Illustrated Travel Sketchbook: Recording Nature

A course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre , Naturalist Illustrator

Naturalist Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined May 2017

Learn how to represent animals and extraordinary places in your sketchbook by connecting with nature through illustration

  • English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (68)
  • 3023 students

Learn how to represent animals and extraordinary places in your sketchbook by connecting with nature through illustration

Nature illustration allows us to tell stories of extraordinary places and wild animals while expressing our own personal style. Antonia Reyes, an illustrator specialized in depicting the native flora and fauna of Chile, uses just her pencil and watercolors to capture all the details she discovers in her adventures.

In this online course, she teaches you how to record nature through illustrations in a travel sketchbook. Learn how to use it as a tool for exploration and create beautiful compositions that reflect your adventures, drawing animals, plants, and unique places in exquisite detail.

If you want to delve deeper into this style of illustration, you might be interested in Antonia's other two courses: Naturalist Bird Illustration with Watercolors and Naturalist Illustration Techniques: Whales in Watercolor.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 16 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (68)
  • 3023 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 3m)
  • 16 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Work on the composition of several pages in your travel sketchbook, representing nature through illustrations.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Artists, curious minds, and exploration fans who want to step outside to record nature.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of drawing and watercolor illustration.

As for the materials, have at the ready:


    - Graphite pencils
    - A refillable watercolor brush
    - A portable watercolor palette
    - A travel sketchbook
    - A natural space to find inspiration


Reviews

3023 Students
68 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Antonia Reyes Montealegre

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Naturalist Illustrator

Antonia Reyes, or as some know her, Antonia Pajarito, defines herself as a naturalist illustrator. She has become an expert in depicting the native flora and fauna of Chile. Her relationship with nature always begins with exploration, then moves on to artistic interpretation from her studio. Her goal is to create illustrations that move viewers and show the beauty of the earth. Her method is entirely analog, using pencils and watercolors on paper.
Most of her projects are independent, as she is passionate about combining illustrations with experiences, workshops, excursions, etc. She shares her work and discoveries on social media and on her website, both of which have become her logbooks.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Prepare the exit

    • The notebook
    • Art and observation tools
    • Attention and registration of the experience
    • From experience to paper
  • U3

    Drawing nature: the secret

    • First page: drawing simple elements 1
    • First page: drawing simple elements 2
    • Second page: more details in drawing 1
    • Second page: more details in drawing 2
    • Third page: introduce the narrative element
  • U4

    Keep traveling

    • Notebook review
    • The explorer of the future
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustrated Travel Sketchbook: Recording Nature

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Illustrated Travel Sketchbook: Recording Nature. Illustration course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre

Illustrated Travel Sketchbook: Recording Nature

A course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre
Naturalist Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined May 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (68)
  • 3023 students