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Drawing to Painting Cupcakes Without Reference

teacher avatar Nianiani, Watercolorist and Graphic Designer

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    • 15. INKING

    • 16. PAINTING

    • 17. CLOSING

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About This Class

Hi everyone, my name is Nia, and I will be your teacher for today’s class. Since I have a few requests by you guys for a class on cupcakes. I have finally created a class on the subject.

When it comes to drawing cupcakes, I understand that the most confusing part will be the frosting, so I have dedicated a couple of lessons which covers different styles of piping using both the round tip (which is recommended for beginners because its quite simple to draw), and also star piping tips (preferably for more intermediate students as it has more detail).

So depending on your level of drawing skills, you have the choice to use the elements which you’re comfortable with, and apply it to your final artwork.

Though this class is focused on the doodling and drawing aspect of the subject, I will also include a lesson where I will be loosely painting my final artwork incase you would also like to create a painting by the end of this lesson, and I will leave this option for you to decide on.

I have also prepared exercise sheets which you can download and print out, to draw on with a little bit of guide lines, as well as to create a collection of garnishes you might want to include in your final painting.

As for the final project, you can either create your own composition which can either be an ink doodle or a coloured ink doodle. However depending on your level you might also want to recreate the same final artwork, so I will also provide you with both my pencil outline as well as my inked outline, so you have the freedom to choose the level you want to work with.

I know that this isn’t my normal art style which I usually post here, but this style was a way for me to learn watercolours, as it eliminates more of the painting aspect, which means I did not have to worry too much about completely controlling the medium when I first started to paint.

But don’t worry, because I’m also planning on creating a loaded cupcake painting for my next class where it will be formatted as my usual paint with me class if you’re interested.

Like any of my other classes, I might skip certain parts of the drawing where my hands are not actively in the frame, which means that I might draw or paint a bit quicker to get through and include as much information as possible. So I always suggest for students to watch through each lesson before drawing or painting along, and then when you do decide to recreate the drawing or painting, for you to pause in between, whenever you need to finish off a certain step, so you can work side by side with me in each lesson.

Here is a list of the class outline, just so you know what to expect of this class:

INTRO: Class introduction and art style

SUPPLIES: List of art supplies

CAKE AND LINER: Drawing the cake and liner with ink liner

FROSTING WITH ROUND TIP: Drawing the cake frosting with round tip with different options of piping

FROSTING WITH STAR TIP: Drawing the cake frosting with star tip with different options of piping

TOPPINGS: SPRINKLES: Drawing toppings: sprinkle option

TOPPINGS: SAUCE SWIRLS: Drawing toppings: sauces and jam swirls

SAUCE SWIRL APPLICATION: Applying the sauce swirls with the cake and frosting

TOPPINGS: FRUITS: Drawing a few types of fruits for cupcake garnish

TOPPINGS: SWEET SNACKS: Drawing a few types of sweet snacks for cupcake garnish

GARNISH APPLICATION: Applying different garnishes to the cake and frosting and creating different flavours

TEXTURE APPLICATION (EXTRA): Example of texture detail application on a cupcake doodle

THUMBNAIL COMPOSITION: Brainstorming final art composition with quick thumbnail drawings

SKETCHING AND MAPPING OUT COMPOSITION: Sketching basic shapes with pencil to map out main elements

INKING: Adding detail to each element and outlining the whole artwork

PAINTING AND COLOURING IN: Painting the final artwork with watercolours

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Hi, I'm Nia. I'm a graphic design graduate from Curtin University, Western Australia, who loves to paint with watercolours. In my final year, my teachers back in university noticed that most of my design works incorporate watercolours. So I guess I picked up the medium by accident, but now I'm totally in love with them. They're so versatile, flexible and wild at the same time. There are times you need to tame and control them, but there are also times you let the watercolour do its thing!

Mid 2017 I started a watercolor YouTube channel, nianiani and I was quite amazed at the response, I also realised how much I loved uploading videos and sharing tutorials. I started teaching art and watercolour end of last year to children and adults, as a part time job and I thought to myself, w... See full profile

