|Small "two-second" bird sketches of the mourning doves on our deck. Each little sketch takes between 2 and 10 seconds. I call them "two second" sketches so I keep moving fast and am not tempted to stop and throw in detail.|
This May I'm going to teach a class on basic field sketching techniques for beginners at the Biggest Week in American Birding warbler festival. Fun!!! We'll learn several ways to draw and write about birds (including the two-second bird sketches, as well as ways to draw detailed bird renderings with accurate field marks). We'll also work on techniques for drawing flowers, leaves, and even landscapes. If you're not an artist, don't worry. The goal of field sketching is not to create finished pieces of art, it's to learn how to get better at observing nature...and develop a deeper appreciation of nature.
|...keep singing those spring love songs Mr. Mourning Dove. |
I'll keep sketching you!
at the Biggest Week in American Birding!
While I'm at the festival, I'll be blogging too. Hope to see you there!
For more information on the field sketching
and nature journaling class and bus tour, click here!
Check out the new BSBO Swamp Shop!
All proceeds go to the Black Swamp Bird Observatory:
|Spring Migration at Magee Marsh is so much fun. I'm looking forward to walking the boardwalk and seeing all the warblers!!|