It’s Autumn – the perfect season for drawing pinecones. Just like a snowflake or a human fingerprint, each pinecone is unique. But all of them are constructed the same way, in an elegant pair of overlapping spirals that wind gracefully around a plump form. Once you see this pattern, the drawing process becomes much easier.

Look on the ground beneath mature pine trees to find your drawing subject. No pine tress nearby? You can use the page of licensed reference images included with this handout. Happy drawing!