Colour Calm is better described as a book in my opinion; with 116 illustrations it's no flimsy magazine. There is a wide variety of different types and styles of illustration; the first issue concentrating on botanicals, flora and fauna, whilst the second issue points more to food and cookery. See below for an in-depth look into both volumes.
Colour Calm Issue 1
Colour Calm Issue 2
The paper is thick and white, with each design printed on one sheet. A greyed-out square of the image you're working on is stamped on the facing page, not only giving the magazine a professional look but giving the colourist the chance to decide on a colour palette before committi
ng to the main image.
There's also a Colour Calm app available for download on the iPhone & iPad, so you can digitally take the magazine out with you on the bus, at the doctors, anywhere! The app features handpicked illustrations from top artists, which you can frame and share to social media once complete.
Each issue costs £4.99, which when compared to a colouring book of a similar size and quality is a fantastic price. So what are you waiting for, scamper down to your local newsagent/supermarket before they run out!
I'm also running a giveaway for FIVE copies of Issue 2, so to be in with a chance of winning, just comment on this Facebook post telling me why you need a copy of Colour Calm.
(UK only, ends 5th Sept)
Here are my finished pages from each mag. I've seen a lot of different ideas floating around the Facebook groups lately, one of which is patchwork colouring. I'm not sure I like the way mine has turned out, but it's worth a try as I've seen some gorgeous variations. Have you created a patchwork picture? Show me on Facebook, I love to see your artwork :)