Every week on Wet Canvas a challenge is set to draw or sketch a reference photo.
Sometimes they are ok, sometimes they are really challenging considering that I don't generally practice a lot. But they are a great way to try things you wouldn't normally do and to develop your skills.
This was the first challenge I entered. Was reasonably pleased with the outcome.
It was the first time I'd done a still life style drawing since school and it took me a while to get the hang of it, but generally I was pretty pleased.
The acorns themselves need a bit more work, but the leaves aren't too bad.