Friday, August 26, 2011

the happiest birthday cake part II

©2011, Monika Roe

I knew I wanted to illustrate the German chocolate cake I made for Louis' birthday on Wednesday. And I finally had a moment to sit down and work on it. 

It's always a bit of a challenge to illustrate things like this because if you look at the frosting on this kind of cake (see previous post) it looks a lot like oatmeal with bits of nuts in it. How do I make that look appetizing, especially in a vector illustration?

The best way to start is to just jump in and focus on giving the idea of the texture without getting too hung up on making it exact. Once I do this everything falls into place and I think I ended up with a pretty accurate illo of this mouthwatering cake!

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