The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

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If you have an interest in nature, you will want to keep an account of the things you observe, from sweeping vistas to vultures to the smallest flower bud. True naturalists know that it is essential to record their observations by drawing what they see. This book assumes you, as a naturalist, have some artistic skill or training already, but will guide you through many types of drawing and painting that you will need to chronicle your outdoor experiences. It covers everything. Writing, journaling, taking notes, depicting birdsong, diagramming, organizing your thoughts; correct tools, the difference between different media and how and when to combine them for different effects; how to draw various creatures, including insect anatomy, birds in flight, and muscles and fur; drawing plants; and drawing landscapes. The book instructs you in various projects to practice your skills.

This book is very beautiful and is like a textbook, but is extremely engaging and easy to read. Even if you are not an avid naturalist, you will appreciate the effort and artistry that goes into recording the beauties of nature. But if you want to record your own experiences, this book is an essential guide.

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Author John Muir Laws • John Muir Laws, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 312 pages
Publish Date 01-Mar-2016
ISBN 9781597143158
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Issue March 2016
Category Science & Nature


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