Drawing Trees

I illustrated, designed, and co-wrote this book that encourages mindful guided tracing and observation of the natural world. I spent several months researching historical botanical drawings, nature guides from the last hundred years, and modern illustration and tracing books in order to create a range of shapes to trace. The book not only encourages mindfulness and careful noticing, it educates on the history and power of the trees around us. Thirty different tree species are represented, including pages filled with their leaves, branches and seeds. Inspiring quotes about the natural world are peppered throughout.

"I’m enchanted by “Drawing Trees,” an elegantly designed book from Leah Koransky....Part meditation guide, part botany lesson, this book is a little copse of peace in a chaotic world."

– The Washington Post Book Club

Drawing Trees can be purchased through Princeton Architectural Press or wherever books are sold.