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From Fox Chapel Publishing we received Creative Coloring “Patterns of Nature” by Valentine Harper. We want to thank Fox Chapel Publishing very much for this.
Information on the internet: Inside this gorgeous coloring book for grownups are 30 ready-to-color art activities that explore the beautiful natural textures of the world around us. Each illustration is so richly detailed it might take you hours to complete just one page. But you don t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these intricate drawings. Talented artist Valentina Harper provides easy-to-follow tips on her distinctive patterning techniques. And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the fun with beautiful coloring examples. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. Whether you use markers, gel pens, watercolors, or colored pencils, this book is the perfect way to relax and enjoy coloring.
As the title of the book reveals, it is filled with nature designs. Flowers, animals, fruit, stones and much more. The paper feels a lot more firm than in the books of Valentina I already have.I find that a plus for sure. Furthermore the book contains examples of coloured designs as there are in all of her books.The pages are printed onesided and on the backside you will see what is pictured. For example : grass, seahorses and coffeebeans. You can choose to colour with natural colours or you can give it your own twist. I will show you some examples first.
I used Marco Raffine colouring pencils on my second design. The pencils work just awesome on this paper. Some of the contours can be seen here as well, but that may be me. Because of starting just a little to severe. I think this design came out great.
Conclusion : A very nice book with various designs. The quality of the paper is very good. Better than some of her books in my collection. The pencils as well as the brushpens go over the paper very well. There’s hardly any pressing through, but you can see the contours from the drawing however. But because the pages are printed onesided, that is no problem. Are you a Valentina Harper fan like me, this book has to be in your collection.
Data from the book :
Title: Creative Coloring Patterns of Nature
Illustrator: Valentina Harper
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Product dimensions: 213 x 277 x 5 mm
Price: € 8,99
This book is amongst others available at Bol.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.