Ellen Million Graphics is a part of this worldwide trend of adult colouring as well, but what sets their books apart from all the rest? Well, for one, their area of expertise is fantasy worlds, which I love! But more importantly, these books are a collaboration of different artists creating a book together! While you have one ongoing themed book, you get a variety of different drawing styles to colour in and it really keeps the interest! These three books really caught my eye and they are absolutely gorgeous illustrations!
While the title of this colouring book may lead you to believe that you'll be colouring an endless amount of birds and butterflies...don't worry...you will be! BUT it's NOT bleak and boredom won't set in. There are some bird species in here that aren't often featured in colouring books. And there are other critters thrown in there to peek one's interest! Birds and Butterflies is a nicely illustrated book, containing smooth, crisp linework, however, it doesn't lose that hand drawn feel that we all know and love when it comes to good books.
I paired this book review with a product review of Sakura Gelly Roll pens SOLELY because of a single black background page in Chadwick's book. I thought it would be PERFECT to show off the Moonlight gellies! Let's dive on in shall we?!
I had the wonderful opportunity to review a couple coloring books by the talented Sue Coccia! Sue, the creator of EarthArt International, gathered her inspiration for her art from her Grandmother's Grandmother, who was Native American. That tiny bit of heritage had a huge influence on her unique pen and ink drawings of animals. She has a big love for animals. So much so that a portion of her profits from sales goes to the preservation of animals and their natural habitat and the National Wildlife Federation has recognized her last home as a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. How cool is that!
Founded in 1832, Derwent, a UK based company, has been making fine art pencils for over 180 years! They take pride in their high quality products as well as innovating and developing BETTER products for future artists. With many materials to choose from, I've heard loads of people taking to their Coloursoft pencils, so here I am with a review so I can let you all know if they live up to all the raving!
These two products (I thought) would make for a great review together, as one is more artist grade and a bit more expensive while the other is way more affordable. Red packaged Faber-Castell products are marketed towards kids, while their infamous green/blue packaging is always going to be the higher artist quality and more expensive. But hey, who doesn't love using "kids" products. And who are we kidding...Everything by Faber-Castell is great quality! So here I am to show you both ends of the spectrum!
Adult colouring really came to the spotlight because of this "Queen of Ink" right here, Johanna Basford and her fabulous, intricate colouring books, Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden (along with all of her other products!) She takes you on a journey through an inky wonderland filled with flowers, leaves (SO MANY LEAVES!), and enchanting, woodland animals; pages waiting to be filled with lots of colour! These are by far my absolute favorite books to colour in and I'm here to show you all what Johanna has created for us coloristas, as well as show you that colouring in the lines isn't the only thing you can do with these books!
I'm Kourtney, and I'm a mother of two litle girls and the wife of a Navy sailor. I review colouring books and products for publishers and art supply companies to give my Coloristas a guide to buying and growing their collections. And of course I love to colour any chance I get (mostly when the kids are asleep!)