March 11, 2014 by mamie
Completed Date: 12/1/13
Description: This is a food still life assignment on a scrumptious piece of pound cake. I have to say that just looking at it makes me wish I had a real piece of cake in front of me right now. I think the parts that I’m happiest about are the actual cake/the crust and the little raspberries. I don’t know why, but I had a lot of trouble with the whipped cream. I kept doing it over and over again, and I think it might be because I tend to work extra watery with acrylics sometimes. Next time, I’ll try working a little thicker to try blending that way. It was so refreshing, though, to work straight from a reference and to focus on techniques and realism and not so much originality. It’s fun to change it up once in a while!