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1. INTRODUCTION: Hi, everyone. My name is Nina and I will be your teacher for today's class. Since I've had a few requests by you guys for a class on cupcakes, I have finally decided to create the class on the subject. When it comes to drying cupcakes, I understand that the most difficult part D girl would probably be frosting, which is why I have dedicated to lessons within this class on different styles off rusting , starting with the ranted which ISS more suitable for beginners because it's much simpler and shape, and also the started, which I would recommend more for the intermediate advanced students because it does have more detail in the drawing. So depending on your during skills, you can choose the element which it's most comfortable for you to draw and then apply it to your final work. Through this class ISS more focused on the doodling and drawing aspect of the subject. I will also include a lesson where I will be loosely painting the final artwork just in case in your few guys would create a final painting by the end of this class. For the final project you Can I there create your own composition off on a during or a loose painting. I have also prepared exercise sheets, which you can download and print out as many times as he would like with a bit of guidelines, so you can try to grow from there and repeat it as much as you would like to as exercise and practice. As for the final project, you can either create your own composition, which might be on Inc digital or loose painting. However, for those of you who might want to recreate my final artwork, I will also provide you with both my pencil sketch ASBO as my ink outline so you can choose to work at the level you're comfortable with. So before we start, let me just go over the outline off the cost. So you know what to expect off this class. Before we begin any off during lessons, I'm going to first list you the supplies that I will be using. Then we're going to go straight and to during the cupcakes, which I will break down into smaller lessons so it'll be a bit easier to digest. The first during lesson will be on the cake on the liner itself. then moving to the next lesson where I will cover have to draw different frostings with around piping tip, which will be better suited for beginners, then moving on to the crusting with the start tip, which will be a little bit more tricky. But if you're a beginner, you can also try it out. If you're interested, then moving to different toppings such as Sprinkles, sauces and jams and how to play, it's the cupcake frosting. Then I'm going to run to other toppings such as fruits and sweets snacks, where you can create a whole library to pick from, so you can then apply all of the elements learned into different cupcake flavors. I will be painting the final art, But for those of you who would like to create a detailed Inc during for your final artwork , I will also include a quick, extra lesson where you can apply textures, shades and extra detail to the cupcake that I'm going to show you how I bring store my ideas and composition and this sketching out the final artwork, inching, then painting until completion. Like any of my other classes, I might skip certain parts off the lesson where my hand is not actively and frame just to get the costs going. So if you are going to paint along to this, I would suggest for you to watch each individual lessons. First. You know what to expect, and once you're ready to paint along, you can pause the videos in between just so you can work at your own speed and follow at the rate you're comfortable with. 2. LIST OF SUPPLIES: in this lesson. I'm going to go over this class I used for this class. So firstly, you will need paper. This class has a lot of little during on doodling lessons with ink or pencil. You can use any type of paper like schedule, paper or even print paper. If you decide to print the guidelines from the downloadable class resource, the paper size off the downloadable will be a five and STAIs, which means it will be half the size off the A four paper. But honestly, you can just print on larger paper. It really doesn't make any difference. And I think if you have a sizable sketch paper, you can also directly print on that as well minus drawn on cancer and sketch paper. And it's 120 Jess M. So it's still bend enough to go through my home printer. I also prefer to doodle on sketch paper because it has slightly rougher surface than print paper, but you can just use whatever is available to you for the final artwork. I will be using my usual cans and excel 300 GSM, and the size is 18 by 15.5 cents meters. If you would like to re create the same painting. However, if you're going to construct to your own composition, you can definitely play with the size off the paper as well. If you decide for your final artwork to be a doodle off course, he can use sketch paper. However, if you want to create a watercolor painting like this one, I would definitely suggest to use watercolor paper because ordinary sketch paper and watercolor paper, abs or paint very differently. Here are the liners that I'll be using. This is a Japanese brand cold snowman, and it's waterproof. They come in different sizes, but my favorite one to draw with has to be 0.1, which I'll be using For this class. However, you can use different thickness to create different south off doodles by varying the weight as well. You can also use things like Depends or even brush pens because they can create very nice expressive lines. But I find that these basic pens are just cleaner for you guys to see the lines, and I think it's a bit easier to understand if you would like to paint the final artwork, it's important to use What a proof, Inc However, if you decide to just create a doodle or maybe color with dry mediums like colored pencils , you can definitely use any non waterproof ink as well. Next are my usual watercolor supplies. Here is what I'll be using for my final painting, but you can skip this part if you decide to create a diesel during for your final artwork. So here I have a masking tape my palate on and my watercolors. I'll be using my usual whole bihn with some other brands that I'll use like Daniel Smith and Windsor and Newton. But this doesn't really matter. You can choose your own colors and use whatever pellet that you have medical. This is the brush that I'm going to be using. I'm only going to use one brush, and this is a reef size 14 round brush. This is synthetic brush, but you can use any brush that you have. I just find that this is a good medium size that can cover the space Well, My usual brush that I use are usually smaller than this, but I find that this slightly larger one helps me give more of a loose effect, which is what I'm looking for for my final artwork. Like any of my other paintings, I always like to have a tissue or a paper tell handy just so I can always take off the excess water for my brush. And finally, this is my journey that I always use to keep my water. If you're interested here the downloadable worksheets, which you can print as many times as he would like for either extra practice or exercise, or even to draw and follow along to the class here is the list of supplies. Feel free to take a screenshot if you need it together, the supplies. 3. DRAWING CAKE AND LINER: I'm going to start by showing you the different sizes off line your prints that I like to use here. I have four sizes, which is 0.50 point 10.2. Sometimes I also use 0.34 medium thickness, but I don't have it here A moment and think is here I have is 0.5, as you do. Italy can play with the pressure slightly. You can also play with the thickness by either during straight from the top or in a slight angle. So you catch the edge of the tip to create. Find your lines. I personally like to work with the 0.1 and 0.2, which is what I'm going to be using for this class. However, sometimes I like to also use the 005 for either finer details or pre sketching if I'm not going to use pencil. As for the 0.5, you can use this to Silas your doodles by combining thick and thin lines together. But I just like how loose the doodle can look by using the 0.1 and 0.2 size we're going to start by drawing simplified shapes to create the cupcake. I like to usually start with the side of the liner, which are slightly angled and then connecting the top and the bottom lines together like an upside down. I saw Seles, trapeze IAM and for the cake were just going to draw a dome. Next, we're going to start adding a bit of angles, which determines how high or low are viewing. Points are and all. We're going to change our the top and bottom lines for the liners instead of a straight line. We're just going to draw a kerf lined, the top line, slide the curves upwards, but the bottom, though it makes sense to cover it up as well. We're going to draw the curve downwards as we're now able to see the bottom off the liner slightly. So now we know that we're looking upwards from a low angle and now from a higher viewpoint because we're looking downwards from the top, we're going to see more of the cake and the top off the liner will therefore curve downwards, the same as the bottom off the liner. We can then take this further toe an even higher viewpoint so we can see even more of the cake and therefore the curve will become more exaggerated with the liner looking smaller at the bottom. So, just to summarize, the higher your viewpoint, the more cake and frosting we're going to be able to see on the lower viewpoint, the liner is going to slightly cover part off the cake. I'm going to do to mostly with my liner pen straight away. However, if this is uncomfortable for you, you can always sketch it out with pencil first, then outlined with the liner pen on top. Now we're going to run to the details off the cupcake liner, and I'm also going to show you the indication that I make with pencil in case you want to approach this way. So with pencil, I'm just going to draw the basic shape, as I've shown earlier, and this will create a nice base for me to add in the details for the details. You can either draw it out with pencil owns up again, then outline, but here I'm going to add it with ink for the top off the liner. I'm going to create a wavy line following the line and curvature off the cupcake liner. And this is going to create the texture of the liner that is so iconic the cupcakes and then for the detail you can just below the waves and draw lines that is facing inwards, following the curvature at the bottom off the cupcake liner as well. If you want to draw street with pen, you can use the edge of the pen to get a lighter weight. Or use a smaller size like 0.5 as I have shown you earlier. And use that to create the light guidelines, then