Thursday, 30 August 2018

9 Must See New Colour Books September to November

So, here are the books being published recently that have caught my eye, with purchase links. For the first time I've included a couple of mixed media art books that may interest you.
If you're looking for 2019 calendars, planners and diaries, check out this post - here.


Books


World of Flowers by Johanna Basford

"Join 'colourist queen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond, into the realms of fantasy and imagination."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository






Geomorphia by Kerby Rosanes

"Meet animals that morph from waterfalls and whirlwinds, firey foxes that erupt from volcanoes and fairy-tale castles that grow out of crystal foundations - all for you to bring to life in colour."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository





Millie Marotta's Wild Life Wonders

"The ultimate Millie Marotta colouring book brings together her favourite illustrations from all her books."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository







The Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Coloring book by Charles Santore

"Color and paint in the never-before-seen black-and-white artwork of award-winning illustrator Charles Santore with The Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book!"

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository





Watership Down; the Colouring Book

"Colour in some very special rabbits in this gorgeous colouring book inspired by the animation of Richard Adams' Watership Down."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository







Creative Haven Nutcracker Designs by Marty Noble

"Celebrate this classic holiday story with 31 beautifully detailed illustrations of Clara, the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, and other beloved characters. In addition to a striking central image, many of the pages feature intricate borders that incorporate candy canes, ornaments, snowflakes, and other seasonal motifs."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository




Zendoodle Gnomes in the Neighborhood

"First she changed the way we looked at fairies, then mermaids, and now illustrator Denyse Klette turns her talented eye (and pen) to gnomes."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository






Paint, Play, Explore by Rae Missigman

"In Paint, Play, Explore, Missigman helps you discover those marks that define you as an artist, and weave them into your art in new and interesting ways. Through page after page of creative exploration, you'll become a collector of tools--traditional and unconventional mark-makers that will become an extension of your unique voice."

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository



Cut Paper Pictures by Clover Robin

"Offering step-by-step instructions, visual inspirations, and even a library of unique colors and textures, visual artist Clover Robin covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and using existing photos to create unique personal art." The cover may vary.

Buy it at - Amazon US;   Book Depository





Some Popular Reviews and Posts.....


Colouring the Whole Book - here. with videos














Top Colouring Books of 2017 -  here.








My Amazon wishlist is - here.


On Youtube - here




On Instagram - here.



On Pinterest - here.



On Twitter - here.




Thursday, 9 August 2018

Where to Now?

Hello Everyone.

As you will all have noticed, the flow of newly published colouring books has almost dried up. That takes away the main reason for starting this blog; to review colouring books.

I've decided to close the Facebook page. For now I'll keep this blog going but just as a record of what I'm messing around with in colouring books. If you would like to keep in touch via this blog, please sign up for emails as I won't be publicising this much at all.

Day to day, all my colouring and collaging bits and pieces will be posted on Instagram and when new books come up, I'll post on Twitter about them.
So, once again, follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you wish. Links below.

On Facebook, the whole book colouring group, a lovely, small and chatty place to meet, will continue. You do need to be colouring through a whole book to join though. Search for Colouring the Whole Book - or try this link - here.

Happy colouring everyone and thanks for all the support you've given me.

Here are the other links -



On Instagram - here.



On Pinterest - here.




On Twitter - here.

On Youtube - here

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

13 Must See New Colouring Books for June - August

So, here are the books being published recently that have caught my eye, with purchase links. Scroll down to see 2019 Calendars and Planners.

Special Feature


This month it is my great pleasure to highlight the books of Collette Fergus, in celebration of the release of her latest book. Here is a link to Collette's Amazon page - here.
Collette has an awesome Facebook fan page run by the amazing Jane - here.
The new book - 



The Creatures Dress Book

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository.









I first reviewed Collette's Dress Book here.

I have long considered her books to be perfect for all levels of colouring experience. Just recently I have started collaging my way through this book and I'd like to share this brief flip through video of completed images so far -







Books



The Jewellery Box by Hanna Karlzon

English version of Smyckeskrinet. 
"The inspiration for Jewelry Box is an old Edwardian house and its garden."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository






August Reverie 2

"Featuring regal characters in dreamy settings moving even further in to the realm of artful fantasy."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository








Baker's Dozen - greyscale

"This coloring storybook from Skyhook Press, based on an authentic legend, reveals the origin of the term "baker's dozen" and tells how Saint Nicholas taught a baker to be generous."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository





Beauty of Horror 3 - Haunted Playgrounds

"Go globetrotting with our undead host, Ghouliana, as she shows off her
favorite ghastly haunts from around the world in Volume 3 of the bestselling
coloring book series!"


Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository




Creative Haven Magical Fairies by Marjorie Sarnat

"Welcome to a world of fabulous fairies created by the bestselling artist of Creative Cats Coloring Book."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository







Creative Haven Calming Crochet Coloring book

"Thirty-one relaxing illustrations are packed with everything that make crocheters smile: granny squares, balls of yarn, craft stores, cute animals wearing comfy, handmade outfits, and much more."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository






Flowers and Gems by Salvo

"Grazia Salvo, is a very talented artist who skillfully crafts with the utmost finesse, designs appeased with her Italian sense of beauty."

Buy it at - Amazon 







Mein Spaziergang Durch die Jahreszeiten by Rita Berman

My walk through the seasons. A compilation of Rita's previous individual seasons book.

Buy it at - Book Depository 







Creative Haven Eerie Entangled Art

"spooky patterns filled with quirky images of pumpkins, skulls, ghosts, bats, and all sorts of spine-tingling themes."

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository






Calendars and Planners for 2019


July is the traditional month for 2019 colouring calendars to be released. So far, the field seems to be mostly Johanna Basford creations, but if I track down any others, I'll add them in. It pays to order soon as these items have sold out in the past and I rue the day I didn't order a Brunelleschi calendar last year.


Ivy and the Inky Butterfly 2019 Wall Calendar by Johanna Basford

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository









Johanna Basford 16 month 2018-2019 Weekly Planner

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository







Johanna Basford 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar

I was given last year's one and this is a stunning presentation, in a beautiful box.

Buy it at - Amazon;   Book Depository




The release dates are based on Book Depository, so Amazon dates may vary.

You can see May new books - here.
You can see April new books - here.
You can see March new books - here 
You can see February new books - here.
You can see January new books - here.
You can see December new books - here.



Some Popular Reviews and Posts.....




Top Colouring Books for 2017 - here












Impressions of Schpirerr Farben Pencils - here











My Amazon wishlist is - here.





I'm on Facebook - here.




On Youtube - here




On Instagram - here.



On Pinterest - here.




On Twitter - here.









Monday, 7 May 2018

5 Must See Books for May

So, here are the books being published recently that have caught my eye, with purchase links. A real variety this month - colouring, drawing, puzzles - and an important preview. 
The release dates are based on Book Depository, so Amazon dates may vary.

You can see April new books - here.
You can see March new books - here 
You can see February new books - here.
You can see January new books - here.
You can see December new books - here.
You can see November new books - here.

Preview

World of Flowers by Johanna Basford

"This book invites you to travel the world and beyond into fantastical realms, discovering exotic blooms and extraordinary plants along the way. From floating gardens of water poppies in South Africa to delicate cosmos in Japan, and from fanciful toadstools to enchanted fairytale gardens, an abundance of fascinating florals awaits, ready for you to bring to life in color."

Can be preordered at - Book Depository;

Books


Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing series) by Jane Davenport

"In Fabulous Figures, Jane lays out the basics and walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK






Creative Haven Wizard of Oz by Marty Noble

"beloved scenes inspired by the classic book, featuring richly detailed repeat patterns, mandalas, collage designs, and more."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK





Treasured Alps, Threatened Alps by Claire Scully

"This large-format colouring book from renowned artist Claire Scully features portraits of 51 threatened animals, plants, and landscapes of the Alps. Accompanying texts by environmental journalist Jacopo Pasotti explore what makes each subject so unique as well as what threatens them. In cooperation with WWF Switzerland."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Here is a video of Thomas doing an example - https://youtu.be/IMjq7X3DjB8



Spiroglyphics by Thomas Pavitte

Anything by Thomas is huge fun! See my review of Querkles.
This is new series with Cities & Animals to come.
"Fun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind and make amazing artworks for your wall!"

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK




The Wellbeing Journal

"Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this gorgeous journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. "

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK


Recent Reviews and Posts.....





Dear Data - here










My Amazon wishlist is - here.





I'm on Facebook - here.




On Youtube - here




On Instagram - here.



On Pinterest - here.





On Twitter - here.