Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Magical City (adult colouring book) by Lizzie Mary Cullen

The Magical City
Designed by Lizzie Mary Cullen
Published by Penguin Books (978-1405924092)
ISBN: 978-1405924092

My verdict
This is one of the most eye-catching adult colouring books I have seen. I love the swirling pen-and-ink drawings of familiar buildings and cities, such as the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China and sights of London (e.g. Big Ben, Baker Street and Camden).

I chose this picture of Hyde Park, London, to colour first:

I used Derwent Academy Colour Pencils, which worked beautifully. I loved blending them with a Derwent Blender pencil. I also added in some Derwent Academy Flip Metallic Pencils.

The book has fairly thick paper so I also tried some pens. I used Staedtler triplus colour pens and Crayola washable pens. You couldn't see the pens on the back of the paper on the other side.

Complete picture:

New work in progress:

This a gorgeous colouring book and I discovered that adult colouring books provide me with a great way to relax. And as with many adult colouring books, there are objects to search for (and the solutions at the back). The only downside is that I then get less reading time!

I will upload more pages onto this review as I finish them off.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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