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The Same Pine Cone, but from a Different Angle

The Same Pine Cone, but from Different Angle
The Same Pine Cone, but from Different Angle

Yup, I’ve drawn another pine cone. They’re good things to draw actually; Easy to get lost within their folds and shadows and crinkly bits, although it can be tricky remembering which sticky-out bit I’m drawing at any one time.

Here are some photos of the drawing at different stages of completion…

First find your pine cone. Put it somewhere where it won't be moved.
First find your pine cone. Put it somewhere where it won't be moved.
Sketch out initial outlines. Do this quite quickly to get an overall sense of geometric shape without getting bogged down in detail.
Sketch out initial outlines. Do this quite quickly to get an overall sense of geometric shape without getting bogged down in detail.
Quickly block out the areas of shadow and light.
Quickly block out the areas of shadow and light.
Start layering on more hatching to suggest variations in shading and tone.
Start layering on more hatching to suggest variations in shading and tone.
Continuing hatching away to bring out detail, light and shading. Hatch, hatch, hatch! Hours of fun.
Continuing hatching away to bring out detail, light and shading. Hatch, hatch, hatch! Hours of fun.
Be careful not to spill ink all over the nearly completed work. That would be a disaster. Or art.
Be careful not to spill ink all over the nearly completed work. That would be a disaster. Or art.
Tada! And the drawing is finally complete. I've probably overdone it on the hatching actually, but never mind. I had fun. Hatching can be addictive.
Tada! And the drawing is finally complete. I've probably overdone it on the hatching actually, but never mind. I had fun. Hatching can be addictive.

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