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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 October 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213307
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Hurt Stock: £5.00 (12 available)
  • Size: 300x425 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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The Big Chill-Out Colouring Book

£9.99

12 beautiful patterns from around the world by Christine Dymond

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Creative, therapeutic, addictive! Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern life and lose yourself in Christine Dymonds intricate and captivating designs. Pick up a pen, pencil or brush and delve into 12 full-page designs inspired by combinations of Celtic, Roman, Islamic and Renaissance styles and patterns.

Creative, therapeutic, addictive! Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern life and lose yourself in Christine Dymonds intricate and captivating designs. Pick up a pen, pencil or brush and delve into 12 full-page designs inspired by combinations of Celtic, Roman, Islamic and Renaissance styles and patterns. Printed in black and white on high-quality, non-bleed paper, these beautifully drawn designs, inspired by cultures from all over the world, can be hand-coloured using any medium you like - felt-tips, gouache, watercolour, acrylics, coloured pencils, brush pens, etc. Choose your favourite colour scheme -- or have a look at the full-colour suggestion inside for inspiration.

- 12 full-page designs printed on good quality non-bleed paper
- Patterns and motifs inspired by a variety of cultures from all over the world
- Beautifully detailed and large designs for absorbing and therapeutic colouring

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Colouring inside the lines

When we ran a colouring competition on Facebook for this book last year, it was astounding that two people entered with colourings from the original edition, twenty years ago! It has to be a special book that holds its place on the bookshelf, and in the heart, for that long.

Comment: I like books of patterns. There's something quite satisfying about colouring borders and designs, especially those from other cultures and history. Because of the large format of this book, you won't get lost in microscopic detail. I've enjoyed colouring it and I'm looking forward to Christine's next book. 
I hope it isn't twenty years away!

Drawing: the book consists of twelve varied patterns inspired by many diverse cultures and historic patterns from around the world. There are Celtic and Arabic patterns and geometric designs of Ancient Rome and patterns with Renaissance ornamentation. The line width is consistent throughout and a couple of images are more detailed designs. See below. Other images allow space for shading in the background

.Layout and Paper: This book is big! It is A3 in overall size - 300 x 425mm. The size is fine when colouring the landscape aligned images, but in the portrait alignments, it can be difficult to reach the top. I decided to using a drawing board.
In most ways this book ticks the boxes for what colourers like to see in a colouring book.
The pages are single-sided, they have borders, there are no issues with images running in to the spine and the pages can be detached either by taking out the staples or by careful cutting.
The pages are stapled down the centre so that the book lies flat.
The paper is white and smooth but sturdy.
On the front inside cover Christine gives useful advice on what media to use from alcohol-based markers to watercolours, gouache to metallic markers. If you are going to use alcohol markers, perhaps put a sheet of paper behind the image just in case

Full review and images: http://colouringreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/the-big-chill-out-colouring-book.html

 


Jessica Palmer

Christine Dymond's large page, single-sided designs will appeal enormously to the meticulous colourist.  The Big Chill-Out Colouring Book's 12 beautiful patterns from around the world offer scope to experiment with pens, pencils, paints and inks. There are handy tips and suggestions inside the front cover for getting started and the paper is sturdy and smooth to avoid pens and paints bleeding through.  This is a place to enjoy many chilled, therapeutic hours of colouring.  


Machine Knitting Monthly

It's creative therapeutic and addictive! Take a break from the stresses of modern life a pick up a pen, pencil or brush then delve into twelve full page designs inspired by Celtic, Roman, Islamic and Renaissance styles and patterns. Printed on black and white on high-quality non-bleed paper, these beautifully drawn designs can be hand coloured using any medium you like. Choose your favourite colour sceme or follow suggestions for inspiration.

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