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Common Garden Snail
30 Days Wild wildlife nature blog challenge.
Today's quick blog post is about going slow with a snail.
Go Slow with a Snail : 30 Days Wild Nature Challenge
A snail, is a snail, is a snail....this is a common garden snail. There are up to 80,000 different species of snail around the world..this one is native to the UK and Europe.
They are most likely
to be seen after the rain and especially like dark, cool, damp
places, such as beneath a flowerpot. When the weather is too hot, a
snail will move to a shady patch until it becomes cooler and, if it's too dry, they are naturally attracted to water.
Considered a pest by many gardeners, upon close inspection they are not only interesting creatures but can bear beautiful markings in natural patterns and colours, often with a glazed finish.
There is so much to discover about snails, that it really is a case of going slowly with a snail...but first some anatomical drawings to get to understand it better!
For the #30dayswild post in 2016, Nature Challenge : Go Slow with a Snail, click here.
Wildlife Drawing Classes Wildlife art classes in drawing wildlife.
There is more to be gained from drawing British wildlife than
drawing and sketching alone – with wildlife art classes, there can be enjoyment in discovering about some of Britain’s favourite animals and birds in the
company of other artists and nature enthusiasts, through drawing
wildlife classes which bring together like-minded individuals in a pleasant setting.
Drawing animals and birds from life is an excellent
way to engage with the natural world around us. An
understanding of wildlife anatomy, behaviour and environment, through
observations and sketches, can help build the skills and knowledge
necessary for more detailed graphite or coloured pencil drawings of
British wildlife and birds.
Drawing class subjects include the familiar favourites such as: foxes,
squirrels, hedgehogs, mice, deer and birds, plus some of the more
elusive characters from the British countryside – badgers, otters,
wildcats, newts, hawks and…
British Wildlife Watercolours.
British wildlife, birds and flowers are carefully painted using
watercolours, based on the wildlife and botanical subjects from the
garden and local woods.
Wildlife such as small British woodland
animals (badgers, foxes, squirrels, mice, bats, deer, otters, wild
cats, stoats, weasels - even wild boar, pine martens, beavers and, one day, lynx may return to the wilds of Britain!) and UK garden birds, butterflies and bees, along with
ladybirds and dragonflies, add to the joys to be found in the garden, or just beyond, all year round.
Watercolours can be used to capture the beauty in the animal or plant subject using the fluidity of the paints.
Everyone's favourite! A beautiful owl resting amongst the bluebells.
Watercolours can be used in a variety of wildlife paintings for
different effects based on creative preferences. For the traditional,
realistic bird and wild animal paintings, dry applications of paint
are built up slowly to create depth and form…
British Wildlife Illustrations
These whimsical watercolour illustrations are naturally a creative extension to the observations and studies required for realistic, traditional wildlife watercolours.
They also dip into to Nature's mysterious world from a
For book illustration enquiries, please contact via email in the first instance.