Sunday, April 29, 2012

Drawing Birthday Cakes

Last week was state testing week in AZ, and many special area classes were canceled. The few classes I did see were pretty tightly wound after sitting for hours at a time so we did some step-by-step drawings to get the creative juices flowing again... I dusted off one of my favorite drawing books by Mark Kistler and was inspired by his 'cake'.
The steps were simple, using an oval with straight and curved lines.
After completing a 3 tier cake, the kids added birthday candles. I took a few minutes to draw possibilities of how to decorate the cake to get them started - found a lot of examples online to get me inspired!
Then they were off and drawing, adding their own unique touches...
I encouraged them to fill the foreground with items you might see on the table next to the cake...
Color was added with colored pencil.
Not long after completing these, I received an email requesting food related artwork. The Food Services Department at district wanted work they could display. What perfect timing! So a few will be framed and hung in our district food services offices soon...

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