The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
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Author: Emilie Lygren
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1597143154
Release: 2016
Editor: Heyday Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques.

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 117
ISBN: 159714195X
Release: 2012
Editor: Heyday Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is more than a guide to drawing birds it is also an introduction to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves.An imaginative field instruction book for really seeing and drawing birds by the bestselling author of the innovative field guides on the Sierra and San Francisco Bay.

How to Keep a Naturalist s Notebook

How to Keep a Naturalist s Notebook
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Author: Susan Leigh Tomlinson
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780811735681
Release: 2009-10-01
Editor: Stackpole Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A one-of-a-kind, art-filled how-to guide geared to wildlife students and naturalists, based on the author's college coursePages from actual field notebooks clearly illustrate what works and whyHints and advice for outdoorspeople with even limited artistic skillsFor nature-lovers, birders, and students of wildlife and biology, keeping a field notebook is essential to accurately recording outdoor observations. This unique guide offers instruction on how to do it--what to look for, what information should be recorded and how to organize it, basic drawing skills using line and color, and incorporating maps and charts, as well as advice on equipment to take in the field and using conventional field guides. A colorful book that will teach and inspire.

Keeping a Nature Journal

Keeping a Nature Journal
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Author: Charles Edmund Roth
Pages: 213
ISBN: 1580174930
Release: 2003-07
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the day it was released in 2000, Keeping a Nature Journal has struck a profound chord among professional, casual, and occasional naturalists of all ages. In response to this groundswell of enthusiasm, we have revised KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL, updated the interior design, and created a new cover. Undoubtedly the most exciting new element in this second edition is a portfolio of 32 illustrated pages from Clare Walker Leslie's most recent journals, reproduced in full color. What makes KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL so popular? It is inspiring and easy to use. Clare and co-author Charles Chuck E. Roth offer simple techniques to give first-time journal-keepers the confidence to go outside, observe the natural world, and sketch and write about what they see. At the same time, they motivate long-time journal-keepers to hone their powers of observation as they immerse themselves in the mysteries of the natural world. Clare and Chuck stress that the journal is a personal record of daily experience and the world around us. Nature's beauty can be observed everywhere, whether in the city, suburbs, or country.

Field Notes on Science Nature

Field Notes on Science   Nature
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Author: Michael R. Canfield
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780674057579
Release: 2011
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

Laws Pocket Guide San Francisco Bay Area

Laws Pocket Guide San Francisco Bay Area
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Author: John Muir Laws
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1597141216
Release: 2010-02
Editor: Heyday

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

California sea lions to dune evening primrosesover 100 color illustrations

The Nature of Yosemite

The Nature of Yosemite
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1930238924
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here is Yosemite in all of its wonder and allure, brought to the page in vivid color by photographer Robb Hirsch.

The Art of Animal Drawing

The Art of Animal Drawing
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Author: Ken Hultgren
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9780486274263
Release: 1993-02-09
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Former Disney animator offers expert advice on drawing animals both realistically and as caricatures. Use of line, brush technique, establishing mood, conveying action, much more. Construction drawings reveal development process in creating animal figures. Many chapters on drawing individual animal forms — dogs, cats, horses, deer, cows, foxes, kangaroos. 53 halftones, 706 line illustrations.

Nature Drawing

Nature Drawing
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Author: Clare Walker Leslie
Pages: 206
ISBN: 078720580X
Release: 1980
Editor: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

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The Laws Pocket Guide to the

The Laws Pocket Guide to the
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Author: John Muir Laws
Pages: 1
ISBN: 1597142670
Release: 2017-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Sacramento Valley is a unique and special part of California. There are quaint small towns and hardworking family farmers that grow food while providing environmental benefits. Area rice fields have an amazing abundance and diversity of wildlife. Rice fields act as surrogate wetlands, providing billions of dollars in environmental benefits. They are home to some 230 wildlife species and provide nearly 60 percent of the food for millions of ducks and geese that travel along the Pacific Flyway each winter.

The Art of Botanical Bird Illustration

The Art of Botanical   Bird Illustration
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Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781633225749
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art! The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork. Author Mindy Lighthipe, an expert botanical artist, educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing, and it's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning tounderstand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

The Art of Field Sketching

The Art of Field Sketching
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Author: Clare Walker Leslie
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0787205796
Release: 1995
Editor: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

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Drawn to Nature

Drawn to Nature
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Author: Clare Walker Leslie
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781580176149
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reveling in the wonders of nature doesnÕt have to be reserved for vacation. By simply taking a few minutes to look up and observe the hawks hovering over their nest at the top of a city building, or to look down and note the variety of weeds growing in a small patch of earth, or just to glance through the window and appreciate the shapes of the clouds moving by, anyone can connect with natureÑanywhere, anytime. Clare Walker Leslie, author of the bestselling book Keeping a Nature Journal, has spent 25 years teaching and showing people how simple and rewarding it is to notice and record local nature. Nothing is more inspiring than the pages of her nature journals, which feature her daily recordings of small, but amazing natural events sheÕs seen while walking the dog, sitting in a park with her children, or driving around city streets. Drawn to Nature features a selection of LeslieÕs journal pages, arranged to inspire the reader to do as she does: look up, look down, look out and around, bring bits of nature indoors to observe and study, or take your eyes for a walk around the neighborhood. Using a combination of quick, impressionistic watercolors with more detailed pen and pencil drawings, along with the written word, Leslie invites readers to share in the pleasure of her nature watching, and to experience the joy of seeing and connecting with nature wherever they live, amidst the whirl of daily life. For journal keepers, nature lovers, birdwatchers, artists, and anyone interested in using nature as a source for self-reflection or meditation, this book will be a welcome companion and source of inspiration.

