Wedding Cake Sketch?

Business By Tellis12 Updated 20 May 2009 , 5:42pm by Tellis12

Tellis12 Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:56am
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Do you do sketches, or something of the like, for your brides? Do you have an inexpensive program you use that works well? I made the mistake of telling a bride I'd put together a sketch for her... but I can't get it to work on my photoshop and my drawing skills are terrible! What do you do?

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Deb_ Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:12pm
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Hi,

I sketch by hand onto printed out templates.

Here is a link to the gallery here where you can find quite a few different templates. Just print them out as you need them.

Usually I'm sketching while the bride and groom are doing their tasting and we're going over the design. I don't get into great detail at that point.

When they book and give me a deposit then I'll do a final color sketch, but still by hand. (I happen to like drawing, so it's kind of fun)



http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&aid=121

HTH
Deb

Justbeck101 Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:18pm
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I sketch on graph paper so I can do it to scale. I use colored pencils to color

Tellis12 Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:31pm
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Those are good tips. I ended up having my husband sketch it out last night. His was MUCH better than mine.

leah_s Posted 18 May 2009 , 9:39pm
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I sketch the stick figure equivalent of a cake.

cylstrial Posted 19 May 2009 , 10:20pm
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I sketch the stick figure equivalent of a cake.




LOL! I'm always cakes in my head and then I put them on paper...and I think mine probably look worse than Leah's cake stick figure. I'm right there with ya on those drawings Leah!!

Doug Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by leahs

I sketch the stick figure equivalent of a cake.




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Originally Posted by cylstrial

LOL! I'm always cakes in my head and then I put them on paper...and I think mine probably look worse than Leah's cake stick figure. I'm right there with ya on those drawings Leah!!




which is why there are plenty of templates in the patterns/sketches/templates gallery to make it easier.

BIG HINT!!!! -- for those who say "But I don't want the heavy lines to show in the final sketch --

well, take a piece of printer paper -- the cheap, thin kind. Lay it on TOP of a printout of the template. The lines will show through enough to guide you in making the shape, but will allow for a very subtle finished look without the heavy lines.

Tellis12 Posted 20 May 2009 , 5:42pm
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I've been on this site for years but somehow missed the reason for the template gallery. Silly me!

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