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.