Sunday, 26 February 2017

20 Must See New Books for March

So, here are the books being published in March that have caught my eye, with purchase links. April will be the biggest month ahead for new titles although March is shaping up well too. There are also a couple of books that I missed recently.
The release dates are based on Book Depository, so Amazon release dates may vary.

Let me know if there's a book here that you'd like me to review.

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.
You can see October New Books here.
You can see September New Books - here.
You can see August New Books here.

Colouring Books

Twilight Garden by Maria Trolle
Much anticipated English version of this beautiful book.
Available at - Book DepositoryAmazon US;

Also available in Artist's Edition
Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;
Amazon UK
For postcards link see the Postcards section.

The Flower Year by Leila Duly
"Leila Duly's new coloring book is a celebration of a year of flowers. Month by month, follow the progress of the seasons with intricate illustrations of flowers, birds, butterflies, and other insects and small creatures to color in."
Review and flip through videos of both books is here.
Available at - Book DepositoryAmazon US
and Amazon UK 
Also - Floribunda Journal at Book Depository, also at Amazon USAmazon UK

Fantastic Planet by Steve McDonald
"Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more."

Available at - Book Depository;

Carnival Escape by Jade Gedeon
"Colour your way through the celebration of street parties, masquerades, calypso music and steel band competitions."

Available at - Book Depository

Colour My Sketchbook - Dragons by Bennett Klein
Greyscale colouring.
Available at - Book Depository;

Colour My Sketchbook - Darker by Bennett Klein
Also greyscale colouring.
Available at - Book Depository;

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole by Isobel Lundie
"Each spread shows a different section of the impossibly plunging depths of the hole down which Alice follows the white rabbit."

Available at - Book Depository;

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland 2 by Jonathan Green
"A sequel to our bestselling Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book, which has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide in three months."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon UK

The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques
"Filled with information on the basic characteristics and colour ranges of the main kinds of coloured pencil, and step-by-step visual demonstrations of key techniques from blending, blocking in and burning to sgraffito, stippling and impressing."
Review and video flip through is - here. Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

Inkspirations, Love by Design
" Art therapists have long known that making art is a powerful and enjoyable tool for self-exploration and processing emotions."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

Three new books from Helen Elliott

Helen Elliott's A Dog's Life
" Escape to somewhere far away, and get lost in the fun of a dog's life."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

Helen Elliott's A Village Life
"Explore the quaint little villages of south Wales which have inspired the work of Helen Elliott."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

Helen Elliott's Beach Life

Available at - Book Depository;   Amazon US;

A Million Owls by Lulu Mayo
"Inside are over 30 spreads of cute and quirky owls, decorated with intricate Japanese patterns and motifs."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

William Morris Designs
"His hugely popular wallpapers and fabrics transformed the Victorian interior, and his craftsmanship elevated the concept of design above the mass production of the era."

Available at - Book Depository;   Amazon US;

Audubon Birds Coloring book

Available at - Book Depository;

Postcards, Posters, Gift Boxes

Twilight Garden Postcards by Maria Trolle - 20 postcards

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US

Gift Boxes to Make & Colour; Birds & Blossoms by Felicity French
"Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box! The boxes are beautifully decorated and perfect for Easter treats."

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;

Imagimorphia Posters by Kerby Rosanes
20 posters.

Available at - Book Depository;   Amazon UK

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Meet Sally, Colourer of the Month for February - here.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Meet Sally - Colourer of the Month for February

This will be a monthly post, featuring someone whose colouring has caught my eye.
You can check out all the Colourers on this page - 

Check out Colourer of the Month for August - Amber
Check out Colourer of the Month for September - Jeff
Check out Colourer of the Month for October - Beth
Check out Colourer of the month for November - Louise
Check out Colourer of the Month for December - Sandra
Check Out Colourer of the Month for January - Robyn

You can see all the Colourer of the Month posts - here.

Introducing Sally who lives in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Intricate Ink by Tim Jeffs

A little bit about me….

I am married with two kids, four grandchildren and two dogs.

What made you start colouring?

I was at a craft show in Melbourne looking for something new to do. A friend had just started colouring and I was interested. I bought Secret Garden by Johanna Basford and a packet of pencils, thinking that would be it. 18 months later and I have more books and pencils than I know what to do with!

Blomster mandala by Maria Trolle

Do you consider colouring to be an art?

I believe it is….it's not just pick up a pencil and colour in a picture. You need to look at shading, blending, balance, light, texture and colours which is not easy. I am always trying to learn and improve. I have seen the most stunning work and am trying to emulate the wonderful colourists I see out there.

Escape to Wonderland by Good Wives & Warriors
Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives & Warriors

What materials do you like to use?

I am a pencil girl…..I will admit I don't like using markers and gel pens as I am no good with them. I prefer pencils because I have much more control over shading and blending (and I can erase too)! I do use pastels such as Pans for backgrounds. I am about to experiment with watercolours and Inktense…which could be interesting.

Imagimorphia by Kerby Rosanes

Which is your favourite colouring book?

That's a very hard question. I have a lot of books and I really do like them all, but I would have to say that Maria Trolle and Hanna Karlzon would be my go to books. I love their illustrations and the paper is excellent. The other artist I really like is Tim Jeffs. His animals are absolutely stunning.

Romantic Country Tale 1 by Eriy
Rhapsody in the Forest by Kanoko 

Do you frame your finished colourings? Or display them?

No…they all stay in their books.

What is your favourite colour?

I don't really have a single colour but I love the ochre, moss green and brown shades. I do a lot of animals and flower pages so these colours get used a lot.

Summer Nights by Hanna Karlzon


What advice would you have for other colourists?

Try not to compare yourself to others, although this is difficult. We are always hardest on ourselves. Look at joining a Facebook group. Like-minded people are always a good source of advice and inspiration. Try a tutorial, ask questions and don't be afraid to try a new technique. Always remember that there is no such thing as the colouring police so enjoy what you're doing. Basically, if it has made you happy, that's all that matters.

Thanks Sally. Very good advice and inspiration.

Here are some of the books that Sally is colouring from…..

Intricate Ink by Tim Jeffs

Available at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Also at Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Also - Artist's Edition; also at Amazon US;   Amazon UK

And - Postcards; also at - Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Summer Nights (Sommarnatt) by Hanna Karlzon

Available at - Book Depository;
Video flip through - here.

Romantic Country Tale 1 by Eriy

Available at - Book Depository;

Review and video flip through - here.

Rhapsody in the Forest by Kanoko
Available at this Etsy shop - here.

Imagimorphia by Kerby Rosanes

Available at - Book Depository;
You can see my review, video flip through, colouring and links - here.

Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives & Warriors

Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;  Amazon UK

Escape to Wonderland by Good Wives & Warriors

Available at - Book Depository
Amazon US;  Amazon UK


Available at - Book Depository
Amazon US;  Amazon UK

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