365 Days of Art: Day 361 – Attempt at Drawing a Holly Sprig

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

I definitely struggled with this holly sprig. I did fin with the berries. Just spheres with cast shadows. But I really struggled with the holly leaf. I think the weird undulations would have been fine to work with, but adding reflections really messed me up. I could have spent a few more hours trying to make this look right, and it still wouldn’t look right.

Anyway, here it is:

Here is the reference pic:

I may try to do this leaf again on another night.

Only 4 more days to go!!!!


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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