Happy December!

Hello, friends! If you are from The States, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Life has been crazy busy lately but it is all good.

Pine Cone
Pinecone

I’m going to try to follow along with the Doodlewash December prompts each day this month, despite all the Christmas hubbub; hence, this little pinecone for December 1. I have so much fun back in my little craft corner of the living room and am grateful to get back to splashing some paint in my sketchbook. Thanks for stopping by!

Pine Cone

Pine Cones are defined as the “cone-shaped or rounded woody fruit of a pine tree, with scales that open to release seeds.”

Pinecone Sketch

Pine Cone Sketch

This is colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils, which give a bit more control than watercolor. Have you ever tried to sketch one of these?  I found it a bit dizzying because of the spiral patterns and layers but finally got it close to being right on the third try.