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!
Owlswood Press said:
Every pine cone is truly a little work of art. Thank you for your kindness in offering this lovely drawing experience.
Thank you Val! I love how you break down a complex subject, such as a pinecone, and make it doable. I often feel overwhelmed by complexity and give up before I start. Can’t wait to pick up a pinecone on my walk today 😀
Thank you. I always wanted to draw a one cone.
Lori Hicke said:
Thank you Val! I’m excited to give the pinecone a try!
Loretta Armstrong said:
Thank you very much, Val. I wish to you and yours a lovely and very Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for your wonderful talents and kind and caring thoughts and deeds. Sincerely, Loretta
Marina Montanaro said:
Thank you very much. Love it! Hope to find a real one 🙂 but thank you for the references, anyway.
Mt Gravatt Environment Group said:
A wonderful and generous gift … thank you Val.