8# Colouring Update: new books

Hi again, today I have another colouring book  haul. More colouring books? Yes I though I was going to stop buying anything for a while, but then was a sale and you know how it goes… I’m very excited about each and everyone of them, so I thought I would tell you about them before I get colouring.


August Reverie II: Epic

August Reverie II: Epic – Fantasy Art Adult Coloring Book (Volume 2) is the second book Chinthaka Herath illustrated on behalf of Vivid Publishers. A while back I saw Chinthaka’s beautifully artwork from the previous volume, August Reverie: Adult Coloring Book, which I am yet to purchase. When I saw this book for a great price I thought why not. The artwork in the book is just stunning and has an amazing array designs of beautiful women and wild animals. The paper is on the thinner side, which is why I originally didn’t jump to purchase the first book, but I’m sure with pencil it will be lovely to work in. You can see a video flip through by Vivid Publisher if you would like to check out this book. This book will probably be my next project to work on for an upcoming book review.



The Flower Year

The Flower Year: A Coloring Book is a book that I have been wanting for a while. It is by Leila Duly, who also published Floribunda: A Flower Colouring Book. What I love about this book is that is showcases flowers from all year around and gives the names of the flowers in the back so you can colour them true to life. I recently watched Alena’s video flip through of all the completed pages she has done so far and jumped to buy it as soon as it was on sale. I’m hoping to do at least one page a month from this book, starting from September.



Beautiful Angels

I first saw Creative Haven Beautiful Angels Coloring Book, illustrated by Marjorie Sarnat on La Artistino’s book review video of our her review of this book. I really loved her completed pictures from the book. I have never bought a Creative Haven book before because I thought the paper was really thin, but its actually quite nice and also one sided. I like this book because the angels vary in theme, so you can use less traditional colours.



Johanna’s Christmas

Johanna’s Christmas: A Festive Colouring Book is Johanna Basford’s Christmas themed colouring book. I have been wanting this book for ages, but I was waiting for it to go on sale and finally it did. With only a few months until the Christmas season I am looking forward to colouring in this book. I will also go through the rest of my books to colour their Christmas pages, but its nice to have an entire book dedicated to work on in December. You can see a video flip through on Hazel Smithies channel.



The Magical Journey

The Magical Journey: A Colouring Book is by Lizzie Mary Cullen. This one was an impulse by from a local bookstore that had it the price so low that I couldn’t say no. I have been interested in this one for a while, as well as Lizzie’s Magical Christmas. However, after choosing Johanna’s Christmas book over Lizzie’s I was happy to find another one of her gorgeous books. I will probably use Derwent Inktense pencils in this book,  like I have done in The Magical City (see my gallery). I just prefer how these pencils work on the paper.



Colouring Heaven Fairytale Special

This last book is the most recent Colouring Heaven magazine released in Australia. The Fairytale Special actually came out a bit late this month. I was really eager to get a copy since I really wanted to try my hand at colouring Hannah Lynn work. She is the featuring artist of this edition and the designs come from one of her recent colouring books, Fairy Tale Princesses & Storybook Darlings Coloring Book. I won’t say much more, since I will be doing a book review with my completed pictures in a few days. 



Have you bought any new books or art supplies recently?

5 thoughts on “8# Colouring Update: new books

    1. Thanks Carolyn. I didn’t know you were a fan of Johanna’s. Yes her books and some of the Swedish colouring books are the gold standard for coloring books. I rather colour on high quality paper, which is why I don’t really do PDF’s.

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      1. Not really since I started colouring. I use to draw and oil paint alot when I was younger. The only other thing I started doing just before I went crazy with colouring is cross stitch. I just don’t have time to do both. I will go see your post 🙂

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