Current Price: £8.58
Number of Pages: 108
Size: 28 x 22cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Very toothy
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight
Raynay Valles loves to draw! A married mum of two from Chicago with a talent for fine pen-and-ink drawing, she was encouraged by friends and family to turn her beautiful creations into something other people could find joy in, and the product became Where the Pretty Things Are. Raynay's style is reminiscent of Johanna Basford's, featuring lots of flowers and nature, all hand-drawn in delicate, clean lines. You'll find hidden creatures nestled among the busy fauna, insects and animals made entirely of flora, lots of leafy arrangements and even a blossom-covered tribute to Cecil the Lion.
The front & back cover is entirely monochrome and has a soft touch matte surface that can be coloured. There's an awful lot of colouring hours included in this book, each design being fairly detailed and lively with flowers upon flowers! It's not as intricate as Secret Garden but that might be a good thing for those who don't like tricky spaces. The paper is printer paper thickness but has a coarse tooth for pencils, which is ideal as a lot of designs in this book are perfect for practicing your blending! Each illustration has a title which is printed on the reverse side, so bleed through is not an issue.
Here's my work in progress, coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
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