I actually hated this drawing during the first 50% of the process, but towards the end I loved it. I was initially visually overwhelmed by the tea "paint" and felt stuck. I drew this without a photo reference while working on my larger Photoshop and Premiere Pro projects.
Just as a warning: More blue faces or drawings to come. I have a lot of indigo blue prismacolor pencils leftover from my Industrial Drawing course...
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I started off with a simple outline
I did all of the tea paint on the table next to my window - quicker drying time because of the sunlight! I painted most of the tea at random during the beginning phases of the colored pencil drawing.
At this point I definitely saw a clear direction of the drawing and was ready to quickly complete it