Current Price: £9.98
Number of Pages: 96
Size: 25 x 25cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: Yes
Marcos Chin is an award-winning illustrator working out of Brooklyn, New York. Fairies in Wonderland is his first adult colouring venture, and is also accompanied by a postcard book.
The book takes you deep into an enchanted wood to a magical fairy land, where fae dance and fly through the foliage searching for hidden keys. The letters on these keys unscramble to reveal the answers to riddles sprinkled throughout the pages.
The majority of the book contains double page spreads but there are some single page images too. There's a mixture of day & night time scenes, which are identified by the white and black backgrounds. In the depths of this forest you'll find a fairy music band, a miniature tea party, ballet practice and lots more!
The linework is very fine with loads of tiny spaces, giving the fairies a delicate, fragile look that makes them very realistic. There is lots of detail on every page, so fans of super-intricate art will love this. The paper feels thick to the touch but when tested, waterbased markers did bleed through in places. This is unfortunate as the book is double-sided, so it's pencils only or a very light hand with your fineliners.
The postcard book contains 20 images from the book scaled down to A5 size, with very thick card that can take alcohol markers without bleed.
Overall this book is jam packed with truly exquisite illustration that any fairy fan will absolutely love! Here's my finished page, coloured using a painted effect with Tombow Dual Brush pens.
These books were given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here: