A Curious Collection of Creatures to Color
by Kanoko Egusa
Coloring is one of those activities that brings back nostalgic memories of childhood. How strangely satisfying it was to pick up a crayon or pencil from that Crayola set (the bigger, the better) and get to work. Coloring can similarly offer relaxation to adults. This book is definitely one that looks like it would be fun to have.
The cover drew (pun, again!) me right in. It just looks so inviting. The first pages are examples of completed pictures and they are gorgeous. They will inspire. The following detailed pages cry out for my colored pencils. I think that I will have to purchase this one!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Fox Chapel Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date 09 Jun 2022
From the Publisher
“The artwork in Garden of Fairytale Animals is absolutely gorgeous with so much charm and whimsy on every page. I want to live in this enchanting and magical world that Kanoko Egusa has created!” —Katie Vaz, Artist, Illustrator, Author of Make Yourself Cozy and Cottagecore Galore
About the Author
Kanoko Egusa was born in Sendai, Japan. After graduating from university, she studied professional design and drawing at a vocational school in Kanazawa and started to work as a freelance graphic designer in 2008. In 2011, she began kanoko egusa design atelier, creating illustrations depicting imaginary worlds filled with animals, flowers, and plants.
In her studio, Kanoko surrounds herself with the things and images that inspire her. She takes inspiration from nature and from antique books, postcards, and greeting cards. Kanoko begins each piece of art simply, hand drawing using a dip pen and ink. She then digitizes each illustration to make any adjustments and finishing touches. With each illustration, she seeks to capture vivid expressions and magical moments, full of emotion and life.