Wendy is first and foremost a successful blogger, and wrote the book Mom Blogging for Dummies before turning to art. The first colouring book she published was Coloring Animal Mandalas, which includes an array of beautiful creatures just waiting to be given life through colour!
Back to this book, which was sent to me by PDF as it's not out until the Summer! This is definitely a book you'll want to pre-order if you love flowers and nature. The designs, of which there are 30, are truly stunning and so very intricate! There are a variety of drawings, most of them are so delicately illustrated that your fineliners will definitely be given a run for their money- but it's so worth it! Line thicknesses stay mostly in the finepoint range, but not so fine as you have to be nerve-wrackingly precise at the borders.
Today's review is a book that is on pre-order for release in August, Coloring Flower Mandalas by Wendy Piersall. This book was gifted to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
As the book isn't out yet, I don't have a finished copy in my hands to tell you about the quality of the paper. However, each design is printed one-sided, so bleeding should not be an issue.
Featured in this book are not your typical roses and daisies, oh no. Here you'll find all sorts of exotic flowers to colour, including Orchids, Gardenias, Tulips, Marigolds and more. The diversity is great, especially for the green-fingered colourists among us. I for one cannot wait to see what ideas Wendy comes up with for her next book, but whatever subject matter she puts her hand to you can guarantee the drawings will be exquisitely designed.
Here are my finished pages! You'll notice as my blog goes on that I like to leave some areas blank in my colouring if I can, as I find it really makes the colours pop. Sometimes simple, sparse colour can be more effective than block colouring. For these drawings I used Pentel markers, Stabilo fineliners, and Faber Castell pencils.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
30/4/2015 01:24:05 pm
I am super excited for this book. Any chance I can get a sample page emailed to me?
30/4/2015 01:31:01 pm
Hi Corl, Wendy (the author) has a freebie posted on her website, here: http://www.wendypiersall.com/coloring-flower-mandalas-preview/
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