Illustrating Nature is a generously illustrated, complete guide to learning to draw what you see in nature, from beginning sketching to a professional career. The perfect gift for the budding artist - or your own "artist-within." Suitable and useful for every level of expertise; beginners, professionals, and anyone gone sketching who wants to translate their vision into a drawing. Start at the beginning and progress at your own speed. Draw in your sketchbook or journal with increasing skill and serenity. This book is your ticket to the natural world. But you don’t have to trek to a far off wilderness to get there. It’s all around you to enjoy every day – from the ladybug on the windowsill, to the milkweed in the sidewalk crack, to the frog croaking in the back yard. Adults can begin immediately learning step-by-step skills that will enhance their personal journaling or even lead to a career in art. Kids will find the book easy and fun to use as they learn techniques that will impress their friends and family. Teens can achieve success on their own using the abundant illustrations and instructions.