My boyfriend’s birthday was yesterday and my birthday is tomorrow so I wanted to share some dessert drawings. I love how our birthdays are close together. It makes it feel even more special.
This is a sketch I did on trash printer paper. Just getting a feel for the shapes and warming up.
The main reason I chose to draw desserts is because I think cupcakes are so cute. This one is drawn using graphite pencil and sketchbook paper.
This is a drawing of an image of macarons I found on google. I’ve never tried this dessert. I’ve heard they’re not very good. I just think of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, eating them in the bath tub while she pouts about her many problems.
I initially just wanted to draw cupcakes but then I wanted to draw cakes, doughnuts, and other desserts too. They look so delicious. I wont be having any of these desserts for my b-day though. I’ll be having Pizza Pie from Pizza Hut 😂.
These sketches are done on hot pressed watercolor paper. It was my first time using this kind of paper, and I love how it felt. It was also my first time using Inktense pencils. So, I was just playing around with mixing and determining how much pigment to use. Very little pigment goes a very long way with Inktense.
This cupcake was drawn on tan paper using Polychromos colored pencils. I put more effort into this drawing than the others. I used a photo of a cupcake as reference (link at the end of the post) but I made a few changes to make it my own and not outright copy the image.
I blended everywhere except the background and the surface the cupcake is sitting on. I love the way colored pencils look. Also, I accidentally used Inktense on the cake part where it’s really dark.
I’ve been wanting to draw cupcakes for a long time, and I finally did it. It was fun and maybe I’ll draw some more again soon. Any other September babies out there . . . Happy Birthday to you too!