Do you have any recommendations for learning materials? I'm a young wildlife biologist and I'd like to get comfortable with not only sketching, but intimately drawing birds and plants. My university doesn't offer any courses on scientific illustration, so I'd like to teach myself. There are a lot of illustration guides and anatomy guides out there, and I don't quite know where to start. Thanks!
Hi, there are several good guides to drawing birds and plants, here are a few recommend ones:
General drawing books:
Nature Drawing: A Tool for Learning by Clare Walker Leslie
How to Draw Plants: the Techniques of Botanical Illustration by Keith West
Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants by Sarah Simblet
There’s a longer list of books here: