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Posts Tagged ‘Coloring Book’

Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Swedish illustrator Hanna Karlzon has produced a gorgeous adult colouring book to inspire colourists across the world... and you could win a copy below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Sommarnatt is the second colouring book from Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon and has unsurprisingly been a runaway success with colourists across the world. Sommarnatt features summertime wonders of the natural world inspired by Hanna's home in the North of Sweden, interspersed with a healthy dollop of fantasy: frogs carry many turreted houses on their backs, birds hoard gems and mice pluck stars from the sky. The luscious locks of beautiful women cascade across the pages, adorned with tattoos, piercings, flowers, feathers and beads. It's a heady mix that is a joy to colour, and interspersed within this blog are many stunning examples finished by super talented colourists to further whet your appetite. Even more brilliantly, Hanna Karlzon and her publishers Pagina have very kindly gifted me a copy of this must have adult colouring book to give away.

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Scandia by Zeena Shah: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Textile designer Zeena Shah has produced a beautiful and unique colouring book inspired by her love of all things Scandinavian. And you could win a copy! (OPEN WORLDWIDE)

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s not just illustrators getting in on the act! I was super excited to hear that the talented textile designer Zeena Shah has produced a colouring book of intricately drawn […]

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Blomstermandala by Maria Trolle: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Meet the talented gardener and illustrator behind the Blomstermandala phenomenon, and win yourself a copy of this stunning book! Including exclusive sneak peaks of her new book, due out later this year...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maria Trolle is the creator of the wonderful images in the Blomstermandala series of books: a graphic designer, gardener, mother and all round amazing lady, she lives in a stunning […]

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3 DAYS LEFT on KICKSTARTER to get your copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion

Plus announcing a special Colouring Print Sets in collaboration with East End Prints. Read on for more updates and colouring examples by featured artists in the book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are just a few days left to secure a copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion before Christmas. My Kickstarter Campaign closes on Monday 23rd November and I’ll be producing […]

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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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An interview with Harriet Plaskitt: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Harriet Plaskitt was inspired by personal experience to create an intricate double page for my colouring book featuring food.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Harriet Plaskitt contributes a fabulous tableaux featuring food for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, inspired by her own travails. She tells us more about this, and gaining a brilliant commission for […]

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An interview with María Andrea Miranda Serna: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, María Andrea Miranda Serna has just graduated from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana with a degree in visual arts. I am so pleased to have her on board!

Written by Amelia Gregory

María Andrea Miranda Serna is a Colombian illustrator and artist inspired by the minutae of our personal environments. Her delightful artworks are chock full of intricate detail from contemporary life […]

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The Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today!

Announcing the launch of my unique collaborative colouring book for adults featuring 40 artists. A perfect Christmas gift!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am super excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today! Make sure you grab an EARLY BIRD BARGAIN… Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion is a unique collaborative […]

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An interview with Lydia Coventry: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Plymouth University graduate Lydia Coventry has created a bird lover's paradise for the pages of my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Coventry contributes a super fun bird-filled image for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. She tells us more about life as a designer at Macmillan Children’s books, and the colourful influence […]

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Jungle Paradise by Lorna Scobie: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

We catch up with the super talented Lorna Scobie, creator of the brand new Jungle Paradise colouring book, published by Hardie Grant Books today! It's a colouring escape into the wild...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The marvellous Lorna Scobie publishes her first colouring book today, but I am lucky enough to own an advance copy so I’ve had bit of time to get acquainted with […]

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An interview with Jenny Tang: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

A recent graphic arts graduate, Jenny Tang has created a fabulous image featuring a page full of hungry dogs - featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jenny Tang contributes a vibrant image to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, featuring loads of excitable dogs chasing some sausages, I love it! Jenny is a recent graduate of Bucks New […]

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An interview with Súa Agapé: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Súa Agapé is a Guatemalan artist with a distinctive cosmic style. She was inspired to follow an artistic life by her creative parents and now applies her fantastical designs to many different products and surfaces - .

Written by Amelia Gregory

Súa Agapé is another fantastic instagram find for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, creating cosmic illustrations inspired by a love of cacti and imaginary worlds. Read on to find out more […]

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An interview with Becky Dinnage: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Pattern lover Becky Dinnage shares an inspiring story of how she manages to create beautiful work under the banner Ludicrous Prints, despite a debilitating eye condition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Becky Dinnage of Ludicrous Prints is a remarkably talented illustrator and surface designer, infusing her fantastical designs with incredible detail despite her imperfect eyesight. Here she shares her story and […]

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An interview with Josh Patterson: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Josh Patterson is one of the outstanding graduate illustrators that I discovered at New Designers this summer. I am so pleased he will be featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Birmingham City University graduate Josh Patterson creates intense fantastical images in a distinctive colour palette that immediately caught my eye at New Designers this year. His artwork for Amelia’s Colourful […]

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An interview with Hannah Rollings: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

The mega talented Hannah Rollings talks about her PhD thesis, her new art book for Michael O'Mara, and the inspiration behind her piece for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Rollings recently published An Artist Once Said with Michael O’Mara books, a beautiful interactive art book. Her piece for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion follows on from this idea, taking […]

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An interview with Sachiko Oguri: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sachiko Oguri's powerful artworks caught my eye at the recent Middlesex University graduate show. For my colouring book she has produced a wonderfully surreal couple of pages inspired by a Japanese folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sachiko Oguri has contributed a surreal and colourful artork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Here she talks about studying in the UK, her love of the half-tone technique and her […]

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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An interview with Percie Edgeler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Introducing Percie Edgeler, the second Camberwell College of Arts graduate to be included in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Percie Edgeler is another recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, (see also Tiffany Baxter) whose work caught my eye at the graduate shows. She contributes an unusual and wonderful […]

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An interview with Alex McGinn: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet recent graduate Alex McGinn, discovered at this summer's New Designers show and now featured in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator Alex McGinn was one of a slew of graduates discovered at this summer’s New Designers show. Her distinctive artwork features a strong palette of autumnal colours, which lend themselves […]

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An interview with Eleanor Percival: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Discover the delicately beautiful paintings of illustrator Eleanor Percival, lover of watercolours, fiction, Indian miniatures, food and so much more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The delicate artwork of Eleanor Percival translates beautifully into her colouring book image of a heavily tattooed lady plucking a pear. Here she talks about her love of fiction, Renaissance […]