Drawing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but also one of the original mindfulness techniques, being a great way to be in the moment and observe your surroundings. Despite the common assumption that the ability to draw is a skill you either possess or you don't, it can be readily learnt with the right teacher guiding you. Christine Allison fulfils that role with her expertise and friendly, encouraging approach. With 10 step-by-step tutorials, Christine helps beginners navigate a range of subject matters and drawing media, providing them with a thorough grounding in the basics of this satisfying art. In addition to the tutorials, Christine provides advice on tools, materials and techniques, gives plenty of tips throughout and presents ideas on how to take each tutorial a step further. There's also a special focus on noticing the things around you that can make interesting subject matters, practising a drawing a day, and gathering a collection of reference material to inspire you - each explored in a feature spread, setting them apart from the tutorials.
Christine Allison is a highly regarded artist specialising in drawings and paintings of birds, animals and fish. She is particularly intrigued by birds of prey and is perhaps best known for her large-scale, dramatic paintings of owls, falcons, eagles and hawks, which have led to international acclaim.