Coloring animal mandalas

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From Ulysses Press we received this Coloring Animal Mandala’s book from Wendy Piersall for writing a review on. We want to thank Ulysses Press very much for this.

Information on the internet: Attain focus, clarity and peace while adding bright and inspiring colors to these unique patterns From the Sanskrit word for “circle,” mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years. Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom—including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, lions, and even dragons—into these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss. With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are spiritual symbols that represent the universe. Coloring these hypnotically beautiful, mystical shapes is a meditative and enjoyable way to relax. A fun way to achieve a state of mindfulness, Coloring Animal Mandalas adds fosters creativity, reduces stress, and allows you to embrace your inner child by focusing on the simple but engaging task of coloring in the detailed designs.

My first impression is that it’s a nice book containing 31 nice animal mandala’s. No less than 31 !! I counted 3 times, but I can’t make it any less. The paper feels a little thin, but because the pages are printed one­sided, the possible pressing through of the felt­tips doesn’t seem much of a problem. She used different animals for making mandala’s. That gives a nice effect. I will show you some examples first.

I coloured my first design with Caran d’Ache Luminance. The pencils colour very well on this paper. By using the layer­on­layer technique you get a very nice result. The paper handles this well and I’m very pleased with the result.

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On my second design I used the Koi Sakura Brush pens. These pens are based on water and it takes some time for the paper to absorb this. The paper bulges a little but when dried that’s all gone. The felt­tips press through a little, but because the pages are printed one­sided, that isn’t a problem.

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Conclusion : A very nice book containing animal mandala’s. Something different from the “normal” mandala’s. The paper is suited for using pencils as well as felt­tips, despite the slight pressing through. What strikes me most is that it colours so easy. Not the standard­colour­mandala’s like you see them in animal mandala’s so often at all, which has been my experience. This is a nice book for colouring something different for a change.

Data from the book :
Title: Animal coloring mandalas
Illustrator: Wendy Piersall
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 150 x 210 x 22 mm
ISBN: 9781612433509

This book is amongst others available at Bol.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

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