Nature is full of an abundance of plants and animals, filling our lives with color, motion and amazement. Have you ever wondered how you could record them in your artwork? This workbook is a concise overview of all the steps that go into composing a realistic, detailed natural science illustration. Topics covered are inspiration, research, composition, drawing, painting, composing the painting "Midwest Summer," and framing. A "Call to Action" section outlines the steps I use to teach my students in my live classes.. This 45 page workbook is filled with valuable information that will help you organize and create a detailed work. This workbook can be used by any level artist working in any medium.