I have something a little different for you today: a portfolio of mythical colouring sheets by artist Lizz Mears! Lizz is from the beautiful coastal town & seaport of Poole in Dorset (UK) and spends most of her time being told by her children ''a blow by blow account of Minecraft or Terraria" (you don't know how much I empathise with you there, Lizz!), looking after her husband, dog and pony! When she's not hard at work creating her stunning original artwork of course!
Lizz suffers from OCD which is something I've experienced in the past but as a symptom of my anxiety disorder rather than a full-on diagnosis. This, coupled with battling depression, spurred her on to use her talent and create mindful colouring pages for everyone to benefit from a bit of 'me time' and self care.
There are 21 A4 pages presented in an hand-decorated card folder, and I have to say the illustrations are just delightful. There is a mixture of fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns, and natural animals such as moon-gazing hares and foxes. All of the artwork has a very mystical and 'hippy' feel about it, some of them including descriptions like 'Summer Solstice' and 'Autumn Equinox', so there's a really Pagan feel about them which I love.
As these are single sheets, you don't have to worry about what art medium you use to colour. The designs have been printed on 170gsm paper which is nice and thick, and have a slightly glossy surface that suits markers best in my opinion. Lizz's lines are bold and confident, leaving room for little mistakes that you just don't get with fine line drawings. Many of these illustrations are suitable for practicing shading, as there are flower petals with blank space and big backgrounds for you to fill in with pastels for example.
If you love this kind of magical theme in your colouring books, you'll love Lizz's work- and you'll be supporting a small UK business. Lizz also practised Pyrography (the burning of patterns & lettering into wood), and handmakes jewellery too! You can find it all on her Etsy page.
Here's my finished page, completed with various brands of alcohol markers.
This artwork was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can buy yours here.