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Deep Red Strawberry Cheesecake by VintageWarmth Deep Red Strawberry Cheesecake by VintageWarmth
Just trying to occupy myself due to boredomness in weekend. :D. Yet I was working as food illustrator.

Adobe PS CS5 & Illustrator (Mixed media)
original file size: 327.2 MB
no. of layers: about 100 +
Brushes used: sea sponge, airbrush, graining, scattered dust (for dusting sugar on top) etc..
Credits / photo reference: none
no. of working hours: about 6 hours but on & off.

I just wanting to do a still life/food and drink illustration for experiment to recharge some creative juices due to artist's block.
I am not quiet sure the texture of the cream cheese filling. I am little bit concerned that it might look like a chalk or white concrete. I use to apply some little bubbles on cheesecake so that it wont look like just painted solid wood or too stiff. I do think the final result went pretty good. Im quite happy about the table cloth & fruit pieces & fruit bits.

As you can see the little white dust onto syrup & sliced strawberry preserves, It's actually a powdered sugar for garnishing. Though I am not good with pastry decorating. I am not sure the elements. I do hope It's not too much rich or dense. And I hope the syrup doesn't reminds you of dripping blood.

On the other side of my note, i think its style seems to be "Sarah Lee" gourmet theme.

Any critiques are warm welcome. greatly appreciated :)

Other food and drink illustrations:
Cafe Chocolate Chip Cookies by VintageWarmth Buttermilk Pancakes with chips by VintageWarmth The Kiss Of Burgundy Wine by VintageWarmth

Next illustration project: "Deviantart / DArama" Sugar Cookies (with different smileys on frosting with different flavors) coming soon.

Thanks everyone for your warm comments in advance. I'll get back to you soon. :)
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Hey Erika,

First of all, i think it's a really nice piece that really fits the rest of your food series! Great job on all the elements, i like how everything is textured and how all is build up. :)

But since this is a critique i'll guess i have to say what could be a bit better (to me that is) :D Maybe some more crumbs like you did with the cookies would be nice, or some cream on the bottom to make it look more crunchy. Also, the lighting is nice but the shadows on the bottom of the strawberry's and the cake should be darker, that way it will look less like it's floating a bit so it looks more natural.

All in all still a great piece, amazing painting skills.

Have a nice day!

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Well, first of all. The title really fit on this. looks delicious and yummy as it looks. you just made me drool to death. specially the cake! now i just realize that "THE CAKE IS NOT A LIE" but in my opinion. The strawberry is a little bit underexposed and not perfectly in focus. but I really like the composition and the idea behind it. from texture to colors and the contrast of the red strawberry really amused me to give critique on this. Great photo and and exposure. excellent job on this. keep up the good work! next food plz!
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TheLovelyGaming Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Daemare Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks delicious!
bibarry Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
I think the fact that I remebered this piece through the years is not due to my good memory but to the quality and unqiness of the work itself.
This is good realistsic piece of cake, i'm espically fond of the straberries to the right :D
Purplepaige59 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a real cake whenever I had my glasses off
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
That is really amazing work! Love the shading, the color choice and the line art! Very beautiful... I want to eat it now... So delicious.
lakan-inocencio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cripes, that looks good enough to eat...
GiovanniMoonen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
you're really talented, please kiu!
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank You by KmyGraphicLove by Digithalie
gingado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Featured in my "THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART III"…
Yveo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oooh, this is a painting :D really didn't see that in the thumbnail, looked more like a photo to me :) good job!
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