An old friend of mine was getting married and on a whim I suggested that I could make a bride and groom topper as her wedding present, although I've not attempted to make figurines before.
To make them extra special, I asked the bride to send me pictures of the dress so I could customise the design, sample of this is below.
Also consulted online tutorials on how to make figurines, and found the tutorial from Artisan cake company the most useful:
After making the brides head three times and the grooms body three times, I was finally satisfied with how they look.
I keep hesitating in posting up my next sketch as its very personal and I feel rather vulnerable to release this to the World Wide Web. It's a sketch of one of my favourite photo's of my then fiancé and myself a couple of weeks before our wedding, I just love how the picture captures the way we felt. A happy peacefulness that we share now that we've found each other…
I woke up one Saturday and wanting to prolong the weekend sleep in I started watching YouTube videos in bed and stumbled across the following video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvwk7QySkY
The video show cases the skills of talented cake artist Elizabeth Marek who has taken the time to put together a wonderful tutorial on creating a vintage car cake topper. After watching the video I was inspired and feeling ambitious and decided take on the challenge of creating a 3D car cake. I've only started cake decorating a little over a year ago as a hobby and have never dabbled in 3D cakes before but her step by step video really made me feel confident enough to experiment.
Wanting to take baby steps, I consulted my husband as to which would be a distinctive but easy car shape to base my first 3D cake on and decided on the Minicooper convertible. After many, many, many hours, here's the finished result….
Look cute. And inviting….and try not to appear too desperate.
A dear friend gave my husband and I a sweet book called The Secret Art of Kissing when we got engaged, it's filled with pictures of animals gently nudging each other, with simple instructions on how to execute that perfect kiss. On its cover are two fluffy owls, one with its head coyly cocked to one side looking as though it is blushing after having had a kiss stolen from an admirer.
I love owls, perhaps it's because of their big innocent looking eyes, the haunting hooting sound they make, there's something quite ethereal about them that makes me feel peaceful. This is today's inspiration for my next digital drawing, and in colour this time.