This is a book that truly lives up to its name, full of nature and wilderness from around the UK (and from further afield if you can spot them)! The illustrator, Meg Cowley, lives in Yorkshire (England) with her partner and two cats, and works best when fuelled by pizza- a woman after my own heart!
Each page features a treasury of wild animals, flora and fauna; whether its nestled inside an overgrown hedgerow or discovering a tadpole-filled pond. The drawings are all captioned with their English and Latin names, reminiscent of a gardening book.
Each illustration is contained within a square border so you don't have to worry about each one going right up to the spine of the book, which can be annoying sometimes. This also makes it easier to remove the pages and frame your artwork if you wish.
Meg uses a mixture of fine and thicker linework on her drawings, so you can choose whichever style you prefer to colour. Also, some designs are more heavily detailed than others, meaning you can again decide whether you would like to do something simple or more intricate. The pages are all one-sided, allowing you to colour with whichever materials you wish. It feels as though Meg has conciously decided to include lots of different options for the colourist's individual preferences.
As I received a PDF copy of this book I cannot comment on the quality or type of paper used, but I have been promised a hard copy after its release on 28th May. I will update this review accordingly.
Take a look at my finished pages below, I really enjoyed colouring them and getting back to nature :)
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
25/5/2015 07:55:42 am
This looks like it could be a great addition to my collection, not that I need anymore!! Great review!
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