I love this! wow serioiusly only 2.5 hrs? *goes emerald green with jealousy* This is so gorgeous, its really realistic yet its got a nice soft quality to it, (one not poss. if you'd merely photographed the cake.) So good!
That makes sense - no-one draws/paints without something to help them unless they're doing abstract art. I also envy your patience! That's why I'm a photographer, you get to skip the painting bits but in fact once you add up all the hours needed to get a finished b&w....well its A LOT xD