Thursday, October 9, 2014

Videos on nature journaling

A Picture of a nature journal I found online....

I found a couple of wonderful videos on nature journaling this morning.  So we watched a couple together this afternoon and hope to finish them in the next week when we have Friday art and nature walks. 

How to Draw Plants - Introduction This is a series of seven clips put out by the California Native Plant Society.  John Muir Laws shows how to draw plants with 3, 4, 5, or 6 petals as well as the daisy-type flowers symmetrically, demonstrating as he goes.  We watched the first two clips and are ready next week to move on to foreshortening. 

We also enjoyed the first half of a video also by John Muir Laws as he talks about ways to make your nature journal more interesting and helpful in the learning process, using his own journal pages as examples.  Keeping a Nature Journal is interesting and helpful.  I'm looking forward to the second half next week. 

I noticed that under Youtube's  heading of "botanical illustration" there are lots and lots of wonderful videos.  

I hope to enjoy a few more days of outdoor nature journaling before the cold of winter in the Midwest keeps us inside most days.  

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