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Colour your way into childhood reminiscence

"Personally, I love the original drawings. They have character...", blogs Johanna Basford, a UK based artist.

basford-759 Johanna Basford (Source: johannabasford/Instagram)

Remember your childhood when colouring books and fairy tales were your best companions? Well, Johanna Basford a UK based artist and illustrator may have a solution for you. She has created a series of colouring books for adults – Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Interestingly, the theme for these books is Fairytale forest.

The series is becoming increasingly popular around the world, selling more than a million copies. Her colouring books can be found on Amazon.

(Source: johannabasford/Instagram) (Source: johannabasford/Instagram)

Basford’s hand drawn illustrations have also been used by numerous brands, including Absolut Vodka, Sony, Nike and Tate Modern.

sea-horse-759 (Source: johannabasford/Instagram)

“Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing usually spanning several sheets of paper. I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints,” she writes on her website.

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(Source: johannabasford/Instagram) (Source: johannabasford/Instagram)

In another blog piece she wrote, “Personally, I love the original drawings (which is partly why I hoard them away!) They have character and tell the story of how the piece came together.”

First published on: 21-03-2015 at 12:48:28 pm
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