The University of Newcastle is offering a short, fully online course called Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101.
The course runs for six weeks, giving you the skills to create accurate and stunning replications of subjects from the natural world. You will learn things such as:
- Core scientific observational skills
- Field drawing and sketching techniques
- Concept sketch development
- Composition for natural history illustration
- Form, proportion and structure essentials
- Drawing and rendering techniques
Best of all, no prior experience with nature illustration is necessary to start the course. If you love nature and art, this could be the ideal course for you.
Read more about the course here: https://www.edx.org/course/drawing-nature-science-and-culture-natural-history-illustration-101-2