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The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

Handbook / ManualArt / Photobook
A brilliant and beautiful guide with great instruction on how to draw and sketch nature and why a sketchbook should be in your backpack when heading outdoors

By: John Muir Laws (Author)

303 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Heyday Books

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #227664 | ISBN-13: 9781597143158
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £36.99 $47/€44 approx

About this book

A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds) is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more.

Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques. While the book's advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling valuable – even revelatory – to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities.

A sketchbook, constructed to withstand excursions in the field and containing several exercises from The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, is also available.


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