Is This Ok For A Wedding Cake Sketch??

Business By Bel_Anne Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 2:41am by jenmat

Bel_Anne Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 9:22am
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I just drew it freehand with a charcoal stick and added colour with Paint on the computer (haha). It's supposed to be ivory fondant, with 'late' fondant ribbon, edible pearls (that's the what the circles are, haha) and large roses.

I've drawn it for my first proper client according to her ideas. Is the messiness Ok? Do the colours have to match in a sketch?? Thanks!
LL

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Texas_Rose Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 9:29am
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It looks great, very artistic and fun, and your roses are lovely too. I noticed you even shaded them...you must have some kind of art background or you're a natural talent!

Bel_Anne Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 9:41am
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Oh good! Haha. First things are always stressful. I'm a bit arty farty but never had any art classes or anything (since highschool). But yeah, I love to draw etc.. Thanks!

Lita829 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 11:47am
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Great sketch! I like to sketch out cakes before making them so that I have a visual hard copy. I have a binder with cake sketches that I want to eventually make. Your sketches are awesome! Mine are just black and white.....I like your use of color.

cake-angel Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 5:55pm
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Bel Anne
If I could shetch like you people would understand what the concept I am explaining really looks like. My 6 year old can draw better than me if you want me to be honest. LOL. Your sketch looks very professional and I instantly understood the whole vision without your written explanation. Beautiful design.

sadsmile Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:07pm
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Nice job. Looks like a great cake.

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"Do the colors have to match in a sketch?? Thanks!"



yes that drawing is what the client is approving unless a difference of color is discussed.

***You might find it helpful to get a painters color chart flip book thing and then you can write a note on the drawing of the actual colors the client chooses... so then later in different lighting, when you are making the cake you have a clear visual representation of the colors the bride wants.

CarolAnn Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:21pm
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It looks great to me! I'd be more impressed with a decorator who could sketch my design well than someone who could paint a portrait of it. I sketched a wedding cake I did in Nov and the bride and her mother got so excited and were soo impressed. They left knowing they were going to love the cake. I laughed after I got in my car because I'm not good at drawing. But I can put ideas down on paper quickly, and that's what made the impression. Works well for me!!

leah_s Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:59pm
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Oh, that's waaaay better than what I draw. I totally draw stick cakes.

PinkZiab Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 7:09pm
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Fantastic... I--like Leah--make the crappiest stick figure cake sketches, but they gets\\ my ideas across. A sketch is just a guideline, not a life drawing. The colors int he sketch should be in the ballpark of what the client wants, but, again, will not be a true-to-life representation. If they are asking you to match (as best you can) specific colors, be sure to get fabric swatches, ribbon samples, an invitation or something like that to match your actual colors to, because one person's "warm cocoa" is another person's "chestnut."

Bel_Anne Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 10:46pm
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Thanks for all the replies. The colours are Ivory and 'late'. The bride knows what ivory looks like... but using paint on the computer they dont' really have that colour, haha. I just told her that this was more of way for her to see the proportions of the cake/flowers etc. Seeing that she designed this herself... and that the colours weren't accurate, but the closest I could get on the comp. Might just stick to a rough sketch with coloured pencils next time!

erinalicia Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 1:39pm
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I use Photoshop when I sketch out a cake, and I've never heard of the color "late" do you mean "latte" as in coffee?

I use Firefox on my computer and they have an add-on that is called "colorzilla." It allows you to select a color on a webpage and get the RBG color code for it. If you go to places like David's Bridal you can use their color samples to match up colors if you like to do sketches in paint or Photoshop or similar program.

I also use this program when I'm matching up colors for stationery designs. I've had several people want "John Deere green" for a birthday invitation and using "colorzilla" is a lifesaver for that. I'd be playing with a million shades of green before I ever got it right. icon_smile.gif

Dreme Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:46pm
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Your sketch looks great! The roses are very well drawn. I also draw my cakes out too. I just print out premade cake images from Illustrator in 20% grayscale (So I dont have to draw the cake bases), ink the drawing, and color in with copic markers.

Bel_Anne Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:37pm
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Haha, yes I do mean 'latte'. Since having babies my spelling's deteriorated. Plus I don't drink coffee! Haha.

I'll have to have a squiz at a few diff photo shop programs etc. I think drawing it is prob easier... but sometimes if you want to add bulk colour quickly it's better on the comp.

erinalicia Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:42pm
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I was just curious. Based on your drawing, I thought that is what you meant. icon_smile.gif I have full blown "pregnancy brain." I forget everything! icon_smile.gif

4brod Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:10am
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YES and Yes! It is a great drawing!!!

caraleecupcake Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:22am
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i love it too icon_smile.gif i'm not very good at drawing myself, but its great to get your ideas out on paper. I always end up changing something in the end though icon_wink.gif

kensoven Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm
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That's a great drawing! I do not think the colors need to match as long as the customer is aware of it icon_smile.gif

tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by erinalicia

I use Photoshop when I sketch out a cake, and I've never heard of the color "late" do you mean "latte" as in coffee?

I use Firefox on my computer and they have an add-on that is called "colorzilla." It allows you to select a color on a webpage and get the RBG color code for it. If you go to places like David's Bridal you can use their color samples to match up colors if you like to do sketches in paint or Photoshop or similar program.

I also use this program when I'm matching up colors for stationery designs. I've had several people want "John Deere green" for a birthday invitation and using "colorzilla" is a lifesaver for that. I'd be playing with a million shades of green before I ever got it right. icon_smile.gif




no wayyyy...I'm SO downloading that..

jenmat Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 2:41am
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stick cakes. I love it. That's me too. Its always funny to draw a stick cake at a consult and them explain to the couple that my artistic ability extends to sugar only.

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