It was only a matter of time before another magazine series appeared to rival Art Therapy and Zen Colouring, and Colour Calm is storming the UK shelves- and it's only on its second issue, the first one rapidly sold out. There's a new edition every month, each one crammed full of designs to keep you going between times.
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.
The designs in the magazine incorporate very fine to bold linework, so there's a range of styles to choose from depending on your preference. The second, foodie-focused issue features scrumptious designs from Tom Hovey, graphic designer for BBC's Great British Bake Off! You can even win one of his A3 prints, a pack of gel pens and the next edition of Colour Calm in their exclusive competition.
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 :)
I was given these copies in exchange for an honest review. You can find Colour Calm in newsagents and supermarkets across the UK, or subscribe here.