Tuesday, February 12, 2008

IF: Choose

Choose one!

I feel like I spent the majority of time drawing the cupcakes, and rushed to complete the background. I wish I had more time to make the background more interesting! Overall, I guess I'm happy that I have a nice colorful illustration to submit this week. The drawing is done entirely in illustrator.

Oh, and if you ever want to have the best cupcakes/cake you've ever tasted in your life, go to Cake Love! They are located in Washington DC, VA, and MD. I'm only plugging Cake Love because I was inspired by Warren Brown's story of leaving his promising career as a lawyer on Capitol Hill to persue his dream of baking cakes. He is also featured on the Food Network, go Warren! I had the chance to meet and chat with him when I worked in DC and visited his cafe called "Love Cafe". Very nice guy, and he was proud to share his inspirational story.

13 comments:

Dawn said...

I am the first to comment! Good Morning! You know what, I am glad you didn't make the background too busy. You wanted the focus to be on the cupcakes and their colors. By adding more to the background, you would have detracted from them. Great job. Still do not like the cartoony thing, but it does look like a lot of effort and talent went into your creation. Keep up the great work.

r.prat said...

Great work! I love those cupcakes :)

lisa mertins said...

hi cindy! i think the quiet background is perfect for those yummilicious cupcakes...nice job.
thanks for visiting life illustrated too :)

cheers!

tanaudel said...

They are very superior cupcakes :) Next time I am in the US, I will have to look for those bakeries - I've already established the best cupcakes in Brisbane (at the West End markets).
I think the plain background is fine - you could perhaps add a shadow of the cupcake tree as well as the reflection to anchor them a bit more, but I don't think the background needs anything.

sketched out said...

Yep, I have to agree, those wonderful cupcakes really pop off of the simple background. Love it. I want to just pluck one of those right now and devour it.

Bobo Cat said...

Those cupcakes looks sweet and yummmy. Well-done.

janie said...

I choose the orange cake please with a full fat double hit latte:)
I like the simple background with the lovely reflection works for me.

Charlie said...

Great use of color. Very effective and eye catching!

Charlie said...

I do have to point out the fact that the cupcakes' reflection is wrong. It should reflect the bottoms of the cupcakes. But otherwise, I love the colors. Please post the medium/technique. :-)

shaky mouse said...

excellent work... i'll take the lot :)

Anonymous said...

Hey
Like the cup cakes, I could see youadding more highlights in back ground to make ths reflecton more ...well.. reflective ttfn

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Whoopsie! I rushed the last bit of this drawing and didn't realize the reflection was wrong! I'll try to get back to it to fix, and I'll take everyone's helpful pointers and do that too. Thanks everyone for the feedback!

studio lolo said...

There's such a cupcake craze sweeping the nation. I have a friend who wants to have a cupcake shop! She'd really love these beauties :)