing and practicing until I get the right amount of paint and water in order to have my background less messy. From painting 2 to painting 3 I improved the background a little bit. What I really would like to have is a completely plain background without any painting marks but I am not even sure if I can get this result with gouache. 

 

Just to finish the project in the right way, I created some mockups with the paintings. Who knows? Maybe someday they can become postcards :D

 

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Thank you very much for the class Alanna!! Would love to hear feedbacks of where I should improve my skills (noob here).

 

Hoping for new classes soon!!!

Bye,

Bia

 

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Bia Andrade

Surface Pattern Designer

Teacher