A one-of-a-kind, art-filled how-to guide geared to wildlife students and naturalists, based on the author s college course*Pages from actual field notebooks clearly illustrate what works and why*Hints and advice for outdoorspeople with even limited artistic skills
NB This review was first published by me on Amazon.co.uk...I wish I'd had a copy of this book a few years back when I started my Designing with Plants course with KLC. The course requires quite a bit of drawing, particularly for the 50 plant profiles element, showing how each chosen plant plus 3 selected companions fit together. I bought a couple of botanical illustration books at the time as I haven't done much in the way of artwork since I was 14, but found them to be way above the level I needed and gave..
Are you a backyard birdwatcher curious about the lives and habits of your feathered friends? A hiker who wonders about the world you ramble through? An artist or writer seeking to learn more about nature?If you answered yes to any of those questions, Susan Leigh Tomlinson's book is for you. This thoughtful and elegantly written guide shows you to how to dip beneath the surface of the natural world through keeping an illustrated field journal. We journal about our lives, why not journal about the other speci..
The book contains very straightforward help on getting started keeping a nature journal. In the book you will find ideas on what equipment you should have for nature observing and journaling (using common sense), types of notebooks, how to set up a notebook, and making your pages attractive and informative with simple ideas.It also contains very useful info on field sketching, and has simple practices to help you prepare to get outdoors and sketch animals that may move or disappear quickly. The author give ..