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How to Draw a Tea Cup in 13 Easy Steps

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A teacup is a porcelain cup that is used to hold liquid for drinking. It is usually used for drinking tea. It is also used for drinking coffee or some other hot drink. A teacup has a handle on the side that stays cool when the rest of the cup is too hot to hold. This teacup can be made from ceramic, clay, glass, or even plastic.

Nowadays, teacups are made for aesthetic purposes. Just like some restaurants they hang the teacup from the ceiling, you can also customize your won by painting or engraving, etc. Some of the people used teacups for the decoration of their restaurants. 

Do you want to make your own teacup? This step-by-step tutorial will help you to achieve your best teacup.

Step 1: Draw Mouth

Begin your teacup by sketching the mouth of it. We do this by drawing an elongated horizontal oblong shape on the upper portion of your paper. The size of the mouth will be the size of the teacup. Please leave space on the bottom part because later on, we will add the body of your teacup.

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Step 2: Add the Guide

Sketch a guide for making the body of the teacup. For the guide make a vertical line from the top portion of the mouth then drag it down to the bottom part of the paper. You can use a ruler for sketching a vatical line. This vertical line will pass to the center of the mouth.

Step 3: Sketch the body

This time, we will use the guide that you made in step two. Sketch the half body of the teacup by drawing a curved line from the left edge of the mouth then drag your pencil down to the bottom part of the vertical line in the center.

Step 4: Complete the Body

In continuation of the teacup’s body draw another curved line on the opposite side. Sketch the other half side of the teacup’s body by drawing a curved line from the right side of the teacup’s mouth then drag it down going to the bottom part of the vertical line. 

Step 5: Add the Spill Guard Flat Base

The spill guard flat base is found on the bottom part of the teacup. Sketch the spill guard flat base in the bottom part of the teacup. We do this by drawing a small elongated oblong shape on the center of the bottom part of the teacup. This will slightly overlap the bottom part of the teacup. 

Step 6: Add more Details

The spill guard flat base will help your teacup to stand alone without holding it. So, let’s complete the details of the spill guard flat base so that your teacup can stand alone. Sketch a short vertical line on both sides of the spill guard flat base. Do this, from the bottom part of the teacup going down to the spill guard flat base. 

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Step 7- 8: Clean up

We are done with the mouth, body, and the base of your teacup this time we must erase the lines that serve as the guide for making the body. I want you to erase the vertical line that is found in the center of the teacup. Then erase the curve that overlaps the bottom part of the teacup. 

Step 7- 8: Clean up

We are done with the mouth, body, and the base of your teacup this time we must erase the lines that serve as the guide for making the body. I want you to erase the vertical line that is found in the center of the teacup. Then erase the curve that overlaps the bottom part of the teacup. 

Step 9: Draw the Handle

Handles are very important because teacups are usually used for a hot drink. Sketch a handle on the right side of the teacup by drawing a curved line from the upper left side of the teacup going down to the middle part of the cup. 

Step 10: Add Details to the Handle

The handle is very important so let’s make the handle thicker. We will be using a curve in this step. Sketch this on the outer side of the first handle that you made. Be sure to observe the distance between the two curved lines.

Step 11: Add the Design

Let’s make the teacup beautiful by adding some lines and shapes to the body. Draw a curved line on the upper portion on the upper portion of the body. Just follow the curved line of the mouth. You can add more designs to it.

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Step 12: Add more Design

Teacups are good to look at if you put more design on them. Draw a design by making a small circle inside the body. Arrange the small circle to make your teacup more beautiful. But observe the distance in every circle.

Step 13: Finish up!

Finish your tutorial by adding colors to it. Now, pick your favorite color for your teacup. Show your creativity by coloring the teacup. Then, after that, show it to your family and friends I’m sure they will be proud of you.

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