Category: Nature Sketching

Let’s Paint a Simple Twig Sketch

Today I’m going to show you a simple little twig sketch anybody can do. Not only is it not complicated but we are going to use one color: “chestnut” a Graphitint water soluble pencil by Derwent. Step 1: Make a light sketch with a… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Simple Twig Sketch”

Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch

Oh Boy! Look what I found! It’s a cluster of Asian Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) hibernating under tree bark: I’m currently reading a wonderful book by Bernd Heinrich titled, Winter World.  In Heinrich’s book he describes various animal techniques for survival in the winter.… Continue Reading “Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch”

Stormy Day Sketch

Why, it was just a week ago I told some friends I would give them $20 bucks if they can give me a thunderstorm! How I miss a nice rumbling thunderstorm. The kind that starts low in the distance, gently getting louder as it… Continue Reading “Stormy Day Sketch”

Just Before Dusk Sketch

How lucky am I to witness such beauty? I’m sure some lottery winners are not as happy as I (You know, they sometimes lose everything they get in a few years!). But nature can never be taken away or lost. Just look what I… Continue Reading “Just Before Dusk Sketch”

Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch

Hot dog, he’s back! Why am I so excited? Aren’t chickadees common in the Chicago area? Yes. But my chickadee has been missing for nearly three years! Chickadees use to visit my feeder on a regular basis. Then all of a sudden…poof…gone. I had no idea why. Perhaps… Continue Reading “Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch”

Cardinal at My Feeder Sketch

Is this not the most perfect sight in winter? My mom came over and took some awesome pictures out my window. Unable to use her flash because of the reflection in the window, we were a little concerned at how dark the pictures came… Continue Reading “Cardinal at My Feeder Sketch”

Nature Sketch from your Car Window

Once again Chicago has dealt us a wicked weather hand. In a mater of a few hours, 4 inches of snow has melted and 3 inches of rain had fallen. It was just yesterday that single digit temps reigned the daily forecast, but now… Continue Reading “Nature Sketch from your Car Window”