Celebrating Nature - All Year!

Celebrating Nature - All Year!

How often do you celebrate events? 

Chatting to friends recently I mentioned that it would soon be a special anniversary for me and Weaselman. They asked what we were going to do to commemorate it.

Well, I ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ a bit.

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Three simple steps to improve your nature drawing

Three simple steps to improve your nature drawing

I used to believe drawing was a talent you were born with, and only certain, special,people were gifted with the ability to do it. When I finally understood that drawing and painting are simply skills you learn and develop like any others, it revolutionised both how I drew, and thought about drawing.

Most nature journalers are striving to create images which are realistic, and that can be challenging.

By knowing and understanding our subject, we can make our drawing more realistic. That boosts confidence and helps us on our journey to find our personal artistic style!

So, here’s what I think is the most important tip

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Nature Journal Practical: A beginners kit

 Nature Journal Practical:  A beginners kit

People often ask about the practical aspects of starting to keep a nature journal. 

It seems straightforward. You need a book to draw and write in in, and something to draw/paint with.

The problems begin when you look at the huge range of different art tools and equipment available!

All that choice, and so many different options. 

What to choose? 

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