Art 4 – Observational Drawing from Nature – 8/16


  1. Watch the clip above from Kurosawa’s movie, Dreams. What is Van Gogh’s advice? Make notes in your sketchbook.
  2. Read the link below and make notes on the importance of nature based art? Make notes on this and on the other links below.

Drawing Closer to Nature, Peter London

3. Oil pastel techniques:

4. Oil pastel (and chalk pastel) information:

5. Chalk pastel and underpainting with alcohol:

In your sketchbook, list ideas and possible locations for drawing from nature (you will not be working from a photograph but from life.)  Once you do studies on the site, you may take your own photos for reference for further work.


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