Lucid Dreams by Crystal McLain
Current Price: £7.06
Number of Pages: 42
Size: 28 x 22cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Toothy
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Yes
Massage therapist Crystal McLain designs illustrations with a combination of surrealistic and realistic elements, to create one unique piece that is completely open to interpretation. This oxymoronic fusion in her art extends to the title of the book, Lucid Dreams.
The pictures are whimsical and strange, and definitely make you feel a bit off-centre and are very thought-provoking . What does each picture mean? It's down to the individual to decipher. The oddness of the designs are very fantasy based with an abstract theme, full of unusual and bizarre things merging together like something you'd see in a dream.
Take a look through the book below, or see my slideshow if you can't view videos.
The book is A4 sized and quite thin with a glossy card cover. Paper quality is average printer paper thickness, but has a good coarse tooth on the surface for coloured pencil work. There are only 20 images, but each one has an artistic flair that would be a talking-point if coloured and displayed in your home.
The illustrations are all contained within a narrow border, so nothing drifts into the spine.On the reverse of each page is a simple title for the next image, so you don't have to worry about bleedthrough affecting other illustrations (just put a few pieces of scrap paper behind before you start).
Here's my work in progress, coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
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