Live workshop in which we construct a Wood Duck head and paint the iridescent areas. The trick to capturing iridescence is first to map out the locations of the colors. Then to block in the colors without muddying your colors. Then to add black or another dark value to the areas that are not reflecting
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I joined the Sonoma Land Trust for a nature journaling session for adults and families. In this video, I present basic techniques and tips to help you get in the right mindset to begin your nature journaling journey. Afterward, then spend some time journaling together to get a
Join John Muir Laws for a live demonstration drawing hawk or eagle and duck heads from the front, 3/4 view and side. If you are enjoying my video workshops, consider making a small donation to support me and my work. Thank you!
Clare Walker Leslie is one of the most influential writers and teachers in the field of nature journaling. Her books have long been an inspiration to me and my work. Her latest book, A Year in Nature – A Memoir of Solace is an intimate and rich look into the pages of her journals. She
Have you struggled to draw water with pencils or pens? In this workshop, we will explore waves, ponds, rivers, reflections, beaches, waterfalls, and open ocean using your handy BIC pen. The pen techniques can easily be adapted to pencil if you prefer that medium. If you are enjoying my video workshops, consider making a small donation to
Learn how to draw bird feet by understanding the anatomy and structure and simplifying the essential details. In this workshop, you will learn essential tips for drawing bird feet in the field or studio. If you are enjoying my video workshops, consider making a small donation to support me and my work. Thank you!
Learn how to visualize form on spheres, cylinders, torus, and other organic shapes. We walk through creating latitude and longitude lines and how cross contour lines change directions on a curved object. These skills will significantly help you draw natural forms from life and memory.
Nature Journaling is so much more than pretty pictures. Learn how to combine words, pictures, and numbers to create rich and complex journal pages that will stretch your mind in new directions. More important than how a page looks, is the personal and cognitive process behind it. The more tools you have in your mental
On Feb 21, 2020, I gave a lecture at the Gateway Museum, Chico CA on attention and curiosity and the art and science of Nature Journaling. A highlight of the evening was a conversation with 16-year-old nature journaler Fiona Gillogly. Special thanks to Taz, coordinator of the Chico Nature Journal Club for this video.
Watercolor Pencils are a great way to add color to your field sketches. Applying the pencils is intuitive and the waterbrush makes field application easy. However, watercolor pencils can perform in unexpected ways that can be frustrating. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with watercolor pencils to get a variety of effects