The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

Author: John Muir Laws

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143158

Category: Art

Page: 96

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A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latestart instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds)is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creatingaccurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies,and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques. While the book s advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make this book valuable even revelatory to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities. A sketchbook, constructed to withstand excursions in the field and containing several exercises from The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, is also available.

The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling

Author: John Muir Laws

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143455

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Created with the beginning nature journalist in mind, The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling hardcover blank journal is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in the practice and joy of getting out, observing, and recording nature. Including tips, advice, and practical information from master nature journalist John Muir Laws from what makes up a well-stocked nature journaling field kit to how to estimate the degrees of an arc The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling is the ideal companion when out in the field.

How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook

Author: Susan Leigh Tomlinson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742075

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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A one-of-a-kind, art-filled how-to guide geared to wildlife students and naturalists, based on the author's college course. Pages from actual field notebooks clearly illustrate what works and why. Hints and advice for outdoorspeople with even limited artistic skills.

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 159714195X

Category: Art

Page: 117

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This is more than a guide to drawing birds it is also an introduction to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves.An imaginative field instruction book for really seeing and drawing birds by the bestselling author of the innovative field guides on the Sierra and San Francisco Bay.

Drawn to Nature

Through the Journals of Clare Walker Leslie

Author: Clare Walker Leslie

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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Reveling in the wonders of nature doesnÕt have to be reserved for vacation. By simply taking a few minutes to look up and observe the hawks hovering over their nest at the top of a city building, or to look down and note the variety of weeds growing in a small patch of earth, or just to glance through the window and appreciate the shapes of the clouds moving by, anyone can connect with natureÑanywhere, anytime. Clare Walker Leslie, author of the bestselling book Keeping a Nature Journal, has spent 25 years teaching and showing people how simple and rewarding it is to notice and record local nature. Nothing is more inspiring than the pages of her nature journals, which feature her daily recordings of small, but amazing natural events sheÕs seen while walking the dog, sitting in a park with her children, or driving around city streets. Drawn to Nature features a selection of LeslieÕs journal pages, arranged to inspire the reader to do as she does: look up, look down, look out and around, bring bits of nature indoors to observe and study, or take your eyes for a walk around the neighborhood. Using a combination of quick, impressionistic watercolors with more detailed pen and pencil drawings, along with the written word, Leslie invites readers to share in the pleasure of her nature watching, and to experience the joy of seeing and connecting with nature wherever they live, amidst the whirl of daily life. For journal keepers, nature lovers, birdwatchers, artists, and anyone interested in using nature as a source for self-reflection or meditation, this book will be a welcome companion and source of inspiration.

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

Author: N.A

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 9781597140522

Category: Nature

Page: 366

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A conveniently sized reference by the author of Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,700 plant and animal species complemented by quick-reference tabs, range maps, coverage of lesser-known characteristics and more than 2,800 watercolor illustrations.

Drawing: Birds

Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds Step by Step

Author: Maury Aaseng

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600583407

Category: Art

Page: 32

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Presents instructions for drawing a variety of birds, including barred owl, great blue heron, and ruby-throated hummingbird, along with information on choosing tools and creating textures.

The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

Author: Cathy Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Introduces useful tools, materials, and techniques, shows how to depict flowers, trees, animals, and clouds, and argues that drawing increases one's appreciation of nature

Illustrating Nature

How to Paint and Draw Plants and Animals

Author: Dorothea Barlowe,Sy Barlowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155234

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A pair of professional artists offers valuable suggestions for realistic portrayals of flowers, animals, and other natural subjects. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations use watercolors, oils, pencil, and other media. Over 400 illustrations.

Artist's Journal Workshop

Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures

Author: Cathy Johnson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440308680

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Discover the Joy of Art Journaling An artist's journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider and improve. Artist's Journal Workshop provides all the guidance, structure and inspiration you need to create a meaningful art-journaling practice. Starting with the question, "What do you want from your journal?" you'll build a sound journaling concept that will serve your unique creative needs and give you the freedom to practice, play and develop as an artist. Featuring rich visual examples on every page, you'll receive continual guidance and inspiration from: 27 international artists who share pages and advice from their own art journals More than 25 hands-on exercises to help you personalize your journal while developing new ideas and techniques Journal pages featuring travel sketching, nature studies and celebrations of daily life Prompts for visually commemorating life events and milestones Support for working through creative doubts and blocks A range of artistic styles and perspectives to study and admire Instruction for trying your hand at new methods and materials This is the perfect opportunity for you to begin realizing your artistic potential--one page at a time. Begin the journey today!

