Sorry for the late reply, but I somehow missed your comment earlier. Acanthus leaves are a bit of a holy grail for me. I’d love to figure out how to draw them accurately, but I’m not sure where to start. They seem like such a complicated design in terms of how the leaves can curl, roll over, flatten out, droop back, etc. I just don’t have any eye for that yet, but I’d love to get to thew point where I could recreate the kind of work seen often in the Baroque era. It’s perhaps a bit too ornamental for me, but the scrolls and curves on many of the regal pieces of that era would be fantastic to incorporate into some new pieces.
Thanks for the advise and helpful tips!