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Posts Tagged ‘Good Wives and Warriors’

Christmas Gift Ideas: 8 of the Best Colouring Books for Adults

It's 2015 and the shops are awash with colouring books for adults. But which one should you choose? I cut through the dross and present you with a selection of 8 very different but wonderful books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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If you go into almost any shop in the run up to Christmas you’ll find a sea of colouring books fighting for your attention. With so many books to choose from it can be hard to know which ones to pick, but since I’ve become a bit of an adult colouring book aficionado over the past few months I thought I would share the 8 most unique and appealing ones I’ve found. This lovely lot should keep you and your loved ones busy through the Christmas holidays and well into 2016. Which ones will you choose?

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1. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
This is the big one. Johanna kickstarted the whole trend in adult colouring books a few years ago with her bestselling book Secret Garden, and this year she’s back with another beautiful volume of intricate artworks inspired by underwater fantasies. The artwork is top notch, with lovely pacing of different types of image offering real scope for creative input from the colourist. Bound… read more

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Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives and Warriors: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The intricate illustrations of Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are perfectly suited to colouring books. Both their volumes for Puffin would make ideal Christmas presents.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Escape to Christmas Past coloured by Lynn Stevens. Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are Good Wives and Warriors, an artistic duo that specialise in extraordinarily intricate drawings that have been […]

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Colour with Claire: an interview with colouring expert Claire Eadie

Claire Eadie discovered adult colouring as a way to deal with stress and and has since set up a brilliant online resource to help all novice and advanced colourists.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford. Midlands based Claire Eadie discovered colouring as an antidote to stress and has built a fantastic dedicated website, Colour with Claire, to help enthusiastic colourists […]

Good Wives and Warriors nominated for the Young Illustrators Award

Zurich, october 08

Written by Tanya Geddes

Hello, treat treat Katie!! featured in our latest issue, prescription as part of the New Brasil section. It’s the vision of Hisato, who Amelia described as ‘a small portly man […]