There seems to be a Down Under theme on Colour with Claire these past few days, as I have another book from Australia to review for you! This time it's from the pen of artist & illustrator Hayley Atkinson, who's work is simply astounding. I've been looking at her Facebook page and I'm bowled over by her drawings. These two are my favourites:
Amazing, right? Having seen these, it's not surprising that the colouring book she has produced is filled with 15 lovely hand-drawn illustrations, mainly nature oriented. My absolute favourite thing about it though is how Hayley has included a quote either famous artists or about art within each picture. They're all inspiring and make you think about the importance of creativity in your life. I think it's a lovely touch to each picture :) Speaking of pics, here's a look in the book itself...
This is the book that just keeps on giving, as it ticks two of the most asked after features in colouring books: spiral binding and thick paper. It's also one-sided, not that it would matter as the paper really is quality, almost card-like (190gsm for any paper connoisseurs out there). The book is a handy A5 size, so you can take it with you everywhere for a quick colouring fix. This is a book that could be used by your children too, as some of the drawings are quite whimsical and appealing to the younger eye.
I loved colouring the horse below, although I'm slightly disappointed with the finish- I used a brand of pens that I haven't tried before and I wasn't impressed (review soon!).
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can buy it on Hayley's Etsy page, and catch up with her on Facebook.