Current Price: £6.99
Number of Pages: 72
Size: 30 x 30cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight
The first thought I had when I received this book was WOW! It's massive at almost 12 inches square. All 'One and Only' colouring books pack a punch detail-wise and this book wasn't a disappointment.
It's a sequel to their first Mandala book which was very well received due to it's quality feel and intricacy of the images. This book contains another 70 huge mandalas, ranging in level of complexity from fairly easy with large spaces, to teeny-tiny 'that's going to take weeks' detail.
The paper used feels thick to the touch but I found slight bleed through with my Staedtler Triplus pens, which is not ideal as the mandalas are double-sided. It wasn't a heavy saturation though, and certainly didn't ruin the image on the other side- just left a little shadowing.
I like the fact that although the images are large print, the designers didn't shy away from those elaborate, microscopic spaces on some of the patterns- nor did they make it look like a child's book with simplified large areas. It would have been easy to do either, but they've combined levels for the preference of whomever's colouring which is great. Some of the mandalas are traditionally round shaped, whilst others have scalloped edges or leafy patterns all the way round, making them a little different.
The linework is varied too, from very fine to thick and bold. Again, this book has been designed with a range of colourists in mind.
Here's my finished mandala, completed with Staedtler Triplus felt pens.,
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here: