Some of you already know I’m into adult colouring books, as in I-LOVE-and-I-cannot-have-enough-of-them! So, as soon as the chance to colour/review one presents at my door, I open it wide open. And this time, waiting for me there was A Walk in Nature by Christopher D King.
Now that we made clear who this book belongs to, I think we can talk serious business 😉
Courtesy of Austin Macauley, I had the pleasure of challenging myself with some original illustrations. There are plenty in this book with a different difficulty level, which is presented with a challenge star rating at the end of the book. I really liked this because instead of just picking a favourite—let’s be honest, we all start with those—I found myself also choosing by consulting the rating system, so I could put my skills even more at work and track my progress. To give you an idea of the kind of difficulty and the type of illustrations, let me show you a couple of examples.
This is rated 3 star = advanced. It’s been really cold and dark here lately, so to brighten up the day I thought I’d use some vibrant colours, and you know what? It actually helped. I like turtles and having a double page with them to work on was lovely. And so is the illustration, don’t you agree?
This is rated 5 star = colouring ninja! I won’t hide the fact being a ninja has its charm—hesitating is pointless, just raise your hand—so why shouldn’t I try to be at least a colouring one, right? Do you think I passed and I can start drawing my own costume? *attagirl*
If you’re into colouring, you’ll find A Walk in Nature a nice and fun chroma-therapy book to grab. Pencils are my way to go, but in case you like to use pens, markers and such, know that the pages seem resistant and the colour shouldn’t get through the back and ruin what’s behind. The thing I personally found a bit unpleasant was that the book wouldn’t stay open unless I put something on the page next to the one I was colouring, and even in that case I needed to be sure to keep it still. However, as you can see, I managed my colouring and I’m happy with the result.
*Thanks Austin Macauley for the review copy.
Christopher D King is an artist/illustrator and product designer/engineer living and working in Oxfordshire. He specialises in unique detailed pen and ink illustrations drawn from his imagination. His inspiration comes from classic childrens’ literature, modern design, architecture, nature, engineering and anatomy. Themes are surrealist, animals, fantasy, dystopian landscapes, fictional characters, geometric foliage and lend themselves to childrens’ books and adult colouring books.