Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Top Colouring Books of 2017

It's time to take a look back at the best colouring books, published in 2017, that crossed my radar. Remember this is a list of my favourites and there are many books that I just don't get to see. There seem to have been significantly fewer books published this year, so I have a top 3 rather than top 5.

In the number slot this year is a book that I feel will suit colourers at all levels, from the beginner to the artist. It is Tiffany Glass by Jessica Palmer. Jessica is an amazing artist who we know best from her Tangled series of colouring books - Tangle Wood, Tangle Bay and Tangle Magic. She also specialises in paper-cutting. You can read my review of Tiffany Glass, with video flip through - here.

Here is a flip through video of my colouring and collaging so far - 

In second spot is Johanna Basford's Ivy and the Inky Butterfly. You can see Johanna's own flip through video - here. This was a change in direction for Johanna into incorporating her artwork around a story. It is still a substantial book with a lot of colouring in it, in a style that we are so familiar with. It's a charming book with beautiful borders framing the text.

In third spot is a book that came out early in the year and is by the winner of my top award last year - Leila Duly. There has been some amazing colouring from The Flower Year - review and flip through here. The book follows a Northern Hemisphere year of flowers and fruits in the garden. The drawings are beautiful. What a pity though that the book ignores that those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere have completely different flowers in bloom for those months. It's not a big criticism but it could have been avoided by perhaps giving the book a seasonal rather than a monthly focus.

Honourable mentions to -

Mythomorphia by Kerby Rosanes

Into the Wild by Daisy Fletcher

Die Welt Unter Der Lupe - Zu Wasser By Rita Berman

Twilight Garden by Maria Trolle

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You can read about my Top Colouring Books for 2016 - here.

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Colouring the Whole Book in 2017 - here.

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