Drawing nature, in any medium, is an excellent pursuit. Apart from getting you out into the world and helping you to appreciate its beauties and structure, it calms the mind and soothes the emotions. In this book you will discover the many aspects of drawing the natural world, starting with a close observation of plants and flowers, before exploring the possibilities of nature still lifes that can be made in the comfort of your own home.
As you begin to tackle the outside world, step-by-step examples will show you how to draw trees, rocks, water and sky, using a variety of drawing materials. A chapter on drawing animals covers creatures from crabs to tigers, showing what fun they are to draw and how they present very different challenges for the artist. The final two chapters will focus on drawing landscapes, bringing together the different elements into a harmonious composition. Whether you are drawing in a garden, a park or the open countryside, you will find it extremely rewarding to create a record of where you have been and a feel greater connection to the natural world.