Drawing is a nice skill to have, and is less faffing about than watercolour painting. Just find a set of nice pencils (keep away from pets – especially birds) and then enjoy learning to draw the natural world, with these creative books. Meditation in action!
The Green Sketching Handbook shows how to lose yourself in nature, and sketch for pleasure – not perfection. Combining quick easy exercises with the latest research on nature connection, this book will inspire you to pick up a pencil and get started. Inspired by her own journey from climate scientist (who had not drawn since childhood) to artist and nature lover, Dr Ali Foxon shows how to embrace your wobbly lines and create a habit that feels good.
My Day in Small Drawings includes 52 prompts to inspire your observational journey. Use the blank frames to record your life as it grows with you: you and your home, the world around you, modern life, family and friends. Add text to the images and become a storyteller to create your own graphic narrative.
Drawn on the Way looks at how to create captivating line drawings that capture the moments and moods that you encounter on the train, in a cafe, outdoors or anywhere: a young woman lost in thought, a pair of hands clasped on a lap, a peppy beagle, a pair of jeans-clad crossed legs. Sarah invites you to see the people, animals, places and objects you draw with compassionate curiosity. Learn contour drawing and use line work to add texture and learn how to add spot colour. Includes techniques to draw figures and create quick portrats, and draw plants and animals.