# How to Draw a Cup

In this drawing tutorial, we will show you how to draw a cup. This is a pretty simple tutorial, but we should end up with a realistic cup drawing.

Besides drawing the cup itself, this tutorial teaches you how to create curved lines and ellipses.

## Step 1

First sketch out the outlines of the cup and the handle, which is very similar to an ear. In the first step, you should draw the cup with very light lines. You should not use dark lines in the first steps so that in the following steps it will be easier to erase unnecessary lines and make the necessary changes to the cup drawing.

## Step 2

Then outline the top edge of the cup using a shape of a flat oval. This figure is called an ellipse. Use crisp and clean lines for this part of the cup. As you can see, our cup drawing is slowly beginning to take on clearer shapes.

## Step 3

Draw the edges and lower part of the cup. To make your cup drawing look nice and correct, try to maintain proportionality. To check the proportions of your drawing, just bring it to the mirror, and then all the mistakes in the proportions will become noticeable.

## Step 4

At this stage draw the handle of our cup. Depict this item with the help of the guideline from the first step. At this stage, this part of the cup becomes even more similar to the human ear. Our cup drawing is almost complete. What is left to make the drawing complete? Of course, we are talking about shadows.

## Step 5

Add some shadows to your cap drawing. Perhaps, in today’s lesson on how to draw a cup, this step will be the most difficult. First, determine where is the light source. In our example, the light falls from the top left. The shadows should be created using hatching. In addition, if you want to make the shadows darker, just add a new layer of hatching.

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