Monday, February 24, 2014

Tips for Drawing Basic Expressions

I quickly found out once I started cookie decorating, that drawing with a pencil and piping with icing are two very different worlds!



Even though these worlds are far apart, if we look at the simplicity of a drawing, we can transfer a lot of the main "emotion" to a cookie. 


Understanding the "main" things to look for in expressions, can help when you are designing your characters cookies. I made a little video of me explaining some of these things in very basic terms. So please go easy on me! 

Have a look here while I draw these silly Leprechaun faces! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_5OlQca3M

Or click the arrow to watch here:



Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Cupids!

Happy Valentine's Day! 
I thought I would share the stages of progress I go through when making my images for the shop,



The top left: Initial sketch. Very rough! just enough to get my idea across. This is why I love using a colored pencil. 





Bottom left: Pulled together image. Still a tad rough, sketchy line. I like this line. I feel as though it keeps the drawing alive!




Drawing on right: Photoshop image, pulled into black and white and put up on the Etsy Shop


Thanks for stopping by! 

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!!!!