with thicker lines. By changing the angle of your pen or by putting on more pressure, you can add the wavy folds at the top of the liner, as well as the lines along the liner. If your guidelines are a bit off, you can always add on more lines on the side as well. To adjust the ratio of your jury during straight with 10 can be a bit messier, but I actually like the imperfection. I think that it has more of a human touch rather than it being completely meat or perfect, so I think it's just a different style and it's something nice that you can practice or get used to. But I understand that it can also be intimidating for some off you so you can take whichever option you would like to. When you're during street with pen, you can also always add on corrections when needed. So, for example, here I wanted the liner to be in more of an angle so I can just add another angled line on the side here to adjust the shape. I'm going to show you the same thing again here, but this time I'm going to use the 0.5 size just in case you find it hard to control the weight off the lines, using the slightly thicker when, during the wavy lines, it's important to follow the curvature and angle off the line. That way, you create a round shape with the waves, which adds to this Linda iCal form off the side of the cupcake. What you want to make sure to not do as to create the wavy line straight up, which would make it look very awkward. I think it's also better to keep the waves more rounded instead of being sharp and pointy. So if any of you watch The Simpsons, what you want to avoid is during something like Bart Simpson's head, instead full of the roundness like Lisa Simpson's head. But with rounded waves instead of it being pointing as practice, you can trudges roll the cupcakes in different angles. I went over with the details on the cupcake liner. You can start by using pencils and outlining with pen. Then, if you're comfortable, you can also try to draw straight with pen as well, just so you can feel the difference. I like to always start by drawing the liner first, because I think at this stage the liner is the main feature, but you can find your own way of drawing as well and see what you're comfortable with. I think at this stage it's also a good place for you to practice, to dress straight with pen, as we haven't really introduced other elements such as the frosting and decorations. So I would suggest for you to try to give it a go, only to try it out and see the feeling. But of course, for the final artwork just do whatever you're comfortable with. If you make a mistake with pen at Sochi to just embrace the land that is slightly out of place and tried to draw the correct line on top, I even find that sometimes the wrong lines are what gives it a human touch. On a personal note, I'd like to also keep my lines as clean as I can make it. So I do try to avoid scratch your lines as I feel like they might disrupt the flow off the drawing. This is a bit different to piling on the correct lines by scratchy lines. I mean short lines piled on top of each other, making the outline look a little bit. Harry. This is just my personal preference, though At the end of the day, you can decide on the style that you want to drop it at the beginning. Off the lesson. I also mentioned about combining the lines off the liner, So here I'm just going to show you examples off what you can do. You can use thicker liners to suggest shadows on certain areas of the drawing, or you can also go for a stylist approach where the whole drawing. It's lined with the thicker stroke, but the details are drawn within her lines. So I think this is something that I leave open for you guys to explore. 4. DRAWING FROSTING: ROUND TIP: Now let's go over some frostings. I'm going to start with simple frostings. First, we're going to talk about frostings made with the wrong tip. And just to show you this is an example of around tip. As you can see, the round tip a circular meaning there are no tips or edges to the frosting, which makes it much simpler to draw out. So this is great for beginners who are still getting used to the idea off loose doodling with pence with the simple piping tip. There are a lot of different styles of piping that you can do, and I'm just going to show you a few basic ones as examples. So the 1st 1 is basically just a straight pipe, creating a really cute dollop of frosting, which comes to a nice tip at the top and draw this. I want to make sure that the sides are nice and rounded to, so the dollar looks nice and high. Usually with these types off pie pings, you are also able to see some rigid lines along the side. So I just like to add a few thin lines following the curvature off the dollop, and I also find that this accentuates the roundness off the frosting, which gives it a cuter look as well. Then I'm just going to finish each off the pipe frosting with the liners as well as the cupcakes, and I find that this is also a good chance for you to get used to doodling them as well. So for the next one, we're going to draw a single swirl. This is going to be quite short. But what I tried to imagine is the piping tip going around in one direction. And as you take off the piping tip, the frosting will come to a point that to separate the front and the back of the swirl, I'm just going to add a curvy line and sort of like a U shape for this particular lesson. I just drove a few slums of lines for me to get the approximation off the copy positions to make it a bit neater. And I'm just going to give you the lines as guides where you can trace the positions roughly and draw the rest freehand with a pen. I think that this is also a good opportunity for you to practice and repeat any of the frostings that you might be struggling with as he can make as many as he would like. Now we're going to draw a double swirl. This one is actually very simple. You can start by during the round sides to establish the position off your frosting than coming to point at the top, which is like a mini version off the first frosting. Then you can finish everything off by during the curved lines underneath to connect the lines on the sides. I think that this is an easy approach off during, but once you're able to visualize the shape itself without following the steps, feel free to start with whichever part off the cupcake you want to draw first, because everyone draws things differently. This is just one way that I've broken it down in a way that I think is easier to understand . But you can always drove with your own steps, especially if you're intermediate or a vast doodler. Next is the triple swirl, and this is basically the same as the previous one. But I am going to add another layer in the middle, and each time as we pile on the swirl become smaller as we get towards the top. But as you can see here, I drew the bottom curved line before adding the additional layers. And that's fine. And this is what I meant before by during and your own steps. So just approach it the way you feel comfortable. Now let's apply some of thes frostings, two different angles. I'm only going to draw three main angles as examples. The 1st 1 is just going to look straight ahead to the cupcake, and this is very simple. We're going toe work to make the icing and the cake and the liner fairly street instead of curved. So I tried to also make the wavy line for the liner not as defined as the ones on other angles. It's quite flat, so you don't have to worry too much about the three dimensional form. How much of the cake is visible or hidden behind. The first thing is also up to you. So for this one, I draw the frosting straight away so it doesn't look too tall, But you can also change it up if you would like to. This is just one type of first thing that I'm doing. But you can also try to do the same with all the other frostings to for practice. If you're interested, I leave some worksheets with the cake liner guides so you can keep drawing them. However, you can also drove it straight on paper without the guides. As for the second angle, I'm going to have a low viewpoint looking upwards, and this can be achieved by creating a curved line pointing upwards. This also applies to the frosting as well as the cake and liner. As I mentioned before, though, this is a fairly weird angle that we don't really use a lot off unless we want to make the cupcake look somewhat friendlier or big. So we're looking up at it. The third angle is probably my favorite on what I mostly used, which is where we're looking down from higher viewpoint. This is also similar to the previous examples on top, but if you were to draw it and mawr off ah, higher angle, this means that you'll be able to see most off the thrusting, so I'm just trying this a bit more exaggerated, and the icing would also be more visible along the sides. My favorite angle has to be the one that I've been using at the top, and this exaggerated angle, I think, would also be the most tricky to draw. But it's always a good way to practice thes because I think that the frosting and garnish is what makes the cupcake very appealing. So I think in a composition, this exaggerated angle would also be used a lot. So though it's not necessary, Andi, it's a bit difficult. I always like to draw a few of thes for extra practice, because I think that this angle would always look very nice for cupcakes as you're able to showcase the decoration on top. 5. DRAWING FROSTING: STAR TIP: we're now going to move on to the more tricky piping tip, which is the star tips. I think that this probably better sooner for people who has experience in drawing or doodling, because it can become a bit tricky. But I'll try my best to break it down for you. So here I have examples off the star piping tips. You can imagine where before you have the round tip, so all the frostings extracted out are smooth. Where's thes ones have a lot more sharp edges, which can create very decorative frostings, thes common variety of sizes and star tips ranging from five tips or more. And here it is. Three examples. The smallest one here is a French tip, which has very fine, sharp points with more detail. Where is the largest one is close tips, so when extracted, it doesn't come close to a sharp point, but will only be drawing out the open tips for today so the last extraction will come toe a nice point. So with these star tips, you can pipe the same way as before, so as single dollop singles, world double swirl or the iconic triple swirl for the examples though, I'll just do the triple swirl as well as the single dollop as they think that you'll be able to create the double and the single swirl, using the same steps as the triple swirl but only making either single or double layers. So to start, I want to create the side guidelines as we drew up before