Even as an adult you have to admit the prospect of coloring sounds like fun. A coloring book for adults has to have a certain appeal like fresh white pages. Truth be told, there is no limit on the ages of who colors or using a coloring book. However a coloring book for adults is novel idea and is very welcome as several adults have bought UK Based Illustrator and artist Johanna Basford coloring book for adults.
Brasford makes marvelous adult coloring books, incorporating a lot of detail and intrigue. She allows you to explore your imagination with the mystical creatures,fairytale forests and beautiful beasts she makes available for you to color.
With over 1 million books sold Brasford has proven that adults do enjoy coloring.
Basford indicated in her interview with the Dailymail, that she is inspired by the visits she made to Ayshire, Scotland. She made this visits to her grandparents’ home as a child.
Her websites quotes her describing how much she enjoys her work from the materials she uses all the way to the smudgy fingers she ends up with when her work is done. She describes vividly how starting out with simple sketches which become pen and ink drawings and consumes several sheets of paper.
Brasford’s latest work is called The Enchanted Forest: An Inky quest and coloring book. It has about 60 illustrations. Her first book, The Secret Garden was translated into 14 languages.
Her books are popular in Paris, France. They recently broke new records by outselling a famous cookery book.
According to Brasford computer generated drawings come across as cold and without life, while the hand drawn characters have life and carry some aura of energy.
Her book sells for $10 to $25 a pop with lots of positive reviews.
You can buy your own adult coloring book by Johanna Basford on Amazon!
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