How to Sketch Giraffe

How to Sketch Giraffe

In the sketching tutorial video below, I teach you simple but effective techniques for sketching giraffe. I start by giving you a foundation of knowledge about the giraffe’s biology and anatomy so that your drawings will clearly reflect their proper structure....
How to Draw a Red-eyed Tree Frog

How to Draw a Red-eyed Tree Frog

Learn how to draw a Red-eyed Tree Frog in this video tutorial, while also learning fun facts about their biology, ecology, habitat and more! I filmed this tutorial as a Facebook Live video so that’s why it’s a bit grainy and in the vertical position, but I...

Fabulous Frogs

  The video below introduces a new movie by the folks at Frog Rescue and Jonathan Kolby, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who is studying threatened frogs in remote regions of the world. Learn more about his Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center.  ...
How to Sketch Beetles

How to Sketch Beetles

Why learn to sketch beetles? Well, did you know that approximately 25% of earth’s animal species are beetles? That’s right, entomologists believe that there are over 350,000 species of beetles in the world. So, it’s likely you’ll encounter one...
How to Sketch Newts

How to Sketch Newts

How to Sketch a Newt In this video, you’ll learn about newts, salamanders, and amphibians while also learning to draw them.  If you’d like to learn how to draw a newt, get a pencil and download the Newt Sketching Cheatsheet to follow along. Here’s a...
How to Draw Hummingbirds

How to Draw Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a diverse and fascinating family, with the important ecological role as pollinators, especially in the tropics where both flowering plants and hummers reach their greatest biological diversity.  In North America, hummingbirds visit and pollinate such...
Georgia O’Keeffe Lesson Plan

Georgia O’Keeffe Lesson Plan

Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15th, 1887 on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She has been an inspiration to me all of my life, with her love of nature and her subject matter that included the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of New Mexico, and the...
Beginner’s Tips for Painting Autumn Leaves

Beginner’s Tips for Painting Autumn Leaves

Does the thought of painting in watercolor intimidate you? Is it even harder for you to imagine how you might do it outdoors, in a park or meadow? Let me help get you started! Fall leaves are a great subject to start your painting journey with, since they come in so...
Hints for accurate nature sketching

Hints for accurate nature sketching

Have you always wanted to sketch the natural world but didn’t know how? Perhaps you’ve taken drawing lessons in the past but were either frustrated with the techniques or have forgotten what you learned. Well, I’m here to reassure you that anyone can...

How to Draw a Woodpecker

Step-by-Step Tutorial on Drawing a Woodpecker Get a pencil and paper and follow along to this quick tutorial. How to Draw a Woodpecker How to Draw a Woodpecker Coloring Page Woodpecker-How-To-Draw (pdf) All You Ever Wanted to Know About Woodpeckers The Peterson...