are many coloring books around right now, but this is the
biggest I have seen yet, a whopping 16¾” x 11¾”
(40.6cm x 28.6cm). Originally published in 1995 and as Designer
Doodles, this is a timely second reprint (first in 2000) of
a lovely book filled with images suitable for framing. The
twelve pictures are hand drawn (no pixelated computer scans
here) with medium width black lines on good quality, fairly
smooth paper. Each design is one sided, so you can use whatever
medium you like (I suggest putting a sheet of card underneath)
including paints. The pages aren’t perforated but would
be simple enough to cut out, and as each image has a white
border of about ½” none of the image would be
lost. Ms Dymond has taken her inspiration from many historical
sources, including Celtic knotwork, Persian rugs, Roman mosaics,
Egyptian paintings, Italian Renaissance drawings and more.
On the front and back, ideas are given for coloring two of
the patterns, and inside the front cover are notes about the
inspiration and coloring hints for a variety of art media.
This would make a lovely present if you can bear to part with
it, better buy two.?
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