What I liked about this was studying the details. Frustrating to not really be able to judge scale. Benefits of sketching is the attention you pay to the details, a photograph captures the details, but one may not really notice them since everything blends together more. I would not have noticed the veins in the leaves, or the layers of feathers if I didn't draw this and just snapped a photo.
I signed up for this class because I think nature journaling will help me to slow down and look more carefully at what I see. I'm hoping that it will also improve my artistic skills.
I appreciated the variety of the journals. I like the idea of having some goals to make sure this inspiration to slow down and look and sketch doesn't fall by the wayside. I'm thinking of a once per week goal of watching/noticing/sketching something.