Drawing from videos: very useful if you don’t have live birds in your studio. While painting a pair of rusty-margined flycatchers, I was troubled by a weird head position in the field sketch. What looked okay in the drawing looked … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure!, Art, bird art, bird-drawing technique, birding, birds, field sketching, How-to, natural history, Nature, oil painting, painting, Panama, Pastel, rainforest, Sounds & Movies, Stupid Critter Tricks
Tagged art, bird watching, birding, drawing, life drawing, natural history, Nature, oil painting, Oklahoma, painting, Panama, pastels, rainforest, sketchbooks, tropics, Wildlife
A really long week, which will magically end with streamed movies and hot food delivered in a cardboard box. All’s well. Happy Friday.
Our front yard has lost its lawn, piece by piece, in favor of more and more flowers. We have become an arthropod haven and refueling station for every bee, butterfly and hummingbird in the neighborhood. Pollinators need a little sanctuary … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure!, Drawing, entomology, Environment, Evolution, field sketching, garden, natural history, Nature, nature journaling, Oklahoma, Pop culture references, random speculation, Science, self-indulgence, Sketching, Wildlife
Tagged beneficial insects, biodiversity, entomology, gardening, gardens, insects, life drawing, natural history, Nature, Oklahoma, pollinators, sketching, wheelbugs, Wildlife