the use of cutouts, molds and erasers to create mossy and lace-like effects.
Many of these techniques were invented by Irene, and previously were shared only with in-person workshop attendees.
Irene suggests that you either have a solid grounding in right-brain
drawing techniques or that you first download and work through her
workbook Nature Sketching Basics before attempting the more advanced
techniques in this book
This is a fun workbook with three major projects designed for success:
you'll draw and shade a cattail (with exploding fluff); you'll draw a
furry mouse and its whiskers against a black background, and you'll
create a small masterpiece of a mushroom on a mossy log.
In her clear, simple, and lightly humorous fashion,
Irene leads you through the various projects in dense detail, leaving
nothing to chance. Photos and illustrations clarify every step and
topic, and plenty of large, clear photos are provided for you to draw
and shade from, although you're encouraged to use your own natural
items if available.
You'll be amazed at the soft fuzz on your cattail, the
startlingly crisp whiskers on your mouse, and you'll just love your
mushroom ~ fit for framing.