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Nature Drawing Guides
A Parents Choice Approved Award Winner, it's not hard to see why this book was chosen for the honor. Carefully enlightening text, delicate illustrations of nature and finished crafts, easily comprehensible instructions, and a sweet love for the earth's natural beauty make this an enjoyable craft book like none other. Sections are based upon materials used, including vines and twigs, gourds and husks, clay and sand, paints, flowers and more. A full-page illustration accompanies each of the 65 crafts, and simple pen-and-ink drawings often accompany the step-by-step instructions and material list as well. For each section, and often many of the individual crafts, Nature's Art Box addresses elements of the environment, and how mankind has used nature as a source of artistic inspiration and use throughout our long history. Conservationism is addressed, including explanations on why living bark should never be stripped or the ground cleared of all nuts, instead advocating a responsibility for the earth and her bounty. 215 pages, softcover.
The Wonders of Nature Sketchbook: Learn about Nature and How to Draw It!Colleen MonroeAB Publishing / Hardcover$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Sit still and you can almost hear the ducks quacking and the wolves howling at the moon. Facts about each animal's appearance, habitat and habits are given as students work on step-by-step drawings of them in nature. Each step is illustrated, numbered, and includes written instructions for each new element. Filled with the author's own drawings that match each lesson, children will be inspired to advance to even greater technique. Wolves, bears, deer, rabbits, turtles, various birds, and other animals are covered. Drawing tips on shading and pencil positioning are given at the beginning; tips on helping to care for the environment are included at the end. 40 pages, hardcover library binding.
Drawing: PetsWalter Foster / Trade Paperback$8.06 Retail:
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Drawing: Wild Animals With William F. PowellWalter Foster / Trade Paperback$8.06 Retail:
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Drawing Trees and Flowers
This concise guide for artists at every level features easy-to-follow steps for realistic depictions of trees. Its shading techniques, composition, shadow and light methods, and outlining approaches help artists recapture dozens of varieties with vitality and expression. Over 100 illustrations spotlight Oak, Willow, Pine, Palmetto, and other species. 48 pages, softcover.
More than just a fine work of landscape art instruction, this guidebook constitutes a celebration of one of nature's most triumphant creations. Illustrating the dominant features of many common species - elm, maple, willow, apple, more - it includes two portraits of each variety, in pencil and other media. 34 drawings. 63 pages, softcover.
In this book, William F. Powell invited you into his artisitc world as he shows you how to render a variety of beautiful trees in pencil. the author explains a number of basic drawing techniques before exploring basic tree shapes and leaf types. As you learn how to draw branches, bark and ground foliage, step by step you'll also discover important tips about shading, creating textures, setting up compositions, and applying perspective--helping you develop your won tree drawings to their fullest potential. Helpful examples and esential information make this comprehensive guide a valuable addition to any artist's drawing library. 32 pages, paperback, 10.25" x 13.75" by Walter Foster.
Learn how to easily draw flowers with this guide to observing and recreating botanical life. Artists will learn not only how to draw specific flowers, but about the techniques that can be applied to any plant, including textures, planters, boxes and anatomy. 64 pages, paperback.
Celebrate spring with this collection of flowers, all for you to decorate! Perfect for rainy days, or any time, this coloring book is filled with flowers to color and will keep your children (and you!) entertained for hours.
Landscapes and Seascapes
In this book, you're invited to render a variety of beautiful landscapes in pencil; the author explores a number of basic drawing techniques as he presents his own methods for developing a drawing to its fullest through a series of step by step demonstrations. You'll discover different methods of shading, ways of manipulating drawing tools to produce specific textures, and tips on how to design a well balanced composition, providing you with the necessary knowledge to create your own landscape drawings from preliminary sketch to the complete work. 32 page paperback, 10.25" x 13.75" from Walter Foster.
Sketching the Countryside; How to Draw the Vanishing Rural LandscapeFrank LohanDover Publications / 2010 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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The Acrylic titles in the How to Draw and Paint series teaches the basics of painting a wide variety of captivating subjects with simple step by step instructions and compelling lessons. Each book offers clear demonstrations of a number of basic art concepts and techniques, as well as detailed instruction for re-creating beautiful acrylic paintings in a specific subject. 31 pages, softcover from Walter Foster.
In this title, William Alexander invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to re-create a variety of beautiful landscapes in oil. After exploring tools and materials, he explores tips for various oil painting techniques as well as instructions for how create special effects for landscape elements such as skies, trees, mountains, roads, clouds and lakes. Following demonstrations that show how to develop an oil painting into a finished work of art using the unique Alexander Wet-on-Wet technique, aspiring artists will discover how to creat a beautiful finished painting in just one sitting. Best of all, you will find a wealth of beautiful landscape paintings to copy and admire! 32 pages, paperback, 10.25" x 13.75" from Walter Foster.
Well suited for both individual and classroom use, Exploring Landscape Art With Children pairs quality art reproductions with though-provoking questions, encouraging children to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a child's natural curiosity.
There are many people in this world who have tried to draw or paint a scene at some time or other. Most home and many office walls hold pictures which come from the brush of some member of the family. Probably more time and effort are put into this "scenery art" than all the other picture arts put together. Many of these scenes could have been vastly improved if the artist had known some basic principles. The purpose of this book is to reveal helps which will assure the artist that whatever he does will have a better chance of being good. This how-to handbook explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, successful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching with the most complex renderings to give every artist, beginner or professional, essential scenery drawing techniques. More than 900 diagrams, pictorial explanations and pictures are provided. Perfect for high-schoolers and older.
Drawn to Nature: Through the Journals of Clare Walker LeslieClare Walker LeslieWorkman Publishing / 2005 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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Claire Walker Leslie opens her nature journals to you in this rich compilation of field sketches and notes that cover her observations from a wide variety of viewpoints. Divided into categorical sections, you'll find yourself looking up, down, and all around with new eyes at the sky, the moon, and the color wheel of the seasons. Excellent accompaniment to her Nature Journal titles, or as a gift for the nature enthusiast. 176 heavy paperbound.
Nature Drawing & Journaling: Step-by-Step Lessons in Journaling & Drawing Through Nature's PathBarry StebbingHow Great Thou Art / 2011 / Trade Paperback$20.49 Retail:
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A unique combination of nature journaling instructions, reflections, and space for your own work, Nature Drawing and Journaling will keep you outside observing & thinking for hours. Filled with Barry Stebbing's 40 years' worth of insights on studying nature and keeping an art journal, with patience and practice you'll be able to create your very own! Supply lists, instructions on what a journal is (and is not), and hints on starting your own are provided. The journal pages feature journal entries, full-color illustrations, a quote at the top, and often full-page reproductions of Barry Stebbing's journal. 127 pages, spiralbound softcover, with blank pages in the back.
The outdoors can be a wonderful place to commune with God, as you behold the glory of His creation and observe its remarkable detail and harmony. Such contemplations can inspire thoughts that honor God and add depth and richness to your artistic efforts.
In Nature Studies & Journaling, artist Barry Stebbing offers insights on the process of rendering your meditations on God's creation. With a small investment of time, your collection of drawings and writings can become a treasure for generations to come. 6 Lessons on Three DVDs.
Hone your powers of observation as you delve into the wonders of the natural world. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this excellent resource offers tips for documenting what you see, pointers on sketching and watercoloring, suggestions for keeping accurate records, ideas for teaching nature journaling to a group, and much more. Ideal for city and country dwellers alike! (Includes some "New Age" poetry.) 214 pages, softcover from Workman.