Red Velvet Heart Cupcake, colored pencil on hot press (view larger)
Progress shots coming up:
A blurry shot of the first watercolor pencil layer.
Working on the bottom of the cupcake first to establish the red tone and shading I want. I save most of the white highlights for the end so I can make sure I get the right level of contrast in comparison with the rest of the drawing.
Once I finish with that, I do the icing and the heart shaped decorations. This is about halfway through the icing. I thought I initially ruined it with too much yellow-orange in the shadow areas but managed to save it with excessive use of the white pencil and ink pen.
Hey guys I baked you cookies.
(J/k if I really did that I’d eat them all and you’d get none. Have a drawing instead.)
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie, colored pencil on hot press (view large)
The first layer of watercolor colored pencil…
…and with the water applied
This one was a little difficult to figure out how to approach since it was one continuous shape and didn’t have distinct shape or color boundaries unlike most of my other illustrations, so I ended up taking a top down counterclockwise approach.
Finishing up the broken piece. I added the highlights and sea salt after this.
Blackberry Popsicles, colored pencil on hot press (view large)
A few progress shots…
1st layer with the watercolor pencils
Some progress on the popsicle second in the stack.
I hated the color on the berries. I thought I went way too red compared to the more purple-colored popsicles.
But it ended up working out once I added some highlights. Around here is the time I stopped hating this!
Apricots, colored pencil on hot press (view large)
Just 2 progress pictures as this was a quick one.
Colored pencil on hot press (view larger)
Watercolor pencil layer
Most of the base for the fruit is done.
All that’s left is to deepen the shadows and add the highlights.
Summertime ice cream! Yumm.
Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream, colored pencil on hot press (view larger)
And some progress shots…
First watercolor pencil layer
It’s blurry because my camera phone is shot 😦
Just need to do the highlights and the napkin.
I have no idea what kind of drink this is, but there are lemons and a fancy chocolate piece on top.
Icy Drink with Lemons, colored pencil on hot press (view larger)
First layer is always watercolor pencils. I went a bit darker than I normally do, since there was a lot of depth to this drink.