Drawing Nature

Author: Stanley Maltzman

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780891349334

Category: Art

Page: 135

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Offers advice on drawing trees, clouds, snow, barns, grass, rocks, and water, and includes step-by-step demonstrations

Keeping a Nature Journal

Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Author: Charles Edmund Roth

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174930

Category: Nature

Page: 213

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From the day it was released in 2000, Keeping a Nature Journal has struck a profound chord among professional, casual, and occasional naturalists of all ages. In response to this groundswell of enthusiasm, we have revised KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL, updated the interior design, and created a new cover. Undoubtedly the most exciting new element in this second edition is a portfolio of 32 illustrated pages from Clare Walker Leslie's most recent journals, reproduced in full color. What makes KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL so popular? It is inspiring and easy to use. Clare and co-author Charles Chuck E. Roth offer simple techniques to give first-time journal-keepers the confidence to go outside, observe the natural world, and sketch and write about what they see. At the same time, they motivate long-time journal-keepers to hone their powers of observation as they immerse themselves in the mysteries of the natural world. Clare and Chuck stress that the journal is a personal record of daily experience and the world around us. Nature's beauty can be observed everywhere, whether in the city, suburbs, or country.

Drawing Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926972

Category: Art

Page: 143

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Examples and illustrations feature over three dozen different artists and their varied sketching styles. Detailed step-by-step drawing instructions are helpful for both beginning and experienced artists.

Nature Drawing

A Tool for Learning

Author: Clare Walker Leslie

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780787205805

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Drawing and Painting Birds

Author: Tim Wootton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000535

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Birds are much admired, revered and envied. They have featured in art for many thousands of years and our fascination with them continues. They do though pose a challenge to paint and are not always the most cooperative of models. This practical book explains in detail how to go about drawing and painting birds. By understanding their anatomy and recognising their type, the artist can learn a shorthand way to capture movement and attitude. With technique and colour mastered, style develops and a special scene can be captured uniquely forever. In this book, Tim Wootton explains bird types and how identifying specific similarities can help the artist; advises on painting in the field, using photographs and working in the studio; describes how to paint plumage and birds in flight; demonstrates how to compose a painting with emphasis on the birds' habitat; and gives insights into painting birds from 30 leading artists, as well as illustrations of their work, including John Busby, Robert Bateman and Charles Tuncliffe. Beautifully illustrated with 423 colour illustrations.

A Trail Through Leaves

The Journal as a Path to Place

Author: Hannah Hinchman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393041019

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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An exquisitely illustrated guide to cultivating intimacy with the natural world through journal-keeping explores the things we usually overlook and helps readers claim their senses through the creative disciplines of writing and drawing.

The Curious Nature Guide

Explore the Natural Wonders All Around You

Author: Clare Walker Leslie

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612125107

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie invites you to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite your sense of wonder about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that come from connecting with nature. Using stunning photography as well as the author's own original illustrations, The Curious Nature Guide will inspire you to use all of your senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be seen right outside your home, no matter where you live. Sketch or write about one exceptional nature image each day; learn to identify cloud types and the weather they bring; or create a record of what you see each day as you walk your dog. Easy, enjoyable, and enlightening, these simple exercises will transform your view of the world and your place within it.

Dare to Sketch

A Guide to Drawing on the Go

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399579567

Category: Art

Page: 160

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An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don't start on the first page of your sketchbook!), Dare to Sketch is gorgeously illustrated with the author's unique and contemporary art style.

Drawing in Black & White

Creative Exercises, Art Techniques, and Explorations in Positive and Negative Design

Author: Deborah Velasquez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592807

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Hone your drawing skills and you eye for design by learning to draw in black and white. Working with only positive and negative lines and shapes keeps the focus on the basics: composition, balance, and harmony. And using white and black gel, ink, and paint pens on black, tan, and gray papers allows you to experience drawing in a whole new way! Drawing in Black & White is a clever drawing and design book that contains 36 inspiring exercises, a gallery of artwork, and 16 black, gray, and tan sheets for drawing, doodling, and experimenting. You'll find lessons on drawing, pattern drawing, drawing with cut paper, and simple collage. Learn to see your drawings a new way by drawing in black and white!