Coffee cups


I finally have a sketchbook that’s perfectly made. After ruining 3 or 4 sketches on a Moleskine, I bought a ( It is fine German quality which can be felt on every part of the sheet. Nothing against Moleskine, I would rather spend a few hours knowing “I’m good to go”, than in a state of uncertainty.

Okay, back to the sketch. Cups really give me pleasure to illustrate. They have  beautiful symmetry which begs to explore, shave and hatch. They are also useful to contain the nicest beverage ever discovered. Coffee.

Categories: American Illustrator, Art, artist, barry comer, Barry Comer Artist, Coffee Cups, German Sketchbook, kunst-papier, kunst-papier sketchbooks, Organic coffee, SculptureTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Barry Comer

I volunteer as a design and communications consultant with Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democratic Socialists of America and teach children with emotional and developmental disabilities.

I have degrees in art and was an art director for 30 years.


  1. Since everyone’s on their second cup, I’ll take mine black no sugar!
    Nice paper you’re workin’ on there, Barry! Turns out I have one of their sketchbooks with the plain cardboard cover. Just haven’t gotten around to using it. It’s been on my shelf for a couple years.
    Love your drawing and how the beautiful blue background plays off the rich coffee browns (or the other way around)

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