Current Price: £4.94
Number of Pages: 72
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
The land of Quirly lies far, far away.
Sonal Panse wanted to be an artist and writer from just seven years of age, and has gone on to fulfill her dream by writing multiple romance and graphic novels, and now colouring books.
The Gardens of Quirly is hand-drawn with a very organic, flowing style that feels calming and soothing to colour. Quirly is a fictitious utopia of blooming flowers and fruitful plants, swaying grasses and wide, luscious leaves. The people there are peaceful and serene, living a life of goodwill and harmony in their charming surroundings. They look after each other and the world around them, cultivating friendships and nature.
There are a lot of people in this book which surprised me as Sonal has other colouring books for the Men & Women of Quirly, so I was expecting it to contain flowers and plants only.
The book is CS published so has average paper quality that doesn't generally allow bleed from water-based pens, but you should put a few sheets of paper behind just in case you colour heavy in some areas and it shows through.
The illustrations have a medium thickness line work and no teeny spaces, so its an ideal book for those who struggle with intricacy but still want the complexity that an adult colouring book offers. You'll know at a glance whether this book is for you or not; personally it's a book I'd recommend for practicing shading and blending as there are plenty of leaves and petals in all shapes and sizes.
Here is my finished page, coloured with Tombows.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
The Gardens of Quirly by Sonal Panse
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