pinecone acorn-1Continuing on with my “botanical venture”… Lesson 2 was studying an acorn — the nut, its capule and the many scales found on it. I really had fun with this exercise and loved the rich brown color I was able to recreate on my drawing of the acorn.

The advanced part of the exercise was drawing and shading a pine cone, preferably one with its scales opened. My goal has always been to create an illusion of depth and realism. My pine cone was no exception.

acorn-pinecone-page_finalA regular part of any drawing exercise are the little studies I do on the page. My completed page for this lesson features the bare acorn, the acorn with its capule, the capule alone and from different perspectives, and lastly, the pine cone with a couple dissections of the scales.

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