Sketchbook Snapshot: Sketches from “Drawn to Quebec”
I’ve been penning the Drawn to Quebec illustrated column for over a month now, and the majority of my articles have been nature-inspired, naturally.
I thought I’d share with you the companion blog posts I’m doing on www.drawntoquebec.com. In these posts, I do several things:
tell more about the illustrations
elaborate on the circumstances in which I was drawing
share more sketches than just the ones published in the paper
Just recently I started sharing extra tips on sketching, like this week’s look at how different types of bees merit different drawing styles.
Here are a couple of excerpts:
“Bees are essential pollinators. Their value to food production in the U.S. alone is worth over $14 billion annually. Human-related pollination aside, bees of all stripes pollinate a staggering proportion of the wild and domestic plants that fill our forests, prairies, and back yards.”
You can check out the complete post on bees, and all my behind-the-scenes (or should I say “between the pages”) posts at www.drawntoquebec.com.
And, as always, if you’d like to learn more about how to do this yourself, or with your students, do get in touch!