Hanna Karlzon, my favourite colouring book illustrator, is on a roll with books lately. Her newest release, Magisk Gryning, is astounding and there's another book, Tidevarv, already in the works for release in 2017. Vinternatt is a postcard book in the same vein as Vinterdrommar, the Christmassy postcard book Hanna released last year. Vinternatt translates to Winter Nights and includes some beautiful artwork with a seasonal touch, such as burning candles in opulent lanterns, twinkling snowflakes drifting in the sky, and birds heavily adorned with jewels.
There is a LOT of crystals and gems in this book so plenty of opportunity for glitter gel pens and practicing glassy blends. Here are a few images to give you a flavour of what's inside:
Like Vinterdrommar, this postcard book is just over 17 x 12cm in size and features a thick pale blue/grey card cover which is sprinkled with silver foiling. The 20 postcards are made from a heavy cardstock which takes all mediums very well, including alcohol pens which will not shadow on the reverse if you use a very light hand. The book lays completely flat no matter whether you're colouring near the back or front, and each one tears off with a little tug leaving a perfectly straight edge. The back of each postcard is halved in a traditional style; room for a message, a stamp and the address of your recipient.
These postcards are ideal as a colouring project which won't take up too much time but still contain lots of detail, and they would be fab as personalised gifts for Christmas- even to replace cards. Here is my finished postcards, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens. I tried to make the stones look like opals using this tutorial by Vitruvian Art.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Penstore here:
Vinternatt by Hanna Karlzon