Finding and using a Sit Spot

Finding and using a Sit Spot

After that big rush of excitement of getting supplies together, and finding a sketchbook, often come the big questions.

Where, and what shall I journal?

There’s just so much to draw and record out there! Once you begin to notice nature in a different way it’s a little overwhelming, especially when you go outside to journal for the first time. Where do you start?

You may have heard the expression……

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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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Connecting with Nature - wherever you are!

Connecting with Nature -  wherever you are!

One of my intentions with Drawn to Nature is to get more people drawing and keeping a sketchbook record of their journey. Why? Well, if you’re reading this you will already know that I’m fairly passionate about art and nature, and I love to share with like minded people!

There are other reasons too, one of which is that close observation creates a whole new level about how you see the world. Everyday things and occurrences become interesting, exciting and often quite beautiful, when you look at them from a different perspective.

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