with a round tip as well as the top player. But this time I'm going to add curvy lines as well as long as shapes to create texture off the started and every single layer or swirl, all going in the same direction. And this by itself technically already is just the start of texture. So if you're a beginner, you can stop here. But if you're still comfortable to keep going, I'm going to add more details to the texture. So on the sides, I'm just going to add subtle points, which joins the lines together and where the edge of the point doesn't have a line. I'll just add onto it to give it a little bit more dimension so you can see that some of the sections has a larger space, and some has a smaller space for the second swirl, you can do the same thing, or if you're unsure about the placement off the points, you can also just connect the lines separately and add one off those finer lines on some of the curves. So this is up to you how accurate you would like to make it to be. But it's not exactly necessary, as your eyes will adjust to create the distinction. Either way, here, I'm just going to show you how I draw it again and remember that you have the word sheets available where you can repeat the during as practice as many times as he would like to notice that the kerf lines are at different lengths, and they don't always have to be seekers. It can also be a shape or backwards as shape, which has been stretched out, and this will give it a nice movement to the swirls. As for the tips, it doesn't matter if you drink out words or Edwards as we're going to connect extra kerf lines, which are closer together to the previous line that we draw before, and if you ever want to extend the with off your swirl, you can always add extra on either sides as well to adjust the ratio of the drawing. And I'm just going to repeat the same texture for the middle and the tops world layer like and here I'm just going to speed it up to finish off the drying by adding the cupcake liner texture here is he can see the points are not as detailed or as small, so this might depict more off the 5 to 6 star tips. However, I'd like to also show you how you can draw the texture off the finer French tip, which has many more fine edges. But I find that this is actually much simpler despite the details. So I'm going to again start with the guidelines along the sides, just like before, and we're going to make the same swirl or curvy lines as before, and this doesn't really matter which direction you want to take it. So I'll just do the opposite direction to the previous one has an example for this piping tip because it has so much detail all you have to do as to add thinner separations. The curved lines are finer and closer together to create the finer details. And because there are already so many lines, all you have to do to the edges are to just connected together instead of creating settle points where you have to connect two more additional lines, and that's pretty much it. And you can just apply this to the rest of the layers. And again, I'm just going to finish it off with the cupcake liner. I definitely get a lot of practice by repeating to draw these company gliders here for the next one, we're going to do a single dollop with a large French tip, so the overall shape will look like this one with a round tip. But this one will have more lines and details similar to an onion, so I'm just going to start by during up outline as guide. Then I'm going to follow the curvature or the contour off the round shape. But this time I'm going to add vertical curved lines instead of horizontal all across the frosting. Then, to give it a bit off dimension, I'm going to add fine lines closer together in some of the spaces, so it's similar to what we did with the first star tip. But this time we're going to draw it horizontally. And then I'm just going to finish off by connecting the lines together at the bottom and also dropped the cupcake liner. Like in the previous lesson, I'm going to show you the different angles you can create with the start of frosting. And again, you can try to apply these angles to all the different frostings if you would like to. But I'm only going to do the first start up as an example, as I think this would be the trickiest one. And I think once you're able to do the first Star tip, it will be easier for you to draw the rest yourself. Okay, so for the 1st 1 I'm going to create the direct angle where we're looking at it straight up , and for this you can add a slight curve. But I still try to make things look as flat as possible. Doesn't have to be perfect, just like the rest of the drawing, because all frostings looks slightly different anyway, and it's basically very similar to what we dropped before, but not as curved. So they're only slight differences, and as long as you get the guidelines correctly, it'll be very easy to apply the textures for the second angle. I'm going to draw from a low viewpoint looking up, and for this one, I like to actually start by drawing the cupcake liner first. So I haven't idea off how high or low I'd like to make the angle and then, like before, I like to draw the guidelines for the thrusting before adding anything else, and instead of making the connection at the bottom curve for the details, were going to do this to the top off the frosting instead. Because the bottom is now covered by the cake. This old fool is the same principle asked the wrong tip. But we're just going to add the additional detail to create a different texture. As for the third and Final one, which is the most trick, in my opinion, we're going to draw the cupcake from a high viewpoint, which means we are able to see more of the frosting. And for this it's very important for you to find the correct guideline for adding the details. If it's a bit tricky, you can also do this and pencil first so you can erase it if you make any mistakes. The guidelines that I make, I try to make us light as possible. But I think what you have the guidelines down the rest off the details will become much easier to please, as the trick is to get the correct form in the given point of view and then connect all the lines together as we've approached that previously. As a final note, I think the most critical point off the star tip is to get the curvature correctly. Make sure your lines are fluid instead of it being stiff diagonal lines. This way, your frosting will look fluid and delicately placed instead of it looking rigid and stiff. You can practice the lines on the side, even alternating from the law as shape to the law seeker of organically and give the swirl a nice flow of movement. 6. TOPPINGS: SPRINKLES: the next element I'm going to show you are the toppings or the decorations for the cupcakes . And one of the easiest ways to decree the already intricate frosting is by adding Sprinkles Here, I'm going to show you a few types, but feel free to draw more, decreed a library off ideas for your cupcake toppings. The first Sprinkle is very simple. We're just going to create long rectangular lines in different lengths. You can even curve thumb once in while to vary them or create smaller squares as if they're broken down. The one thing that I would recommend when you're doing this as the pile some of them together. So you're still creating a little bit of perspective rather than just during the individual shapes separately, which might look a little bit two dimensional. The next one is probably the easiest and the most common Sprinkles, which comes in a variety of colors thes, I think, are also called hundreds and thousands, and they're basically just tiny round shapes. So all you have to do to create this is to draw out circles to randomize the placing, try to draw some off them closer together, while some of them are far apart. And if you're using a very fine tip in, you can also try to show a little bit of perspective as well, depending on the Sprinkles. Sometimes the round shapes come and larger sizes as well, especially those pearl or metallic Sprinkles. So technically, these are drawn the same way as the hundreds and thousands, but just a bit larger in size, which makes it easier also for you to draw with perspective, as the shapes are a large enough for you to be able to see perform slightly for the next one. You can also vary the size off the circles, which creates more dynamic decoration for your cupcakes. So, like the previous two for this one, you just draught circles again, but in different sizes. This time, I would recommend to probably draw more off the smaller once so the larger once become more as accents to the Sprinkles For the next one. I'm going to combine all of the Sprinkles that draw previously, which creates a really fun variation. You can also add different shapes, like hearts or stars, to give it more interest. There are so many variations to this, so feel free to explore more. You can also look up for ideas on Google or Pinterest just so you can create a library off Sprinkles. Another thing that I also like to include in my cupcakes are something like chocolate shavings. So these air just basic ideas that you can apply to your doodles, but feel free to out of your own variations as well. 7. TOPPINGS: SAUCES: moving on to another type of toppings. We're going to draw swirls off sauces for things like jam, chocolate, caramel and many other examples. And because these are liquids, I'm just going to show you a few examples off how I'm going to apply them to some of frostings. And I'm just going to do the main frosting shapes, which can be applicable to the other frosting types that we went over in the previous lesson. Firstly, I'm going to apply the sauce to the round tip dollop, which can also be applied to the French tip. I just think that this will be much more visible, though, and what type of application to do is zigzags. One point to think about when you're doing this is to still apply a little bit off curvature, so the shapes that looks nice and round instead of making this exacts flat. For the second application, I just do a poor. So I dropped the sauce at the top, with curves going down in different lengths to suggest the drips with small highlights on the whiter, the drips, the thicker the sauce will look. So if you want to make yours look more runny. You can create thinner drips but still tried to follow the contour of the curvature off the frosting to keep the farm for the last one. I'm going to create a spiral around the frosting, and I think that this is the best suited one for this type of frosting. In my opinion, anyway, the only thing I try to imagine are the way the sauce will envelope the frosting. And because it's already rounded, all I do here is just follow the curvature of the dollop and then coloring it in with my pen. But you can also