Current Price: £18
Number of Pages: 85
Size: 30 x 30 cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Very Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
This book is the sequel to Legendary Landscapes which was released in 2015, and I have to say it's an amazing follow up! Carrie Wong & Witek Radomski, the couple behind the book, launched a Kickstarter to fund Legendary Worlds, achieving OVER DOUBLE their target- thus was the demand for another book!
Inside the pages of this book you will find sprawling landscapes, mountains, woodland and forestry, amazing structures and buildings including ancient temples and looming skyscrapers, crash landings on meteors- you name it you'll find it! There's also plenty of animals and wildlife, ranging from the humble ladybird to colossal dragons. Not only are there real-life places depicted here, but also fantasy scenes like crystal caves, castles in the sky and underwater kingdoms filled with all kinds of critters.
As fans of the previous book will know, the format is HUGE. At 12 inches square, it's one of those books you might have to adjust your bookshelf for! This large size makes the grand, awe-inspiring illustrations seem even more epic.
The paper is very thick and smooth, but some shadowing with waterbased pens does appear on the reverse of the page. It's nothing that colouring the back wouldn't cover up, though. As several artists contributed to this book the line weights do vary from page to page, but the general theme and style feels cohesive and all of a similar vein. The cover is very similar to the first book too, with both glossy and matte sections.
As before, this book is only available to buy online from the Colorworth website. To the UK, you can grab a copy of the book for just over £18 including postage. I know that sounds like a lot, but this is a large-scale, superior quality colouring book that really is worth top dollar.
Here is my finished picture, coloured with Pentel Color Brush, PanPastels and Prismacolor pencils. I know it's supposed to be a night scene but I thought I'd be in keeping with the fantasy element and create a world where the moon rises in the day and the sun at night...
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on the Colorworth website here.