Art Therapy: Extraordinary Gardens – A Review

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This beautiful book is full to the brim with pictures of gardens, flowers and wildlife. Some images are of whole gardens, others of a repeating flower image and many include large, small, or a mixture of sizes of flowers. This book is particularly good for those of you who like to use coloured pencils and who like to colour realistic images. This book, as with all of the others, has thick enough paper to use felt-tips but the images are not particularly well-suited to this as many are not very detailed or intricate and would really benefit from the added details of shading and blending to bring the pictures to life. The natural images are great for calming the mind and bringing the outdoors indoors, particularly for those of you who are housebound like I am. One of the things I miss most about being able to go out is seeing flowers, birds and the leaves changing colour as the seasons change so this is a wonderful book to bring a bit of garden into your home. The images in this book are printed with a variety of line thicknesses making it suitable for people on meds that affect their ability to colour intricate details or whose patience and concentration levels change over time. It’s a very soothing book with some really lovely pictures that will definitely develop your skills in colouring realistic, natural images of flowers and plants. Highly recommended for my green-fingered colourers! The image below was coloured using Spectrum Noir oil-based coloured pencils.

You can get your copy here-Art Therapy: Extraordinary Gardens.- Amazon UK

https://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Therapy-Extraordinary-Gardens/9781910254066/?a_aid=colouringitmom – Book Depository Worldwide

For more information about the Art Therapy series including other books and paper quality etc visit this post.

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