leave this white and painted later with water colors. If you want this loss to be something a bit more colorful. So now I'm going to try to apply this to a different type of thrusting. And since we drew a lot of the triple layer frostings, I'm going to draw this one next with the round tip. It's more or less the same thing, but I think by drawing it out you might have a better visual ization of it. So, as you can see here, even if we're drawing a zigzag because the swirls off the frosting has different curvature on each layer. I try to draw the drizzle separately on each section, following the different quant Oreste and have the form. Then for the next one, I'm going to create the spiral, which I think it's more straightforward. I just basically draw a horizontal curved lines repeatedly to go around, each off the frosted layer. As for the last one, it's basically the same concept off the drip. However, it's really up to you how far you want to take the drip down and how thick or thin you'd like to make out the sauce to be as long as you full of the form off frosting. For this one, though, I always like to draw the sauce before the frosting. So there's a difference between thickness off the frosting, and I feel like this Separation also gives a bit more body to the sauce as well. So now we're going to apply this to the started frosting, and this basically follows the same concept. But this time you have more lines underneath, so a force is going to look more detailed, and you can just try this out to a variety off frostings and see how you'd apply it to the different shapes. If you have any other ideas off how you can drizzle, the sauce can also explore to see the different varieties you can create. 8. SAUCE AND SPRINKLE APPLICATION: So just for fun, let's try to apply the frostings to the cupcakes. With the liners, you can pick any of the ones that you draw it already and try to apply it. And if you'd like a bit of a challenge, you can also try to add some Sprinkles for fun. When you do start to add different elements, you do need to do a bit of planning in your head to think about the layers if you are going to draw straight with pen because you don't really want to pile too many lines on top of each other, which can make your doodles look a bit messy, especially if you are going to incorporate a lot of details. I suggest while we're still practicing to maybe tried to at least draw the base off the frosting with pencil first and then have the rest of the details with pen when applying the Sprinkles to the cupcakes. I like to think about the placement off where the Sprinkles were dropped from. I think normally it would be Sprinkles from the top, which means that there would be more concentration off Sprinkles on top than the bottom off the thrusting at the same time. I also like to think about the positioning. I'm going to place the Sprinkles both on the inside area of the frosting and also the sides so the placement can look more natural. And I think it also gives more of a three dimensional quality to the Sprinkles as well. After the Sprinkles, then I start to add the sauce at the bottom off the Sprinkles. So for the layering, I like to think backwards to how the garnishes were made. So as an example here, the Sprinkles would be added last and therefore would be at the top layer off garnish, which is why I drew it first. Then comes the sauce, and the last thing I draw for the frosting would be the texture of the thrusting. If I wanted to create the start tip texture, you can also tried to sketch the whole thing with pencil because sometimes just the thought of drawing with pencil as less intimidating but at the same time tried to not erase anything and drunk up of your mistakes that you might have drawn out and see what you can come up with for my personal level, though I find a great help to draw the guidelines for each of the sections off the frosting . So this is a good chance for you to find your level that you can apply to your final drawing or painting. 9. TOPPINGS: FRUITS: another fund garnish That always looks good on cupcakes are fruits, So here I'm just going to show you a few examples. But again, you can always drew other fruits as well to try to compile for your own final painting. But here I'm just going to draw the most common ones, such as Cherries, which is super easy to draw. It's just a slightly flattened circle with the curve on top and then connecting with the stems with the addition off highlights. Another, for that always looks great on every desserts are strawberries. I'm going to create a chocolate coated one here so I don't have to worry about during the seeds. If you'd like an in depth cost on how to draw strawberries or paint them. I do have several classes that you can check in my profile. However, this one was pretty simple. I just drew up the basic outline of the strawberry, and then I added curved lines for the chocolate with a little bit off details and seeds on top. I always like to pare different types of Berries together because I always think they look so good when paired like that, so another easy one to draw out are blueberries, which again are two circles and for the bottom off the Berries. I like to do a soft star shaped to define the form and where the blueberries air. Basically facing the next one is probably a bit tricky, but of course this is optional, and it's simply an example. I'm going to draw a raspberry, so to start, I just draw an oval with a guideline off the silhouette off the rust reshape. Then I start to add little ovals facing downwards around the large oval. And then I just repeat this until I reached the bottom and it comes to a soft point. Then for the inside, I just colored it and roughly with my pen. Or you could also use a darker color if you're going to paint your final artwork. 10. TOPPINGS: SWEET SNACKS: last but not least, this is probably one of the most fun elements to place on your cupcakes, and it's sweets next. So I'm just going to go street in the first night I'm going to draw is a pocket stick. This is a Japanese Pressel stick dipped and different flavors of chocolate, and they're very long. And then, which makes such great garnish for desserts. The next sweet snack that I think it's used very often in deserts are these chocolate wafer rolls. And for this, all units draw out is a long, cylindrical shape with diagonal curse running along the surface as it spirals from the top to the bottom or from the bottoms of the top. For this, you can play around with the angles as well, by switching the placement off the oval for the whole, either at the top or at the bottom. Also, pay attention to the spirals as well, because that little detail can actually add the form off the wafer rolls and tried to make the curves full of the contour instead of creating straight diagonal lines. And what you want to pay attention to is the fact that the spiral or the curvature for the spiral. Ashley changes direction as well, depending on where the way for all is facing. The next easy garnish that you can draw are also chocolate balls. So as the name states, these are just circular shaped chocolate, which are usually quite shiny as well. So I like to add a bit off highlights to enhance the roundness off the shape. And I'm going to finish by just shading and the color. Or you can also leave it white so you can paint it later on. I just thought of this as I am voice over in this, and I think Eminem's would also be really fun to include in your cupcakes. Next, I think, is a really fun want to draw, and it's a wafer biscuits. And despite the details, these are Ashley quite easy to draw, so to start, I'm just going to draw a fairly flat rectangular box. Then I added lines along sides and then connected together to suggest the filling for the wafers. You can give it either two or three layers off feeling, depending on the thickness off the wafer and also the weight off your pen. And then at the top. You can just finish everything off by adding a crisscross texture. You can also garnish with different types of biscuits or cookies, and this isn't any type in particular, but I think that this is just an easy way to draw them. So for this one, I'm just going to create a circular shape than on the outside. I added curves as a border to the circular shape. Then I had a small circles as holes in the middle of the cookies. You can do this with different shapes as well, like rectangles, and also create different borders for some varieties. A great way to add on to this is to search on the Internet for some other cookie ideas. Generally, I always look for simpler science, though, as I still want the cupcakes to be the main focal point of the subject. Another cookie that I find really fun to paint our wolfram cookies like what's used in a waffle cone for ice cream. And for this you can create circular or rectangular shapes, but I want my to be triangular similar to like a pizza slice, so it's a little bit different, and I think it really brings a lot to the composition. For this. I just added diagonal lines all across the surface lightly. Andi. As for the details, I just created squares which are spaced out within those diagonal lines on as they get towards the top. I just added those extra lines in between the squares. For the final example, I'm going to create lollipops. Obviously, they're also different types of lollipops, but I just said it's just drawn chop chops because it's quite simple. I am going to draw two of thes facing in different directions so you can also play around with the placement. I just start with circles than added to curved lines running horizontally across the circles, which changed the Russian depending on where the candy is facing. Then to finish it off, I just added the sticks at the bottom. Just make sure to change up whether the stick is at the front or at the back off the circular shape, depending on where the lollipop it's freezing 11. APPLICATION OF GARNISH: Now is the time to put everything together. You can take from the elements that you draw previously and try to pick a few garnishes and apply them to a doodle or drawing. I'm just going to create three types off examples here, but you can create as many as you would like instead of putting so many things together all at once. Sometimes it's also fun to think about different flavored cupcakes. So for the 1st 1 I am thinking of strawberries and cream cupcakes. So I want to make this one look light and fluffy, which is why I decided to use the round trip crusting. Then I added a smear off jam at the top, along with chocolate dipped strawberry to garnish for the 2nd 1 I'm thinking off doing a chocolate overload cupcake, something with a stronger flavour. So I decided cheese, a star tip for the frosting for a more defined shape. I'm then going to drizzle the thrusting with some chocolate sauce, then garnish with two different types off trouble snacks on the side. I chose to use the pokey stick as well as the way for all, but you can also garnish with wafer cookies. If you would like Teoh, you could also add crushed, not sprinkled on top. But since I find that the thrusting is quite detailed already, I'm just going to leave it as it ISS. For the third example, I'm thinking about doing something that's a bit more playful and fun, so I'm going to create an ice cream sundae cupcake. I wanted to look round and inviting like ice cream, so I decided to use the wrong tip again for the frosting. I then added chocolate sauce and Sprinkles with candy Terry on top and then to finish it off. I'm just going to add the waffle cone cookie that I drew in the previous lesson, and I'm just going to place it on the side to represent the ice cream. This is not the final art, by the way, but taking us practice off putting different elements together. So it's easier for you to understand the layer process. And if you find it a bit difficult to draw straight with 10 you can always go back to pencil sketches beforehand. But just try it out and find the level that you're comfortable with as a final touch up. I also decided to add some textures on the cupcakes by adding dots on certain places. And for the third example, I also decided to color the cake with my pen to suggest that is chocolate flavored. But again, you can paint it instead if you would like your final art to be a painting instead of pen drawing. 