Inspiration – part 6

I logged into Wetcanvas again yesterday just to see what the new March challenges are. I happened across one in Southwest and Western Art, which is an area I had not explored, so I had obviously not seen the challenge previously. Here’s the link if anyone wants to check it out: In looking through the reference photos, a pine cone at the base of a tree grabbed my interest. I cropped it close, drew it in a 6″x9″ Bee Paper Super Deluxe sketchbook and shaded it with graphite. It was messy and fun to do and certainly not what I would have thought my next drawing would be. But have you ever really looked at a pine cone? I don’t mean when you’re in the yard picking up those endless pine cones from your (or your neighbor’s) pine tree. I mean really studied the structure. They are beautiful and fascinating and a real challenge to draw. I hope I did it some justice

pinecone signed-fixedinPS,cropped,resizedforweb

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4 Responses to Inspiration – part 6

  1. jeanne wallace says:

    Elaine, you are inspiring me.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Jeanne! You won’t believe how many projects I have going! I sure hope some of them are presentable enough to actually be shared…

  2. Gail says:

    The rewards that await those patient enough to look beyond the obvious! Nicely rendered, Elaine:-)

    • admin says:

      Thanks Gail! I talked with Jack Rogers last night regarding his demo at our meeting next week (wish you could be there for that!)-he had such wonderful things to say about you and highly recommended you as a member! You baked him a pie? Wow!

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