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Cake with napkin
Step-by-step

Cake with napkin

Mix the paint with some water while painting, otherwise it is too thick.
Before you start, go through all the stages.

What you need

  • Talens Art Creation gouache set
  • Talens Art Creation gouache brushes (flat and fine brushes for example made of filament / polyester)
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Kneadable eraser to fade any lines or rub them out completely
  • Jars of water for thinning paint and for cleaning brushes during and after painting
  • Tear-off palette

Step 1

Lightly copy the example using pencil.

Step 1

Step 2

Paint the background, tablecloth, napkin and the whipped cream with thinned white paint. Paint the top of the cake orange/pink using yellow lemon, dark pink and white mixed. Paint the layers of cake with old rose (mix dark pink, a tiny amount of cobalt blue, a tiny amount of yellow lemon and white) and soft yellow (white with tiny amounts of yellow ochre and yellow lemon). Paint the cherry red (using dark pink mixed with a tiny amount of yellow lemon and dark
green). Paint shadows on the whipped cream with greys (white mixed with black) and the edge of the paper light orange (yellow lemon, a tiny amount of dark pink and white). Use light grey for the bottom of the paper and white for the inside. Use light grey for the plate.

Step 2

Step 3

Paint the squares on the napkin red. Paint specks on the cake layers (using white, pink, dark pink - dark pink mixed with a tiny amount of dark green - and orange). Paint some shadows on the cherry (by mixing dark pink with dark green) and paint some patches of light using white and light orange. Use dark green for the stalk. With white and grey you can paint the reflection in the plate. Paint flowers on the tablecloth.

Step 3

Step 4

Paint dark orange stripes on the cake paper. Using various shades of grey paint some shadows on the napkin, on the plate and on the paper. Finish off the flowers with green leaves and red dots. Give some specks of colour to the whipped cream using very light orange (mix white with a tiny amount of orange).

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