Art Therapy: The Enchanted Forest – A Review

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This book is beautiful, very unusual and is not like any others with similar titles. Instead of being really girly and super pretty it’s a more realistic trip through an enchanted forest where you meet all those who may live or visit there. The contents of this book are enormously varied and the images range in difficulty level from simple, blocky, thickly drawn leaves to expert level, thinly, intricately drawn detailed castles and wizards and every level in between. This truly is a book that adapts to your needs and condition fluctuations while still being able to colour a theme of images that you love. While the title may imply that this is a book for girls and those who like all things pretty, it’s certainly well-suited to the growing number of male colourers out there too. My boyfriend looks through every book I’m sent to review and this is his current favourite and I’ve already had to promise him that he can colour the double page spread of dragons contained within. This book isn’t just fairies, flowers and unicorns (all of these are contained), it’s also rats, toads, slugs, elves, wizards, lizards and so much more. The line thickness varies throughout from very thick, and a double-page spread with a black background, to very thin and detailed. The book contains double-page and single-page images and you really feel like you’re walking through a forest and a story is being told as you turn each page. You find yourself in a land with giant mushrooms, eagles, woodland creatures, ferns, foxgloves, snails, deer and so much more. Some pages are patterned, others are scenes and some are a mixture of the two. This really is a book that has to be seen to be believed because you truly can’t imagine what it’s like without looking inside. I’ve done my best to pick out some of the most unusual images below to give you a good idea of its contents but honestly the book is so varied that this was very hard to do to give a representative idea! I’ve flicked through this book so many times and every single time I come across something new that I haven’t seen before or another detail that I hadn’t noticed. This is a must-have if you want to colour natural, fantastical scenes without having to constantly colour in teeny tiny leaves and for those of you that don’t have the vision, fine motor control or concentration needed for other books with a similar title, this book may well be for you because of the variety in line thickness and image style. I found this book really calming and it helped me to escape into a fantasy land where magic and whimsy can be found. I’d highly recommend this book to those of you who like to colour natural images, those of you with fluctuating conditions or problems with vision, fine motor control or concentration and all of you men who long to colour something a bit less frilly. Take a trip through The Enchanted Forest, you’ll be amazed at what you find there! You can get your copy here Art Therapy: Enchanted Forest

For more information about the Art Therapy series including other books and paper quality etc visit this post.– Amazon UK – Book Depository Worldwide

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