The Gorgeous Colouring Book For Grown-Ups (Travel-size) – A Review

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The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups: Discover Your Inner Creative is published by Michael O’Mara and is part of the Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups series and comes from my own collection of books. This book contains a huge number of images, approximately half of which are floral or nature inspired and half are patterns. The patterns in this book are mostly swirling and repeating in style and a few are fairly abstract. The floral pages are in various styles including patterns, wallpaper style and garden-type scenes. There are images including fruit, leaves and shells but the overarching theme is florals and patterns rather than scenes so do be aware of that if you’re not such a fan of patterns, then this title isn’t for you. In terms of mental health, this book, as with the others in the series contains a huge variety of image content, image style and complexity. The images are drawn in various line thickness from very thin to very thick and a few have black backgrounds. Some are very intricate with plenty of detail which will take hours to complete and others are simpler with less detail and larger open spaces. This means that the book adapts to your fluctuating condition so if you can’t concentrate well then you can colour some of the plainer images and if you really need to get stuck in and distracted you can use the more complex pictures. The patterns are great for practising meditation and mindfulness techniques so it’s really useful for your mental health. This book is a great all-rounder and can be used by those with a range of levels of fine motor control and visual acuity. I would highly recommend this book, particularly if you’re wanting to dip your toe into the world of adult colouring. It’s a great price for so many pictures and the variety of image style and intricacy levels means that the book will adapt to your needs as they change on good and bad days. For more information about the book itself including paper quality and binding style and for more information on other titles in the series click here. If you’d like to purchase a copy then head to Amazon via this link The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-Ups: Discover Your Inner CreativeThe image below was coloured using Staedtler Triplus Fibre-Tips.

This book is available in both travel-size and full-size (review can be found here) and both contain the same pictures but the travel-size version just contains the middles of each image as shown in the photographs below.

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