Tangled Gardens

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From Quartoknows publishers we received a review copy of “Tangled Gardens coloring book”. We kindly thank Quartoknows for this copy.

Information on the internet: Color your way to relaxation and make beautiful art, too! That’s what you get with the Tangled Gardens Coloring Book. Filled with 52 tangle artwork originals from artist Jane Monk, the book offers images inspired by an imaginary stroll through an elaborate garden. Coloring in the pages reveals flowers, bugs, and hidden creatures. Inside a calm pond you’ll color in glimmering fish, floating lilies, and darting dragonflies. There’s even a tangled map to guide you through the color garden.Tangled Gardens Coloring Book begins with a basic color theory lesson and offers some techniques for using various types of colored pencils, pens, or markers to color in the designs. Monk teaches skills such as shading and blending, highlighting, and developing textures and backgrounds. Each of the 52 designs is printed on a page with a blank back, so you can remove the art from the book for framing when you’re through.Unlike painting, you don’t need to have the skills or training of an artist to create masterpieces. Thanks to the design of the Tangled Gardens Coloring Book, all you need to do is pick the colors you prefer and color within the lines. You’ll temporarily disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle, escaping to a world filled with creativity, inspiration, and serenity. The act of coloring is actually a calming activity that soothes and relaxes the brain, helping to reduce stress levels, elevate focus, and promote an overall sense of well-being. So, sharpen those colored pencils and prepare to relax.

In this book there are 52 tangle drawings which you can color in with different materials. The pages are all printed single sided on good, thick quality paper. Some pictures are somewhat difficult to color in, some are easy ones. So this is a book for both beginners and advanced colorists.
First some examples:

In the book there are some pages with well explained information about color schemes and coloring techniques.

My first picture I colored in with Koi Sakura brush pens. These do not bleed through the paper. When coloring the feathers of the owl they bleed somewhat but this did not occur when coloring the sides. I can’t tell what causes this. As for the rest these felt tip pens do well on this paper.

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My second picture I colored in with Faber Castell Polychromos. These colored pencils perform also well on this paper. Layering goes well, like I did when coloring the hearts of the flowers.

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Conclusion: A beautiful book, fine quality paper and pages which you can take out of the book. Defenitely one to recommend to the colorist. There are detailed pictures but also rougher ones. Very suitable for all materials. If you love nature, flowers, trees and animals then this is a book for you!

Data of the book:
Title: Tangled Gardens
Illustrator: Jane Monk
Publisher: Quatroknows
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 13 x 220 x 250 mm
ISBN: 9781589239357
Price: € 17,99

This book is amongst others available at Bol.

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