I created these pastries with the intent of doing something with a “sweet” color scheme. While I am working towards not eating as much sugar, this did not stop me from designing the sugar. I designed 12 different pastries that you can see above. I wanted everything to look like they belong together. This is why I used the same color scheme and a lot of circles.I also had the dripping effect with a few of them.
Backing up in time, I did take a few minutes to sketch. I first thought that I might do fruits and veggies, but I felt like that was very cliche. So, I decided to go with the pastries instead. I found that taking myself away from the world and making myself bored really helped the “creative juices” start to flow. I came up with a lot of different ideas.
I started the first week with only designing six.
The second week, I edited those six a little bit and created six more for a total of 12. Some took longer than others, and I had to be patient with myself and Adobe Illustrator.
I learned very quickly after making those first six that keeping layers organized is very important. I went through everything and organized all of it into folders and sub-folders. This helped when I was editing, as well. I also learned a lot about Illustrator from creating these. I thought it would be a lot more difficult than it was, but really it just takes time, creativity, and patience.