Learn how to draw a California Condor in flight. John Muir Laws walks viewers through his process of analyzing a photograph and constructing a drawing using graphite and watercolor.
Learn how to combine volumetric forms, contour lines, and an understanding of anatomy to help you draw penguins. Live workshop, July 30, 2020.
On July 17, 2020, I had a delightful conversation with Maria Coryell-Martin of Expeditionary Art. We discussed wonder, attention and art. We also explored the anatomy of hummingbirds and tips to help draw them. Learn more about Maria Coryell-Martin: expeditionary art, art toolkit, Instagram, art toolkit education program.
Join John Muir Laws and the Nature Journal club for a detailed look at bird beaks and how to sketch them. Understand the bird’s structure to help you quickly understand and draw what you see in the field.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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!