Finish The Drawing

Deepen all the colors and add Cloud Blue to the tabletop using horizontal pencil strokes. To make the background stand out more against the glasses, add a touch of Clay Rose over the Lilac already applied.

Burnish the tabletop with Cloud Blue to make it look glossy and reflective. Leave the background layered to give the drawing some textural contrast.

practice with unique glass patterns

As an artist, I am always attracted to unusual colors and shapes. While visiting a friend in Mexico, I was struck by this unique bottle sitting in her kitchen. I loved the way its asymmetrical shape reflected colors; I simply had to take a picture of it knowing I would someday turn it into art in my studio.

To create interesting reference photos of the bottle, I took it outside and placed it on the steps in her backyard. Notice the blue of the sky reflecting in the glass, and the colors of terra cotta tiles shining through. I used a heavily burnished approach in this drawing to make the colors shiny and vivid.

Draw Drawing

Practice Drawing Asymmetrical Objects

The asymmetrical shape of a tequila bottle inspired this drawing. Look for unique glass items like this to draw, and study them as abstract objects. Squint your eyes to detect all the light and dark patterns that make up transparent objects.

Practice Drawing Asymmetrical Objects

The asymmetrical shape of a tequila bottle inspired this drawing. Look for unique glass items like this to draw, and study them as abstract objects. Squint your eyes to detect all the light and dark patterns that make up transparent objects.

Colors Used

True Blue, Aquamarine, Dark Brown, Light Umber, Terra Cotta, Poppy Red, Yellow Ochre, Tuscan Red, Black, White

Create Fine Details With a Craft Knife

The tiny lettering on the bottle is best etched out with a small craft knife. The sharp blade removes thin hairlines of the pencil wax to achieve a delicate result.

Use the craft knife anytime you need a clean edge or tiny line of light in a drawing.

Create Fine Details With a Craft Knife

The tiny lettering on the bottle is best etched out with a small craft knife. The sharp blade removes thin hairlines of the pencil wax to achieve a delicate result.

Use the craft knife anytime you need a clean edge or tiny line of light in a drawing.

LEE'S LESSONS

It is essential to have a good layer of pencil wax on the paper before scratching away with a craft knife. You don't want to accidentally gouge your paper!

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