12. TEXTURE DETAILS (EXTRA): in this lesson. I'm just going to give you a little extra information regarding what type off details you can include in your doodles. If you wish your final art to be completely upend roaring, however, mine will be a painting. So here I'm just going to recreate one of the cupcakes that I draw earlier, which is the Sunday cupcake. And as you can see, even if you're drying out the same thing, the proportions might look a little bit different. So don't worry if yours look slightly different, mind when you're re creating one of the drawings or creating your own custom cupcake. And I think that that's the whole point off our as well, is to display your own creativity and style, which is why I love seeing the different recreations by everyone. So I'm just going to regrow everything first and I'll get back to you once I've gotten the basic shapes, and then I'll start adding a bit of shades and textures around to give the during a bit more detail. I'm going to add some details now, and one thing you can at your cupcake liners are more lines following the edges off the curves at the top to define the ripples a little bit more. You can also add more appeal texture on the top 1/3 off the liner to show the visible cake in that section, which usually happens with thinner paper liners. A lot of the times we don't realize, but you can also as shadows and a lot of space is so as an example, you can look for places like under the frosting under the cupcake and things like that that I'm going to work on a bit later on. And I also color in certain elements off the cupcake, which might have a bit more color. So, as an example, the chocolate sauce and the cherry Andi with the cherry because a lot of the parts are probably a bit lighter than the chocolate, So I still left out a little bit of white space. Where's for the chocolate area? Because, most likely, it's going to be very dark. I just colored it and fully, while also leaving a little bit of space for highlights. You can also think about things like pictures off the cake and also shadows in between the liners off the cake and just colored those small spaces in, and that will create such a nice detail. The type of lines that I like to include are either just following the curvature and the line off the during itself or little broken curved lines. I have forgotten toe add one off the garnishes on the side, which is the waffle cookie, so I just going to draw that really quickly. I don't know if you realized from watching this, but I really like including this element because of the amount of detail it has. I think by including detailed pieces like this just elevates the subject a little bit more so here drew it out the same way as I grew up before. But because this is not going to be painted and I want to give a little bit more interest to that element, I added more shadows in between the little squares, which gives the mention and also some textures on the surface so it doesnt look completely smooth. I also decided to add the chocolate straw next to the previous garnish because it doesn't take much space, and I feel like it's suitable for the flavor of the cupcakes. Still, and then after that, I'm also going to add additional textures on the straw after adding those two garnishes. Then I start to add more textures on the thrusting as well. It's the cupcake. The reason is because after I've introduced those elements, I feel like those areas look that black now. So with my intuition, I decided to balance the weight off the drawing by adding more textures and workings in those areas. This box at the end, I also decided to color in the K area at the bottom 2/3 off the cupcake liner. I also defined the thinner lines to give the rebel a little bit more form, and that's pretty much at so. These are the types of details that you can include in your final art. If you decide to not paint for color in your artwork, 13. COMPOSITION IDEATION: in this lesson, I'm going to go over how I like to brainstorm for composition. And what I like to do is Ashley just to draw very small thumbnail drawings just enough to see the overall layout off the drawing or painting. This should be very quick, and it's just a process of getting everything out of your head. So there's no need to add details and things like that. I'm just adding the toppings, roughly, not really getting into the thought off the flavors just yet. This can be very easy composition. So here just basically drew one cupcake on for this next one. I'm going to create three standalone cupcakes horizontally, and I'm also thinking about doing this frantically. I find that this is similar to just brainstorming or listing ideas down, but in picture form we're not writing full, detailed sentences, but rather just writing dog points. So here you've seen me draw some of the more simple and illustrative compositions like what I usually do with my food paintings. But I also want to try up full compositions with maybe multiple cakes and even styled with other objects as well. So I tried to place the cupcakes in different amounts and in different positions. Since we've gone over the angles, you can now also put that into perspective. I like the idea off painting one large cupcake so I can focus in more detail. But this is what I actually plan on doing for my next class, which is to do a full painting off a loaded cupcake with different toppings. So I'm just going to leave that composition for now. There's really no right or wrong to this. You can create anything but the one thing that I like to take into consideration as the fact that if you draw one cupcake, which means you have a whole page off that just one element, you might want to add more details in the frosting or more details on your toppings and even create textures for details so the drawing doesn't become too bland. And if you would like to create a full composition with different elements than you might not want to add in that much detail for textures and things like that, because I think that if you put too much drawing you might distract from everything else. I guess the amount off detail so depends on how much you want to paint, if any, because I think as a drawing, I would definitely create different markings for textures to bring up the interest off the illustration. Whereas if you're planning on painting or coloring it in with whichever medium you choose, your essentially just going to Drawer Inc The main outlines sort of like a coloring book. So you want enough spaces where you can play with colors with not too small areas where it gets a bit difficult to paint. This is why I also wouldn't want to put too much textures with the during as well, if you're going to color it and because it might become a bit too black and the colors won't show through a smooch. So just take these things into consideration and sort of decide what you want your final artwork to be, whether it be a drawing, how much detail you want, put it in the drawing or if you want to color it in at this point for me, I think is actually enough to get my ideas down. I'm going to choose the one that I like and work from it straight on paper for my final artwork and figure it out from there. Even though the compositions here are not completely final, however, this really do first with different people because I understand that some people might also want a solid idea before during their final artwork. So if you feel that you would need to explore further, you may go ahead and developed from the current thumbnails that you already like and take it further and even include more details as you're developing your idea. This does not have to be in a form of drawing. In fact, here, since I'm still unsure about the flavors yet, I'm actually just going to write it down in dot points and tried to doodle tiny ideas as well. So take the step as little or as far as you would like to, because I'm sure you know best what your level of comfort this 14. SKETCHING AND MAPPING OUT COMPOSITION: Now we're going to create the final composition. Remember that you can always use your previous drawings and exploration on frostings and toppings as reference. So it's always best to have them next year in case you want to change certain ideas or in case you've forgotten about certain elements that you want to include. This is why I think it's best for you to add on different toppings as well during those lessons so you can create a library off them that you can always go back to. Here, I cut out my cancer Excel 300. Yes, I'm watercolor paper into 15.5 centimeters by 18 centimeters, which I taped to frame off my painting because I've decided to paint with my favorite medium, which is what our colors and a full composition with a complete table setting and background elements s fall. Note that your final artwork can be completely different to mine and create compositions and flavors that you might prefer more than the ones that I'm going to draw the size off. Your final artwork can also very I think that a long composition, whether vertically or horizontally, my also work well. So just take that into consideration. After all, this is your final artwork, and it's now time for you to explore your creativity and