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Posts Tagged ‘review’

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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Pick Me Up 2016: A Round Up of My Favourite Finds

Pick Me Up London 2016 took place at Somerset House - it's a fantastic place to check out all the latest illustration and graphic design talent. Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up 2016 took place earlier this year, and although I shared my best picks of the show on instagram I never got around to posting anything on Amelia’s […]

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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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Gulliver’s New Travels by James Gulliver Hancock: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Illustration impresario James Gulliver Hancock tells us more about his new colouring book Gulliver's New Travels, inspired by a mix of real life and fantasy. Love this book! Plus you would win your own copy! read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Gulliver Hancock has produced the most wonderful colouring adventure inspired by his namesake. Gulliver’s New Travels: Colouring in a New World is a glorious book filled with images inspired […]

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Colouring in the Midst of Madness: An interview with Lucy Fyles

An interview with leading UK based colouring book reviewer Lucy Fyles, who has used colouring as a method to deal with her anxiety.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tangle Bay – Lucy Fyles Colouring Book reviewer Lucy Fyles was one of the first reviewers I discovered when I went hunting for people to write about Amelia’s Colourful Colouring […]

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Wild Savannah by Millie Marotta: Review and Exclusive Interview with the Best-Selling Colouring Book Artist

Millie Marotta creates her best-selling adult colouring books from a rural studio in Wales. In this exclusive interview we catch up with her following the recent release of her latest offering, Wild Savannah.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Iris Eenmäe “The Coloring Addict” – Wild Savannah Cult colouring book author Millie Marotta released her much anticipated third book Wild Savannah this February, which follows previous books Animal Kingdom […]

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A Million Cats: An interview with adult colouring book author Lulu Mayo

An exclusive interview with Camberwell College of Arts graduate and colouring book artist Lulu Mayo, author of A Million Cats. Includes a sneak peek at her brand new book A Million Dogs!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve spoken about my love of A Million Cats in my previous post highlighting my favourite colouring books of 2015, and now I am finally able to bring you an […]

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Best Alternative Christmas Songs of 2015

Love alternative Christmas tunes as much as I do? Then you've come to the right place. Here are the very best indie Christmas songs that 2015 has to offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas scene by Charlene Man. Tis the season for my annual festive tune round up: my favourite alternative Christmas songs and albums laid out all in one place. As has […]

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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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Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Dagdrömmar is an absolutely stunning colouring book from the pen of Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon. Currently published only in Scandinavia, let's hope it finds a way onto our shores soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately, getting inspired by the adult colouring community and discovering colouring artists such as Hanna Karlzon, who has created the beautiful […]

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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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Rock Paper Scissors: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The Rock Paper Scissors graduate show was held at Hoxton Arches in mid July 2015. Check out the best here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final review of the graduate illustrations shows is for Rock Paper Scissors, the stand alone show of Camberwell College of Art students held at Hoxton Arches last week. Lovely […]

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The Observatory: Arts University Bournemouth Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Bournemouth illustration graduates put on The Observatory at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in July 2015. Here's my pick of the bunch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I visited the Arts University Bournemouth illustration exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane with Snarf in tow. There was excellent branding for The Observatory, with […]

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Studio 350 – University of Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Brighton students held their graduate show at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton in early July 2015. Here are my favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In early July the Brighton University Studio 350 graphic design and illustration show was held at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton. This year there was a particularly diverse range […]

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Break A Lead: Masque – University of West England Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The best illustrators showing with UWE at the Free Range Art and Design Show at the Truman Brewery at the end of June 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration course at the University of West England once again showed as part of Free Range at the Truman Brewery. Here’s my pick of Break a Lead: Masque. Imaginary […]

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New Designers 2015: The Best Illustration Graduates

The best of my finds from the Visual Communications section of the show, part two.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final New Designers review features work displayed as part of the Visual Communications section in part two of the show: with the focus on illustration, of course. I absolutely […]

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New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates

Love love loved the jewellery section of New Designers part one. Here are a large selection of my favourite finds!

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using […]

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New Designers 2015: One Year On Review

One Year On hosts some of the very best graduates from recent years: now making their way with small business ventures of their own.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the One Year On section of New Designers was curated by Luna & Curious co-founder Rheanna Lingham (read my exclusive interview here). I particularly loved the selection of […]

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New Designers 2015: Floral, Jungle and Narrative Textile and Surface Design

My second review from the 2015 New Designers show focuses on a variety of exciting textile and surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up in my coverage of New Designers 2015 part one I present more favourite textile and surface design – this time concentrating on florals, narrative designs and a popular […]

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Review: City and Guilds of London Art School Fine Art Degree Show 2015

Some interesting finds from artists Diane Chappalley, Tuesday Riddell and more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tuesday Riddell. Visiting my accunpuncturist last weekend before the New Designers show I chanced upon the fine art degree show from City & Guilds students, tucked away in a quiet […]