The Book of Beasts is a compendium split into four categories which are based on the elements: Earth, Wind, Water & Fire. Each section contains a plethora of colourable monsters from ancient legends, some you will be familiar with and others you may never have heard of. Click on the groups below to expand and view which creatures are included:
The paper is bright white and has a lovely tooth for coloured pencils, whilst being thick enough to tolerate waterbased markers and watercolours without bleed-through, but do expect an amount of buckling if you do add water. It doesn't matter too much as the reverse side is only written explanations of the creatures on the front, so you can use pretty much anything you want to colour this book.
The book is hardback with a compelling navy blue cover & gold foiling, giving it a real look of luxury and age as if it's a Bestiary from a bygone era. For under £5, this book is AMAZING value for money and will not disappoint fans of mythology and fantasy. Here is my finished page, coloured with Derwent Inktense & a waterbrush.
The Book of Beasts by Angela rizza & Jonny Marx