Find Your Inner Birdcasso!

Today John Muir Laws is joined by special guest Matthew Dodder, a nature and science educator and leader from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Matthew shares his inspiring bird art and his approach to colored pencils to creating dynamic portraits of birds. (April 2023) To learn more about the SCVAS’s month-long event, the Birdathon, Read More

Drawing Birds with Debby Kaspari

Join John Muir Laws and special guest Debby Kaspari as they talk birds and dive into Debby’s journals and mindset. Hear Debby’s journey to being a bird artist, as well as her tips and tricks for drawing birds in the field. (Mar. 2023) Debby Kaspari’s website: IG: To learn more about Debby’s upcoming Read More

Birds in Colored Pencil with Jordan Silvia

Join John Muir Laws and special guest Jordan Silvia! Jordan demonstrates how she uses colored pencils to create vibrant and detailed bird illustrations, as well as shares invaluable tips for how to get the most out of your colored pencils. To learn more about Jordan Silvia and follow her work: Read More

The Backyard Hawk

Journaler-photographer Val Dunn discovered a Red-tailed Hawk in her backyard. Val’s hawk ate a critter, stretched, preened, and posed, while she took photos. Photographs of nature give us a special opportunity to learn more about the structure and anatomy of our subjects. John Muir Laws shows us how to draw and take lessons from Val’s Read More