Learn how to draw raptors, that is hawks, eagles, and owls. We will explore anatomy and drawing techniques to help you with fast sketching and detailed drawings. We will also examine how to draw birds from the 3/4 angle. Drawing an owl from this angle is particularly interesting and fun. Filmed live with the National
You can be an ambassador and mentor to inspire others to start their own nature journaling practice. I invite you to step into this role. There is little you could give to someone you love more valuable and life-changing than introducing them to journaling.
The first pancakes off the griddle are always funky, but you need to make them to get to the good pancakes. So to with drawing or journaling. Do not judge yourself by your first lines on paper on any given day. Similarly your work improves as you make sustained observations with a single subject or
Learn how to draw Sandpipers, herons, egrets, and other shorebirds , and ducks, geese, and swans. We will explore anatomy and drawing techniques to help you with fast sketching and detailed drawings. Filmed live with the National Audubon Society.
Live workshop on drawing compound leaves. We explore plant structure and how to sketch pinnate and palmate leaves.
Carolyn found a shiny water beetle near our house. When I painted it I got a rather dull looking drawing. In this video, I rework the sketch to make it look glossy. The trick is punching up the contrast. Please excuse problems with the sound sync on this video. I was able to correct most
Learn how to capture the form and feeling of sparrows, warblers and other common songbirds with fast and efficient lines. Learn key anatomical details to help you draw them accurately in the field or in the studio. Filmed live with the National Audubon Society. Download the bird model handout for the class. Cut out the bird model
Dog anatomy and hair patterns for artists! Learn the structures under the fur to help you draw domestic and wild dogs. Explore fur masses on the wolf and learn the “Bill Berry” trick to help you draw long dense fur. You may download the wolf skeleton worksheet and follow along with the demonstration.
An extended explanation of the major muscles on a lion. This video emphasizes the muscles that form visible bumps and lines making them relevant to the artist. This material is also covered in the video How to Draw Cats but here you will find more detail and context. You may print out the lion skeleton
Explore the similarities and differences between house cats and big cats while learning tricks and techniques to help you draw them. Study the head from the front, side, and 3/4 view and key anatomical points of the body. Download and print the cat skeleton worksheet to follow along with the demonstration.