Resources: Sketching, learning by drawing, and more
*This list is dynamic, and in-development. Feel free to make suggestions (use the comments section or contact me directly) re additional resources and great examples that should be included.
New species at risk book written in indigenous languages by GNWT departments of Environment and Natural Resources and Education, Culture and Employment, and the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board (illustrations by ecologist and artist Jean Lieppert Polfus).
www.buzzhootroar.com – a graphics-driven blog that shares and/or explains a scientific concept in 300 words or less.
LEARN TO DRAW & IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
Guide to Sketching and Field Journal Basics – context and sketching exercises for keeping a natural history sketchbook/journal
3 free online sketching workshops from Strathmore (art supplies company)
A Life in hand: Creating the illuminated Journal (Hannah Hinchman, 1991)
First Step Series: Sketching and Drawing (Cathy Johnson, 1995)
Keeping a Nature Journal (Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth)
The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature (Cathy Johnson, 1997)
Urban Watercolor Sketching (Felix Scheinberger, 2011)
INCORPORATING SKETCHING INTO SCIENCE & NATURAL HISTORY
My Guide to Sketching and Field Journal Basics – context and sketching exercises for keeping a natural history sketchbook/journal
Drawing to learn in science research substantiating multiple benefits of drawing in science, from Science (Aug. 2011)
Video on observation and field journaling by naturalist & artist John Muir Laws
Nature journaling with your family (blog post with tips relevant to teachers and parents) by naturalist & artist John Muir Laws
USING SKETCHING IN YOUR CLASSES (classrooms, field trips & field courses)
CA Native Plant Society field journal curriculum (GREAT intro to nature sketching, whether you’re a teacher or not.)
Picturing to Learn -research/teaching methodology for university science students which uses drawing to assess student comprehension and increase student engagement and learning
USING OTHER PEOPLE’S IMAGES (same rules apply for illustrations)
Working with an illustrator:
WHY IMAGES MATTER
What if all the images went away? Scientific American explores scicomm without images
YOUR IMAGES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Are you really giving away your intellectual property rights when you share your images on social media? Maybe. Here are some best practices for sharing while retaining your rights.
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