A Leisurely Tea - Recipe Illustration Tutorial

Tea ingredient sketch and tea cup

An illustration tutorial bringing art into the kitchen!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an illustrated recipe tutorial for a leisurely tea using Creative Studio Goldfaber Color Pencils, Goldfaber Watercolor Pencils, and Playing & Learning Connector Paint. On a typical day, this recipe feels rather elaborate and I am rarely able to manage the time. But with my current situation, not only are schedules slightly more flexible but the need for sanity savers and soul soothers is at a premium.

I have made a complete materials list for you.


 Ginger, lemon, and honey

Let’s start by looking at the ingredients.

Graphite sketch of ingredients

Start with a light sketch of the ingredients using the Castell 9000 pencil 2B on watercolor paper. Nothing needs to be an exact copy of the actual object. It’s more fun to draw them in your own style.

Ingredient sketch and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Start coloring the elements with the Goldfaber Watercolor Pencils.

Ingredient sketch with water brush

Blend the colors with a deluxe water brush.

TIP: This water brush is particularly helpful because there’s no spill risk when you are sharing table space with others as I am right now.

Ingredient sketch with Connector Paint and water brush

Dip your water brush in the Connector Paint of your choice and brush letter your recipe title.

Ingredient sketch and Goldfaber Color Pencil

Once the colors are all dry, write the ingredient list and the recipe itself with a Goldfaber Color Pencil to finish.


I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating it. Stay well and stay creative!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio 




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