"When does fall officially begin? Astronomical fall began at 9:04 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in the Northern Hemisphere, according to AccuWeather. This time also marks the beginning of spring the Southern Hemisphere"
Ok, so fall's here ...and?
Well, I guess it means I'll upload an ACO in celebration ...not that I actually celebrate anything, mind you, but most of my watchers probably do (and One-Cent ACO is all about watchers ...so long as they neither ask for nor expect anything). ^^
For the autumnal equinox, I have drawn ...a leaf (because I'm oh so creative)! But not just any leaf: I have drawn a tree star from Don Bluth's 'The Land Before Time' universe. :3
After reading through the comments section, I decided the tree star was probably a worthier subject than I thought. Here are some tree-star-related comments I liked (apparently, the tree star makes a great tattoo),
"Got a tattoo today of a tree star with my moms name under it. She showed me this movie and it will always be my all time favorite movie. It'll always have a special meaning to me" (Anthony Lozano)
"i have a treestar tattoo on my elbow, in memory of my mother. This clip makes me tear up everytime" (Killswitch32)
"Littlefoot plays with that Tree Star like a toy. It warms my heart!" (Virginia Clark)
"EAT THE DAMN TREE STAR" (Jimmie Rustler)
Anyways, I suppose these aren't difficult to draw, though this card took two attempts. How or why you may ask?
I suppose I tried a little too hard insofar as drawing the leaf symmetrically (I used a compass to draw this thing ...this was like only the third or fourth time I've ever used a compass to draw)! XD Consequently, the leaf looked a little too polished, at least insofar as its outline (I admit I'm a little green where drawing veins are concerned).
I thought the leaves in the background (which were just scribbled in as an afterthought) looked better than the full one, so I thought to draw a new tree star a bit more loosely (like the ones in the former's background).
I drew a fairly descent star-shaped undersketch, then drew curves connecting its points together (the end result kinda looks like a pentagon), then draw the cut-outs (to form the spear-tips). I shaped the aforementioned a bit, and I had a better tree star: asymmetrical (sure) but not in a bad way. :3
So, this second drawing looks very raw and real to me (at least more so than the first), as a proper leaf should (at least that's what I'm going to tell myself so I won't feel the need to redraw this later). ^^
This is NOT to say I drew either leaf well (I count the first as a failure, and the second as acceptable), but whatever (it's a leaf---what do you want from it? ...just say 'Happy Autumn, Chippy!' and leaf it at that ...pun). :P
The featured pencil is the 'Maple Leaf' from Eagle Pencil Co.
Shouldn't be surprising to learn this Eagle was Canadian-made, and is fairly rare (as printed Eagles tend to be). This one's unpointed, so I cannot comment on its performance, but old Eagle are generally above average. :3