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jill bliss nature drawings + journal giveaway

by Grace Bonney


It’s a dreary morning here in Brooklyn so I’m happy to escape into the world of Jill Bliss‘ nature drawings. To celebrate her new Nature Drawing Journal, Jill is sharing a new illustration with us every morning this week. Today she’s sharing a daffodil drawing inspired by a flower she found on her way to teach at Portland State and hoping that it will inspire you to draw something, too. From today on, Jill and I are opening up the nature drawing process to everyone- and will be picking one lucky reader to receive a free copy of Jill’s new Nature Drawing Journal.

To be considered for the free book all you have to do is pick up a pencil (or pen or paintbrush) and draw. Starting today, take the time to find the nature in your town and draw your version of it on paper. This isn’t a contest to find the most amazing artist, but rather the drawing that really captures the spirit of nature and the fun you had while drawing it. Here’s what we need:

-Upload your own original nature illustration today through Friday, April 8th and leave a link to it in the comment section of any of Jill’s morning posts on D*S this week. (You can link to a Flickr image, a blog post, a Twitpic, etc. But please do not link to a private page of any sort that we cannot see)

-Either on your illustration or with your illustration (in comment form) tell us about what’s in the drawing and what inspired you to pick and draw that piece of nature.

Over the weekend Jill and I will pick our favorite drawing/story combo and send that reader a free copy of Jill’s new book! So if you’re feeling inspired, we hope you’ll share that with us. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never drawn before- this contest is really about a celebration of drawing nature and finding the best combination of image and story. xo, grace

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