create anything you would like. So here I just basically roughly place certain objects and elements with pencil. I'm only going to do very basic shapes. In fact, I'm going to just draw the liners off the cupcakes. Since this is a painting or a drawing off cupcakes, I would actually recommend to draw the main elements first so they can stay as the main focal point off your composition. However, if you want your final composition to, say, look like a box off different flavored cupcakes, I wouldn't make sure to focus on the front cupcakes because you can incorporate more details to the case that may remember that you can sketch with pencil however much you would want to if you're a bit intimidated by during straight with pen for me. Personally, I think that this is close to enough guidelines as long as I have the positions off the main elements without going into detail. I know personally from experience that I'm really not great with approximating spaces, so this is how far I decide to go on with my pencil sketch. If this is not for you, it's totally fine to draw more with pencil. But I would still suggest free to maybe leave out little elements to free hand as a bit of practice to get a tiny feeling off during straight with pen, which I I think it's actually quite satisfying. As I mentioned, you don't have to follow my composition. However, if you are interested in following along and you are still fairly need to drawing, I will leave both my pencil sketch as well as my thank version for you to trace. But I would recommend for you to trace Inc Toodle street with pen so you have the feeling off loose doodle style for your final artwork as well. 15. INKING: So let's get to thinking I'm going to be using my 0.1 liner pen and I'm going to start by drawing out the cupcake that is placed at the front. So here I'm just going to create thin, dashed line to guide me with the placement off the frosting and making sure that it fits well with the liner. I start from the bottom because that's where the liner is. So it's best estimate closest to the guy that you've already set for yourself. Once I reached the top, I was comfortable enough to add on the toppings. So I added a chocolate coated strawberry as well as a couple of do Berries. And then I finished off with the detail off the started frosting. Remember that you can use anything else that is waterproof s. Well, I think using something like depend would be very nice, because you have more flexibility in creating the weight off your stroke. I don't have that available, but if you do, I think that it can add so much more artistry to your final painting. Just make sure that everything is waterproof if you're going to paint over it, so the inquiry bleed anywhere if you apply water or any. What medium? - Once I'm done now going to want to the second cupcake, which is the Sunday and I started by creating the guideline off the icing again. And here, if you notice my frosting was Ashley but lob sided. But I can fix it slightly by moving the position off the cupcake liner later. I just remind myself to do this by drawing out the edge of the cupcake below the frosting, and I just went along to draw the rest off the garnish, first keeping . - Then , once I'm done, I went ahead to draw the liners first, so it's still fresh in my head off what I need to do. Then after that, I'm going to add the frosting for the cupcakes that's further at the back. I'm going to draw the same way with the fin guidelines first, and I decided to use the French tip for this one, and I'm going to create a chocolate orange flavored cupcakes, so I'm going to garnish with an orange slice as well as a pokey stick, and I'm also going toe. Add chocolate shavings as Sprinkles for the orange slice I'm just going to shape it as a triangular shape. Then I'm going to separate it into smaller sections near the frosting, And I also added additional lines. Separate the rind for the Sprinkles. He can opt for anything you want, but because this is a chocolate orange cupcake, I'm going to create chocolate shavings by making small swirl self chocolate that you can opt for any types of Sprinkles as well. The reason why I didn't draw the Sprinkles first for this particular one is because I figured that the Sprinkles will be quite dark in comparison to the frosting. So I didn't mind if the Sprinkles go over a few lines from the frosting at the front. I'm going toe. Add a jar of hockey sticks. As you can see, my lines are not perfect. Some sticks are thicker, some are thinner, but I don't mind this the way it is. I don't actually want this to be too neat and tidy like a world science illustration, but rather just a quick thinking. And this technique is great for field drawings or field paintings, whether you're outside, at home or in a cafe where you want to journal things quickly off what you ate or what you did. So I'm going to create this and that sort of style. But if this bothers you, obviously you can always fix it to create meter lines. But I really enjoy the artistry off loose drawings as well. A sluice paintings once in a while as well. - At the back, I'm going to add a small jar off strawberry or respiratory. Damn, but you can change this up if you want to alternate the colors. I think honey or marmalade would also look really nice of the left. Here. I've created a space for a bowl, so here I'm going to fill the bowl with the chocolate covered strawberries, since I like to sell the composition to fit the subject matter. So in this case, I added the garnishes as a decorative element. So depending on what flavor your cupcakes will be, you can feel it with other things like probables, Cherries, candy or other sweets snacks. - Then I'm just going to finish the layout by adding a couple of tea towels with different but simplistic patterns to balance the composition. As I mentioned in my previous lesson, I will have both the pencil outline as well as the inked outline available. So if you decide to work from the pencil outline, I think that it's a great opportunity where you can actually customize the composition to create your own flavors of cupcakes. Along with the garnishes. You can even add different designs on the Tito as well as the bull if you would like to. - So after I'm happy with the thinking, I'm going to just erase all of the pencil marks, then move on to painting. However, if you're not going to paint or color the outline ice, just Frito. Add little textures on a bit more detail into the drawing, just to give it but more life. So I would add things like shadows or cake textures. Maybe you're a little bit off highlights on the hockey sticks and maybe thin lines for would grains on the table. In the end, it's your art, and I think, which ever sell you choose your final art to be it would turn out great, and it would make it special in its own way. 16. PAINTING: Okay, So for this portion of the lesson, I'm going to paint my during, and this is actually completely up to you. You don't have to follow the same colors ist mind, especially if you're during as different. But I'll just list you the colors just in case you're creating the same one. Is this so the first color is olive green, then I have re black sepia mineral violet, burnt sienna, yellow joker roast matter, cadmium orange has a yellow vermillion, and the last one is manganese blue. I am also going to be using white Wash to mixing with the red and create pink tones because I want this painting to be very loose. I'm only going to use one brush size for the whole painting, and it's a size 14 round synthetic brush by Reese. You can start anywhere in this painting, but because I already have some green with my palate, I'm just going to use what's left. Paint the leaves off the strawberries for any off the colors. It really doesn't matter whether you have the same colors as mine or not, because you can really go wild here and use anything you want. So for example, I have olive green here, but you can use sap green or any type of green you would like to. You can even introduce different colors to your palate if you want to add more detail to your painting. But for me, I'm actually just going to keep this quite simple. Andi. I'm not going to go into too much detail for the texture on the shadows, even though I still want to suggest a little bit off it. So for the cupcakes here, I'm going to be using a mixture off cadmium, orange and yellow poker and to build on the details and shadows. Later, I'm going to use burnt sienna with cadmium orange to create a slightly darker brown. You could also turn the cake into chocolate flavored. If you would like to buy using a mixture off sepia burnt sienna with a little bit of cadmium orange to still warm it up or even go crazy with different colors. If you want to turn it into maybe red velvet or with any other colors that you have in mind , just remember that if you do want to create different colored cakes to keep things more on the realistic side. The cake, or at least the outside of the cake, would have a bit off color because off the way it's being baked, which means that if you use something like roast matter to create a red velvet cake, or maybe you want your cake to be blue and color, I would actually add a bit off brown to mute the color slightly. So if the color you're going to choose is quite dark, I would add a touch of sepia, so it's not to overly vibrant. Or if it's on the lighter side, I would add a touch off burnt sienna for the cupcake liner. I like to line the little details with a thicker consistency than coloring that bottom part with a thinner consistency off the cake color. Personally, I like the detail off when the liner is more white at the top because the cake isnot touching the liner completely in that section as it rises in the oven. But if you want to fully color your liner with the color of the cake, you can do that also. Or if you want to have a bit of fun, you can even add bright and fun colors, if you choose to. I'm just going to jump around as I paint this. So the next thing I'm going to paint are the pocket sticks. And for this I'm going to use sepia and burnt sienna in different consistencies to create different values. So for some of sticks, which are at the front, I'm going to try to make them a bit lighter and the ones at the back a little bit darker just to separate them so they don't look like a big silhouette off sepia. I also like to include the highlights of the Bacchus sticks by leaving a little bit off white line. The snacks usually come in a huge variety of flavors. If you're not too familiar with them, the most common ones are chocolate and strawberry, and I think now much or green tea is also getting quite popular, however, in Japan or where the snack originated from, they even have seasonal flavors, and I think that you