365 Days of Art: Day 291 – Drawing an Acorn

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

I’m going to attempt to do more watercolor. My goal is to treat watercolor the way I treated drawing. When I first started this challenge, I began drawing smaller items around my house. My drawing skills improved and I began drawing bigger pictures until at last I attempted a waterfall picture and realized just how much I improved. I feel like my watercolor skill development was slightly set back from following books too much and not just learning in my own, the way I did with drawing. I’m going to attempt to start doing watercolors of things I find around my house and yard, the way I did with drawing.

Of course, I say that and you will notice I have drawn—not painted—an acorn that I found in my driveway. I want to paint this puppy this week, but for now, I have to settle for car line drawings.

Here is my acorn:

Here is the reference photo:

It’s kind of turned at a different angle, but it works. I’m really hoping I get time to paint this later in the week.

Have a great evening, everyone!

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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