Hey everyone. My name is Andrea and I’m a student at UAF. I’ve lived in Fairbanks for 3 years, originally from Dallas, TX. My major is Wildlife Biology and Conservation and this is the first science class I’ve taken so far. I’ve been away from school since… well, 1999, so I’m redoing some refresher math courses and I’ve taken 2 drawing classes. I really love nature a lot but I know very little about plants. I know they’re nice to look at and I really really enjoy drawing them. I’m not a great artist or anything but I love taking nature walks outside and looking at and appreciating the birch. When I draw or do any type of art, I really gravitate mostly to plants and landscapes. I also really enjoy drawing birch. Spruce, on the other hand, to get fine details down, well it takes a lot of precision and patience. Most of my plant drawings are done in charcoal or soft pastels (basically the same thing but soft pastels are in color), and I did a pineapple in pencil. I did actually go into the UAF greenhouse to practice drawing plants as a field trip for my Drawing Class. I did a lot of venus fly traps (and added a taco for comedy).
I am currently working a summer job and have plans to go to Cancun during the 2nd week of August so I’m looking at a busy summer with this class and work. I’ll admit that I don’t know much Biology yet and I’m not well-versed in big Latin words. I love nature and I can’t wait to learn in this class. I’ll attach some of my plant drawings that I did over the past year.
As for what I’m using, I have an Iphone X and also a microscope that will eventually attach to my laptop. I got the microscope last summer for my birthday and haven’t really used it much. I did buy the glasses off amazon with the light attached so I’ll try to set all that up today and also try to put my flower press together.
Thanks for reading!