Coffee all around!

It seems inevitable, if you are going to draw in coffee shops then one day there will be an accident. Courtesy of me knocking over a full mug of coffee earlier this week I now have a coffee-infused sketchbook. Several pages got a complete drenching and the remaining pages now all have a latte-coloured edge. What really annoyed me was that I was just getting into what looked like would be a good person sketch when it happened!

Portrait with a mug of coffee thrown on, 9 June 2015

Portrait with a mug of coffee thrown on, 9 June 2015

It’s somewhat off-putting that I get a strong smell of milky coffee whenever I pick up my book. I’m hoping that will dissipate with time!

I’ve only just started this book so throwing it away isn’t going to happen. Here’s my Cafe Wednesday sketch.

Cafe Wednesday with extra shot!, pen and ink and watercolour, 10 June 2015

Cafe Wednesday with extra shot!, pen and ink and watercolour, 10 June 2015

On the weekend I painted a pallet across the road from our other regular coffee spot.

Chemist sign and pallet, watercolour, pen and ink, 13 June 2015

Chemist sign and pallet, watercolour, pen and ink, 13 June 2015

These were the most damaged pages so after this it should just be the odd blotch and a coffee rim around the edge!

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5 Comments

  1. I know someone who would splash paint randomly on her sketchbook pages, before she started the book, or paste scraps of coloured paper in, just to take away the whiteness of each page. You could maybe look at the coffee in a similar way! I do like your pallet!

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  2. Thanks Anna, that’s a good way to approach the ‘problem’. Most of the book has a coffee edge so maybe I should splash some other colour around to make it more interesting!

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