Monday, 29 August 2016

Enchanting and Magical

This is Jessica Palmer's third Tangle book and it's both different, and similar, to her previous books. The title is Tangle Magic but it's less about magic as such and more about the magical and enchanting aspect of fantasy.

My colouring

Title:  Tangle Magic 
Artist:  Jessica Palmer

Here is my video flip through -

At a glance…..

Size - 222 x 222, 80 pages
Single-sided images - no
Images into the spine - yes
Paper - good
Perforated - no 
Water based pens - yes but test first.
Who will love it - those who like colouring fantasy creatures, those who have enjoyed Jessica's previous Tangle books, and those who want to learn more about colouring gems.

Colouring by Dana Loffland

You can find out more …

Tangle Magic

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Tangle Bay

You can buy it at - Book Depository

You can read my mini review of Tangle Wood here.

Colouring by Dana Loffland

Tell me more …


Like her previous books, animals feature a lot in Tangle Magic. That was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting more darkness and black magic in this book. 
To me, this book feels similar to Hanna Karlzon's drawings so if you like Hanna's books, you will probably like Tangle Magic too.

Colouring by Dana Loffland


There is a multitude of animals and birds in this book, sporting hats and crowns and gorgeous attire. Of course there are owls too, and I love Jessica's owls. There are a few beautiful landscape images on double page spreads and there are several images with black backgrounds. There is a mix of detailed images and pages with less happening. There are also images that give you scope for adding backgrounds and your own details.
Line width is medium and you shouldn't need the magnifying glass!
Within each image is a hidden gem or trinket to find - practise for you at colouring jewels!

Layout and Paper:

Tangle Magic is the same size as Tangle Wood and Tangle Bay so they look great together as a set.
The endpapers have images you can colour and the first page shows you Five Steps to Colour a Shiny Gem. The paper is white and good quality. There is a blank page at the back for you to try out any pens you may wish to use. Binding is string and the book lies pretty flat. A few images run into the spine but you will manage this easily.

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Reviews and Posts from last week

- 48 Glorious Greyscale Images from Nicole - here.

- 19 Must See New Books for September - here.

- Revisiting Andrew Lang's Fairy Tales - here.

* This book was purchased by me.