Take notes when you watch the following video and think carefully about what James Prosek says about seeing nature:
Note also what Jane Kim says about her art, painting birds:
Read about the exhibition “Maria Sibylla Merian and Daughters: Women of Art and Science”, watch the slideshow and read or listen to all of the commentary for each & take notes.
Watch the following two technical videos:
And last but not least,
here is a site with beautiful drawings from the Farallon Islands by a professional illustrator, Sophie Webb. Maybe you know some of her books!