Today I'm reviewing Entwined, a geometric colouring book by artist Christine Fleming. Christine is a successful illustrator working out of Texas, USA, who's work has been published in magazines and educational books since she graduated from North Carolina State University.
The hand-drawn pages in Entwined are inspired by lace patterns and Turkish tiles, and there are 20 of them for you to colour in total. I particularly love how the designs are not too complicated; each patterns still looks detailed and crisp, and the artwork produced looks professional no matter how much skill you have as a colourer! I showed my Mum the book and she loves the fact that there aren't really many tiny-weeny spaces for you to strain your eyes over!
The tagline for this book is 'to help you unwind and relax' which it undoubtedly lives up to; I was absorbed with the clean lines of the mandalas and mathematical symmetry of each illustration.
The book itself is bound in a glossy cover, one side coloured and the other black and white, for you to finish if you wish. The bright-white paper is good quality, with no bleed through from water based markers, and each design is printed one one side. I would recommend this book for kids and adults of any age, as it isn't too difficult for little hands, and neither is it too simple for the seasoned colourist. Here are my completed pages, done with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir. I decided to use a tropical palette for the sun picture, and a mixture of red and purple tones for the flower.
Christine has kindly created her own series of classes on Skillshare, in which she teaches you how to draw with her! You can attend her sketching school here :)
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase it on Christine's Etsy with 15% off by using coupon code COLOURWITHCLAIRE and on Amazon here: