Learn easy tricks to create the texture of bird nests, suggesting overlapping fibers and grasses. Techniques demonstrated with graphite, watercolor, gouache, and gel pen.
Understanding the leg positions as horses and other quadrupeds walk and trot will help you see posture and body position when you are observing animals and to be able to draw what you see. In this workshop, we combine video and still photography to help us learn, understand, and draw.
Learn how to draw horses from a 3/4 view. We look at tricks to simplify the masses of a horse’s body and details of how the muscles shape the body.
Join the Nature Journal Workshop where educators around the globe share and discuss ideas to better teach nature journaling. Today we explore ways of connecting young people to nature with journaling.SHOW MORE
Learn how to draw bears! Let’s start with a breakdown of relevant anatomy and structure. Then learn to suggest fur texture. Wrap it up with fast sketching at the Oakland Zoo’s Grizzly wading pool.
Join John Muir Laws and Bay Nature Magazine for a walk in the woods and a chance to explore mysteries in the trees.
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.
The natural world is full of mysteries, ones that writers and artists are uniquely equipped to unlock. In this panel sponsored by Heyday, four authors meet at a literary crossroads between hard science, lyrical prose, and visual sumptuousness. Naturalist, writer, and illustrator Obi Kaufmann turns his scientific acumen and artist’s palette on California’s most contested
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.