Sunday, September 05, 2010
I had a hard time deciding what to do for this week's 'Illustration Friday' word which is "Dessert." At the time I received the email containing this week's word, I was thinking about doing some drawings of funny monsters, so at first I thought I would do a monster having dessert, but I just couldn't picture in my mind how it would look. Then I began to think about doing something different - I began to think about a little boy sitting at a large table, peaking over the edge of the table, mesmerized by a large cake. As I began to draw this idea, I started getting frustrated when I couldn't get my drawing to match the picture I imagined in my head. But as I was drawing, I came up with another idea. I began to think about the times when I was a kid (and even still as an adult) when my favorite part of going out to eat was checking out all of the desserts in the display cases. I decided to keep the little boy, but this time I would have him staring at a whole bunch of desserts in a restaurant or bakery display case. This would give me the chance to draw lots of yummy desserts, which I felt would make for a more interesting and colorful image.
I created this image entirely in Corel Painter 11. I used a light beige colored canvas to give the image a sort of warm, vintage feel. I painted the image using Painter's watercolor brushes, and added some texture and detail using the gouache, chalk and leaky pen brushes.