can really play around with the colors as well. If you would like Teoh, I'm just going to keep mine simple here because I used the chocolate flavored one for the cupcake at the back, which is the chocolate and orange flavored ones. So I want the whole composition to be cohesive, which is why I'm sticking with the chocolate flavor pocket only for the press ballistic part off the snack. I used the same mixture as the cake, which is my share of yellow joker with cadmium orange. Then I'm going to paint little dots with a slightly thicker consistency of the same mixture to add a little bit of texture. Next, I painted the cherry using a mixture off vermillion and roast matter. Then for the top, I added a little bit of cadmium orange while the paint is still wet, all in a thick consistency to keep things very Weibrecht. Then what's left on the orange on my brush. I placed it at the top off the strawberry, and then I added vermillion below the orange color for the chocolate off the strawberry. I just used the exact same mixture for the bookie sticks to keep the colors consistent, and that is a make sure off sepia and burnt sienna. I also tried to leave a little bit off white highlights, but I think in the end it didn't really work out. So at the end, I end up painting over it with the same brown. Make sure I used for the Protestants as well as the chocolate dip. I just added water, decreed a thinner consistency and use it to paint the chocolate frosting at the back. And this is the great thing about watercolors is the fact that he only need to add more water to change the value of the color and too dark in the value. You can add a higher ratio off paint, so this is really a great and easy opportunity for you to familiarize yourself to the basics off watercolor as well. If you're new to the medium, I think you know the drill by now. I use the same round. Make sure where the chocolate sauce as well in the Sunday cupcake. But this time I try to avoid the little Sprinkles so I can color them in later on. Next, I'm going to be painting the blueberries, and for this I use a mixture off mineral violet with manganese blue. Technically, this isn't the ideal color mixture, but since I want to keep the colors quite minimal of my palette, I'm just going to work with what I have. But ideally, something like ultra Marine deep would work really well for blueberries. Next stop. I'm going to add a bit off depth to the chocolate frosting, so I'm going to use the same mixture and medium consistency to add some lines following the outline than using a thicker consistency off the chocolate mixture. I'm just going to lose the paint, the chocolate shavings that I've drawn up before. I even added some more that I didn't draw out when I felt that certain areas was looking a little bit empty. So as you can probably tell, I'm using pretty much the same color mixtures as an example. You've seen me using the same colors for all of the chocolate elements in different consistencies. And for all of the baked goods. I used the same mixture as the cupcake, which is between yellow joker. Can you orange on burnt sienna, and also with those colors, you could continue to add a bit more detail by layering slightly darker values as well. Sometimes I do try to include a little bit of shadows in the elements, so, as an example for the waffle cookie. I tried to give it a slightly darker value to create a bit off depth for the texture or, if you want, you could also draw this out for more definition for the orange slice. I just kept it nice and simple by using cadmium, orange and different consistencies. I also added a little bit of hands yellow for the rind, so it's a bit more yellow instead of an orange tone. As I mentioned, you conduce any colors for the frosting, but I'm going to keep with the cupcake flavours, and I'm going to color the frosting pink for the strawberry cupcake by mixing roast matter with vermillion in a very thin consistency. And I wanted the Sunday cupcake frosting to be vanilla flavored, so I decided to stick with a very thin consistency. Bang Guineas blue makes with the tiny spit off vermillion and hands a yellow to slightly mute the color. As for the Sprinkles I used, which every color I have on my palette, but you might add on brighter colors to make the Sprinkles about more, because the colors that I have here are quite muted. But I think the Sprinkles would be more ideal if the colors are a bit brighter and more fun for the strawberry Jim, I'm just going to alternate the colors for 1,000,000 roast matter and cadmium orange, and I'm just going to let the colors naturally mingle with each other. I think for the rest of this, I'm just going to repeat the color mixtures that I've already used for previous elements. So I'd like to mention a little bit about the sell off the painting that I'm going for. As you can see, I don't really care too much about staying within the lines or even if one color bleed with another. I'm actually painting this fairly quickly just to first about the colors off each element, and that's all there is to it. The reason for this is because though I went over the drawings in detail, the point is to get you to comfortably doodle those elements so you can create the subject quickly, which then you can apply in real field drawings. And this is the style that I'm actually trying to recreate with this particular painting, which is a loose watercolor doodle, the style of painting off during with pencil inking than painting with watercolors over it is actually a style that is quite dear to me, even though I don't do this very often these days. This is how I actually started with watercolors. I find that this is such a good way to start painting because one of the hardest things with water colors is to get certain defined edges while using a medium that is fairly light and loose in comparison to other mediums, like acrylics, which is very vibrant and thick and application, or even with colored pencils, which can create such distinct lines. So the fact that we're raising that whole characteristics off watercolors by linking the outline to begin with, we can start to use the medium in a way like coloring and a picture, which is much easier than figuring out how to compose a whole painting just with water colors and creating something that is fully three dimensional with perfect form. So we can actually focus more on things like color mixing and understanding little characters six off the medium without having the need to have too much control over the medium at this point. So anyway, getting back to the colors off the wood. If you're interested in, we're creating the texture. I used the colors yellow Oakar, cadmium, orange with burnt sienna mixed together, and I applied it diagonally, mostly all in the same direction. Then, once it dries, I added additional lines to give a wood grain effect at the end. Off this, though, I also added sepia to the brown mixture too dark in certain areas. And I used the opportunity to make the lighter elements pop out by creating a darker background, which gives better contrast for the wall at the back. I just use the thin consistency off. I agree black, just so it's not glaringly white and flat, but you can also use different colors like teal or pink, or even any other colors that might be a bit more playful if that would suit your color palette for the painting. At the moment, everything looks like they're a bit floating up, so I'm going to add a bit of shadows using a muted brown color by using whatever brown I had on my palette and adding vermillion because at the moment the brown that I have is a bit muted. You can also add any other colors, depending on what tone of brown you're looking for. Personally, I like the browns to be more on the bluish or purple side, but again, it's up to your preference. And at any given point, you can also add on more details any part off the painting as well, even though I'm giving you my color mixtures in case you do want to paint the exact same as mine. I think it's always great practice to also pick your own colors, because I think it's also more fun that way and basically to finish off the painting. Once you have the main colors down, it's always good to look at the painting as a whole and increased certain vibrancy. Ease to balance out the colors, so feel free to add additional layers of colors for certain elements. Whenever you feel the need to, and once you have the main colors down, it's always good to look at the painting as a whole. And Increaser in Vibrant sees the bounce out the colors, especially because watercolors always dry on the lighter side and it's usually a bit more washed out. It's always a good idea to wait for the paint to dry before adding additional layers to see if the colors is what you're looking for. A lot of times, I would always need to layer on a thicker consistency, and you can also use a hair dryer to make the process foster and see the actual color it creates. But it's one of those things to get used to with water colors. So just keep building on the layers whenever you feel the need to, which is what I'm doing here to finish off the whole painting. 17. CLOSING: congratulations for completing this class for the class project because this is more flexible were freed. Either create a doodle or painting using the techniques that you've learned in this class. Your final projects does not have to look like mine. I would recommend for you to take the steps to figure out your own composition and create your own cupcake favors if you are an intermediate or advanced students, however, if you're not comfortable with that, I will have both my pencil sketch as well as my ink outline available for you guys to download and print up so you can trace from either of them, depending on the level you're comfortable in. I will also have the word sheets for download available so you can practice using that as many times as you want. So just print as many as he would like to. If you have any other ideas as well, you are free to create a whole library and collection off your own garnishes or different types off frosting piping as well. Once you're done with your project, feel free to post it in the project session so you can share it with me and your fellow students. I'm actually really excited to see this one because it's more open to interpretation And I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. So before Leaf, if you would like to see more art by me, can follow me on my instagram at gender Skorney Anani Or if you're interested in seeing shorter tutorials by me you can also follow me on my YouTube channel. I hope you guys enjoyed this class and has learned something new along the way. Thank you so much for watching till the end. And I will see you at the next class.