Coffee cups are simple, right? Hmm. Circles. Ellipses. Straight lines. Shadows. Reflections.
This one is tipping over!
Even with a straight-on viewpoint, the cup is lopsided.
Parts of things are easier to paint because they lack the reference points of a complete coffee cup.
In all of these, I tried to use complementary colors, either as shadows and / or background color.
- The first one is a green-blue, so the complement is red-orange. Adding reds and oranges to cobalt turquoise produced some interesting greys for the shadows of the first coffee cup.
- The second coffee cup is red (with some orange) so I used greens, but thought shadows looked better with some violet and deep blue added, with a smidge of black.
- The third cup is mostly a yellow color, with some medium blue for shadows. Additionally, I added purples, blues, and greens to the coffee beans in the coffee cup.
I really need to learn to draw better!