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The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling - John Muir Laws

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

By: John Muir Laws

Paperback | 7 June 2016

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A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latestart 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 creatingaccurate 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 this book 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.
Industry Reviews

"Holds strong crossover appeal among environmentalism, earth sciences, hiking, and art instruction." -Library Journal

"This beautiful art book will teach you how to be 'still, quiet, and attentive . . . to organize your thoughts, piece together answers, and ask richer questions.' The overall goal is to stimulate your curiosity, and you won't find a better guide." -Foreword Reviews

"More than anything a thorough instructional guide to thinking like a naturalist Laws is, after all, one of the world's foremost naturalists." -Earth Island Journal

"Those new to drawing and journaling will find it an amazing resource, while veteran creators will appreciate the depth and specificity of Laws tips and hacks. All, however, will find inspiration this book will elevate the wonder that lies in us all." -Lake Tahoe News

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"The definitive guide to nature journaling." -The Blue Heron

"An outstanding survey, highly recommended for aspiring nature artists who want details on how to use journaling and art to best advantage." -Midwest Book Review

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