The Naturalist s Notebook

The Naturalist s Notebook
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Author: Nathaniel T. Wheelwright,Bernd Heinrich
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781612128894
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Become a more attentive observer and deepen your appreciation for the natural world. The unique five-year calendar format of The Naturalist’s Notebook helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the first songbird you hear in spring, your first monarch butterfly sighting of summer, or the appearance of the northern lights. Biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich teach nature lovers of all ages what to look for outdoors no matter where you live, using Heinrich’s classic illustrations as inspiration. As you jot down one observation a day, year after year, your collected field notes will serve as a valuable record of your piece of the planet. This deluxe book, with a three-piece case, gilt edges, a burgundy ribbon bookmark, and a belly band with gold foil stamping, is a perfect gift for all nature lovers.

How to Be a Wildflower

How to Be a Wildflower
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781452152653
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more. A recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, a prompt to hike by the light of the moon, a place to press flowers: every page inside the charming textured two-piece case invites readers to wander, gather, savor, and ponder the natural world around them. For every wild and free spirit—and those who aspire to be—this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.

The Curious Nature Guide

The Curious Nature Guide
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Author: Clare Walker Leslie
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781612125107
Release: 2015-10-03
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie invites you to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite your sense of wonder about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that come from connecting with nature. Using stunning photography as well as the author's own original illustrations, The Curious Nature Guide will inspire you to use all of your senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be seen right outside your home, no matter where you live. Sketch or write about one exceptional nature image each day; learn to identify cloud types and the weather they bring; or create a record of what you see each day as you walk your dog. Easy, enjoyable, and enlightening, these simple exercises will transform your view of the world and your place within it.

Sierra Birds

Sierra Birds
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1890771783
Release: 2004
Editor: Heyday

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The California Academy of Sciences naturalist and author of The Laws Field-Guide to the Sierra Nevada presents a conveniently sized introduction to regional birds that includes color-coded keys for easy reference and a cross-index for more advanced birders.

Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling
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Author: Clare Walker Leslie,Charles Edmund Roth
Pages: 181
ISBN: 1580170889
Release: 1998
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No one could describe NATURE JOURNAL as a blank book. Clare Walker Leslie has transformed what could have been an ordinary diary into something truly unique. The text and illustrations offer just the right amount of inspiration and guidance to help the journal-keeper begin and succeed at making this book his or her own. First Clare explains to the budding journal-keeper how to get started and suggests some possible formats to follow. She even includes a few sample pages from her own journal as inspiration. Then come the journal pages themselves. The left-hand page has ghosted-back lines for those who prefer a sense of structure. The right-hand pages are left blank for sketching or writing. Short, inspir ational quotes and exercises to help guide the journaling process are scattered among the pages. At the back of the journal is Clare's mini-field guide, packed with essential information on how to recognize (and draw!) basic families of birds, insects, and trees, thus sparing the journal-keeper the trouble of lugging multiple field guides into the wild. An elastic band keeps paper from flapping while you're writing, holds specimens, and acts as a bookmark. Drop it in the mud. Get trail mix stuck between the pages. This journal can take it! Printed on recycled, acid-free paper with a lay-flat binding.

Field Guide to Drawing Sketching Animals

Field Guide to Drawing   Sketching Animals
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Author: Tim Pond
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781781265123
Release: 2019-01-02
Editor: Search Press Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Artist Tim Pond's lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing the reader with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.There are some very good books written on life drawing, yet when it comes to drawing wildlife, illustrators and artists often revert to working solely from photographs, which can leave the artwork looking lifeless and flat. In this inspirational book, artist Tim Pond shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums, teaching you some fascinating facts about the animals along the way and ultimately bringing you closer to nature. One of the challenges with sketching wildlife is that animals are constantly moving. However by having some basic understanding of the biology of an animal, such as knowing that a duck has a cheek or that a cheetah can't retract its claws, can influence how you might sketch them, and results in a lively drawing that captures the form, movement and ultimately the spirit of the animal in question. Combining scientific knowledge with expert practical guidance is key to creating successful drawings of animals, and Tim's ability to convey this in a way that is both accessible and engaging makes this a unique and inspiring guide suitable for artists of all levels. Tim's book takes you on a journey of discovery that will enable you to develop the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to sketch a broad range of wildlife, encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. It includes quick, gestural sketches as well as linear and tonal studies, in a variety of media - pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour. There are numerous studies comprising how to represent the different patterns of animals' coats, how to capture the plumage of an exotic bird in watercolour, and how to sketch a hippo's hooves, as well as guidance on tools, materials and basic techniques. The result is a treasure chest of fascinating facts, studies, sketches and annotated drawings that will not fail to ignite your enthusiasm for drawing animals from life.

The Laws Pocket Guide

The Laws Pocket Guide
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Author: John Muir Laws
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1597141224
Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Heyday

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Identifies turtles, toads, newts, and river otters and more than ten types of dragonflfly