Drawing Dessert


In keeping with my promise, today I’m posting photos of my most recent ice cream-inspired art! The same size and medium (colored pencil), this piece is joining my egg drawing in a new series of food art.

What I love about ice cream, aside from the fact that it’s one of my favorite foods, is its iconic imagery. Ice cream, especially in a cone, is as much fun to look upon as it is to eat. It is void of negative connotations.


Loving the colors, shapes and textures, I have made a lot of ice-cream inspired art in my days in a variety of mediums, including paint, fiber, pen and colored pencil.

Today’s piece features strawberry ice cream, a flavor that I am not one to eat but find to be a lot of fun to draw. I started by sketching an outline in dark purple before filling in the other colors. This is a helpful tip: when sketching the base of a drawing, find a color that will complement and blend with your finished piece. Nine times out of ten, you don’t want to use black.

After drawing a general outline, I filled it in with lighter colors and gradually introduced darker colors when adding precision and details.

Not sure what food is next, but breakfast and dessert has me feeling compelled to render some sort of entree!

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