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Alexander Ward: Ayahuasca Jungle Visions – How an Adult Colouring Book is Made

Artist Alexander Ward talks us through his drawing process and explains how he got his first colouring book together, published now through Divine Arts. Read on to find out how you can win one of 3 signed copies he is giving away!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Artist Alexander Ward introduces us to his very unique adult colouring book, Ayahuasca Jungle Visions, inspired by his trips to the Amazon Jungle, and the Ayahuasca rituals he has taken part in. At the bottom find out how you can sign up to download your free page from the book and be in with a chance to win one of 3 signed copies he is kindly giving away.

How did you get first get into colouring books?
I had people recommending I get into them long before I picked one up. They kept saying it would suit my art style, but hearing about colouring books again for the first time since childhood, it was hard to take it too seriously! So I went on my merry way for a couple years, working in the animation industry and trying (and failing) to work on my own graphic novel based on my experiences in the Amazon Jungle. A year later, the publishers read more

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