Current Price: £13.46
Number of Pages: 20
Size: 33 x 25cm
Paper colour: Ivory
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Very Good - Card
Perforated: No - Pull Out Pages
One sided: Yes
Binding: Lay Flat
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
If you haven't heard of the Artist Edition's before, let me give you a lowdown on how these books differ from the original books. JB's Artist Editions feature 20 of her favourite illustrations from the book, on a large scale format with super-thick card pages that can be easily pulled out from the special lay flat binding to display. Of course, each page is one sided so you're able to use ANY medium to colour- the cardstock is unmatched in thickness and quality so even watercolour paints wouldn't make a wrinkle in them. This is the perfect compromise for people who love Johanna's artwork but are limited by the double-sided set up.
Last year, Johanna released Secret Garden: Artist's Edition, which is exactly the same size and format.
As I mentioned I would have loved some of the other images to be included, ones that perhaps would've been more fitting to the page layout, but overall I'm more than pleased to have another beautiful Artist's Edition in my hands. I'm VERY inrigued to see Lost Ocean in this format as the details in that book are so intricate- hopefully they will be a little easier to colour!
Here is a picture I completed using Prismacolor pencils, a white gel pen and a black marker.