Julia Bausenhardt

Nature Journaling & Illustration

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My nature sketchbook

Here are the pages from my nature sketchbook that I was working on in the class.

On the first page (left) I followed a heron and quickly sketched its shape and silhouette. I later added watercolor, and my observations in text.

On the right side you can see the yellow leaf, bark with lichen and ivy leaf. I outlined all the objects with a pencil, then added watercolor in several layers, and in some cases added a bit of ink over it. I also added my notes (questions and wonderings) in text, as well as a more detailed study of the lichen.

 

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On the next page you can see the different kinds of berries demonstrated in different techniques. Watercolor, ink, marker pens and colored pencil can be combined to get interesting effects. I added a few notes here as well. Notice that I added a bit of white gel pen on the leaves in the lower left - my camera didn't record this part, but I think it makes the leaves more realistic.

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