Drawing Nature in Autumn

20 Oct 2005 - my nature journal
20 Oct 2005 - my nature journal

Drawing nature in autumn is often a matter of collecting while outside and drawing in the comfort of a warm and toasty home.

I like to gather these things to draw.

  1. nuts and acorns
  2. leaves
  3. seed pods and seed heads
  4. berries
  5. twigs and branches
  6. dried grasses
  7. dead insects
  8. “weeds”
  9. different maple tree seeds
  10. different oak acorns and leaves
  1. migrating hawks (maybe with help from a book – Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight – has good photos of hawks the way you usually see them, overhead)
  2. make bark rubbing by taping a sheet of paper to a tree trunk and rubbing with a crayon
  3. leaf rubbing – use bark rubbing technique on leaves

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