Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CAKE and Inspire Me Thursday ~ Word Art


When I saw "Cake" as this week's topic, I thought about just how many different types of cakes there are, and felt drawing just one kind wouldn't be too exciting. So I tried to come up with a way to incorporate multiple cakes, and wound up not drawing even one (unless you count the one being made).

Thanks to Carla at Anonyrrie for giving me the idea to use this illustration for both "Cake" and Inspire Me Thursday's "Word Art" challenge. More often than not, I incorporate typography/lettering into my designs, and it seemed appropriate that I participate.

Colored pencils and Micron pens.

56 comments:

deardeedle said...

Your hand done type is really great. I like the concept and illustration of the cake one, but I LOVE the C that is underneath it. It really is beautiful.

Thanks for your great comments BTW.

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ratlion said...

This is so clean,simple and effective...would be perfect as an illustration for a magazine article or editorial...

penelope said...

Please link to a static page next week by clicking on the date of your entry. :)

A static page is linked to your blog's time and date. Go to your blog, click on the time and date of your post. You'll notice that the window changes to only show that one particular post. That is the url you should use to link to Illustration Friday. That way, in the future, when people go looking for your post, they will find it easily.

Visit the "About" section on Illustration Friday to find out more...

Thank you!

penelope

kaitlin choi said...

very pretty. it has a meditative quality to it.

creative kismet said...

So lovely! I should have thanked Carla as well. Combining the two topics this week seemed like the perfect joining. You illustration is delightful as always!

steve said...

Super job Amy. I love how you used the word here in this illustration especially.

JO said...

Your double entry is outstanding on both sites. This is really nice.

Geninne said...

As soon as I saw the new challenge up at Inspire Me Thursday I thought of you :-) I knew you'd come up with something fab! Super...you're very talented! specially with type... Did you study graphic design?

mbc said...

Great illustration AND word incorporation as well.

Franfou said...

very cool typo Amy and pastel color looks great !

buep said...

Nice syle and soft colours!

ValGalArt said...

seems perfect to me and nice you could use it for two reasons! Love yer colours and style always!!!

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome job!!...and, LOVE how you have all of the kinds of cakes in the word CAKE!

michael dailey said...

well im sure ur cake will be as good as ur word and ur letters aint to shabby either. I was lookin at them to0. love the patterns you have developed in doing them there great.

carla said...

I love your lettering! This does double duty so elegantly...I love how you've words everywhere, but it's all so well composed and seamless. You really are the master of composition and pefect detail. This none's great!

carla said...

I meant to say this one's great... oops!

tiffinix said...

Beautiful colors and wonderful font as always! Such a gorgeous illustration and perfect for both groups! Gosh I am always just amazed - your colored pencil work is just divine!

gudbrandsdottir said...

Great composition, mixing the two challenges! The picture should be in a cake magazine! Great work!

Lexi said...

I love your lettering work (this and your other letter posts). This illo is so calm and peaceful - very nice colors.

Colorsonmymind said...

I like how you incorporated the woman preparing the cake in addition to the lettering. I too went through similar thoughts when I saw the prompt.


This is great!

Gabrielle said...

I've been wondering what you would come up with Amy. Very original as usual. I really like the typography - it works!

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! Love the design a lot!! Would make a good cook book page too!!

lil kim said...

This is great. Very peaceful with the type setting it off nicely.

erika said...

this is absolutely gorgeous dahling. beautiful piece!

mishka said...

oooohhh I love it! I can actually taste the batter. I love baking.

aynaku said...

great concept and coluring...your work is really effective...I like the intricacy of your typo patterns!

Michelle said...

This is just perfect!

Momma Pajama said...

I love your mix of the illustration and the words! This and your illo for "Surprise" are my favorites. Jeez, what is this obsession with cake I have??? It's a wonder I'm not HUGE!

Artsy Momma Chic said...

This is one of my favorites this week!!

And I second what everyone else has said!!

Bron Smith said...

Another beautiful illustration, Amy. Very accurate drawing, and I like the soft pastel colors that you chose. Thanks so much for your kind comments about Trowbridge. I DO plan on bringing Mrs. T back as often as possible. I enjoy IF so much I couldn't stay away forever.

Hanna said...

beautiful and fun illustration, the fact that you don't know what cake she is making also makes it more exiting. nice work!

Jules said...

Very nice. I love the lettering. And wow, who knew you could make a cake without a box of cake mix!

haze mcelhenny said...

this is really beautiful. i love your color choices and style. it works great with your wonderful hand-drawn font.

arvindh said...

Excellent work Amy! Creative combination of both topics!

The Tart said...

Wonderful! Makes me want to bake a cake & then lick the bowl. ; )

Thx 4 dropping by.
Smooch,
The Tart

Shano said...

Yummy! Love your use of color and theme. You really went the extra mile with detail. Well done!

Lee said...

great illustration and I love how you combined the two projects...that would be a great kitchen graphic for recipe cards or a series of prints!

Linda said...

I love how you've listed the different cake names in the lettering. Great!

Chickengirl said...

love the little drawings of the ingredients..I had to go and take a close look!

mike facey said...

The melding of typography and illustration is quite cool. Nice job!

flossy-p said...

This is a really lovely piece. She looks so contented stirring her cake mixture. Such lovely colours too. It looks digital, but I know it's not, it's so interesting how you got the texture on the table to sit so well with the sharpness of the words inside the big 'Cake'. And I love the subtle shading around the stuff on the table too. Very very nice.

...oh, and can i lick the spoon?

flossy-p said...

This is a really lovely piece. She looks so contented stirring her cake mixture. Such lovely colours too. It looks digital, but I know it's not, it's so interesting how you got the texture on the table to sit so well with the sharpness of the words inside the big 'Cake'. And I love the subtle shading around the stuff on the table too. Very very nice.

...oh, and can i lick the spoon?

melanienyc said...

this is great i love your lettering as always. love the colors

Tony LaRocca said...

Yes, but if you mixed all the ingredients for all those different types of cakes together, you'd probably get something interesting.

Lady Guedes said...

A-ha! All in one! Nice thought.

Ryan Rouse said...

I love how soft and inviting your picture is. As delicious as the cake-making looks though it's the words that really make me hungry. Nice piece!

Twisselman said...

Great idea and really well-executed. I like the whole thing, but I'm especially drawn to the cool wavy hair... Don't know why... maybe a hair fetish or something. Very cool.

sugar fever said...

this is really wonderful. really admire your line and type work. very beautiful.

Enka said...

Love the colors and lettering. Very nice.

Gerald said...

Wonderful layout!

aoisart said...

Hi Amy! This is such a cute and delicate illustration! I missed cake subject but I just posted this week's subject illustration :)

letile said...

really beautiful!

doodlestreet said...

Very sweet illo..and a nice soft style.

Angela said...

Wonderful illustration! Seeing that it will be an all homemade cake then it's bound to be delicious!
Great type here, and I love the pattern you created in your 'C'.

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