365 Days of Art: Day 304 – Drawing a Chocolate Candy Corn

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

So today was Halloween. Woo hoo. I say this in jest. Once you have kids, Halloween is about them. Them getting too much sugar and you getting too little sleep. Between the Halloween Party on Saturday, and then tonight, my kid is jacked up on excitement and Tootsie Roll Pops, and I’m just trying to get in bed at a decent hour.

Anyway, so I just sat down after I put her to bed, and I decided to draw a candy corn.

Of course, I threw away all the regular colored candy corns because no one in this house likes them. (I’m allergic to corn, so all the corn syrup and stuff is on my no list.) My daughter does, however, like chocolate candy corn, so I grabbed one of those and went to town.

And that is a sad state of affairs when I use the term “went to town” to describe me drawing a candy corn.

Anyway, I’m not as please with the final drawing as I though I would be, but some nights you are just going to fail. The good news is that I can now go to bed. Here is my drawing:

(I actually thing my quick fix for this would be to sharpen my pencil. It was rather dull.)

Here is the candy corn

Have a great evening, folks!

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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