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Visual References for the Artist Interested in Nature

Christina Mrozik
The list author says: "These are my favorite nautre reference books for drawing. Check them out, they are all simply incredible."
Evolution
Evolution
"A stunning collection of photographs by Patrick Gries of the skeletal structure of both common and uncommon species. Beautifully lit white skeletons on black backgrounds, the animals span from snakes to giraffes, to hippopotomi and orchas, lizards and frogs, deep sea creatures and ponies. This book literally takes my breathe away."
Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary
Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary
"This book contains a beautifully displayed assortment of creatures from the archipelago islands. All of the images are photographs taken of the animal against a pure white background, which is great for drawing because you can focus on all of the aspects of the creature without distraction. The images are large and clear and the images of the nudibranchs are glorious, FYI."
Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley
Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (The Colored Plates 1734-1765)
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (The Colored Plates 1734-1765)
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Karl Blossfeldt: The Complete Published Work (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (English, German and French Edition)
Karl Blossfeldt: The Complete Published Work (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (English, German and French Edition)
"A fantastic collection of the prints of Karl Blossfeldt- a photographer that would arrange stunning specimin of plants into ornate designs. All the images are soft greys because of the developing process, and range from extreme closeups to several plants"
Birds: Mini Edition: The Art of Ornithology
Birds: Mini Edition: The Art of Ornithology
"This book is small, but beautiful. It not only discusses the history of drawing birds but has beautiful images of prints and paintings spanning the 1500s through the 1800s. A must have for any artist or ornithologist."
The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library)
The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library)
Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide
Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide
"This book tries to give an image for every bird in existence; there are literally thousands of images. It's both general, in the sense that there's only room to give you a small amount of information about each, but extensive for the sheer number of birds it discusses. Great for finding new and interesting species that you can further research in other books."
Birds: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides)
Birds: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides)
"A variety of pictures that show birds in unique positions making dynamic shapes. This is great for drawing. Covers a large sampling of species but not so many that the pictures are too small to visually reference."
500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form (500 Series)
500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form (500 Series)
Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before
Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before
"The famous TV series"
Life
Life
"The almost as good but not quite TV series"