Sketching and Sketchbook Resources
The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature
by Cathy Ann Johnson
"Revised and updated with 280 sketches and paintings, this new edition will appeal to the large market of nature lovers, aspiring artists, botanists, birdwatchers, teachers, hikers and naturalists."
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You
by Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth
"In any season, any weather, and any place, a nature journal offers people the opportunity to slow down, observe, reflect, and renew their connection to the living world, whether in the city, the suburbs, or the country. In Keeping a Nature Journal, readers will learn simple techniques for starting and maintaining a journal that will enhance their appreciation of the natural world.
"Using the methods Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth have developed over years of journaling and teaching, Keeping a Nature Journal guides readers in creating ongoing journals for all seasons and purposes, describes simple ways to capture the natural world in words and pictures, and inspires readers to make nature journaling a part of daily life. Step-by-step drawing instructions show how anyone can learn to draw."
How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal
by Claudia Nice
"Everyone, even those who claim they can't draw, can keep an illustrated sketchbook journal. Learning how to creatively illustrate their thoughts, ideas and feelings, readers will delight in recording the world around them as well as the events and details of their lives.
"Claudia Nice, one of North Light's best-selling artists, begins by introducing readers to the wide variety of journals available and the materials they will need, then shows them how to make a sketch using basic art supplies like a pencil, colored pencils and pen & ink. She continues with instruction for using a basic watercolor palette and applying watercolor washes to a journal.
"The remainder of the book deals with each type of journal individually, giving ideas and techniques to make every effort successful. Types include theme journals, discovery and exploration journals, travel journals, reference journals, in-depth study journals, fantasy journals, garden journals and life journals."
About the Author:
"Claudia Nice is a self-taught artist who has developed her realistic style by sketching from nature. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards for her artwork and has shared her masterful techniques through her workshops and best-selling books. They include Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolor, Creating Textures in Pen & Ink with Watercolor, Sketching Your Favorite Subjects in Pen & Ink and Painting Weathered Buildings in Pen, Ink & Watercolor with Claudia Nicee. She lives in Sandy, Oregon."
Instructions for Making Your Own Sketchbook
Inspiration: An Artist's Sketches of Trees
A Page from One of Leonardo da Vinci's Sketchbooks
An Artist's Sketchbook Snippets and Thoughts