Have you noticed the huge trend for colouring books aimed at adults? Well, it hasn’t escaped Amelia’s attention and this year she launched an open brief to artists and illustrators to provide some beautiful black and white images to be exclusively included in her first adult colouring book: The Colourful Companion.
This beautifully curated colouring book features the work of multiple contributors who have worked in diversely different but appealing styles. It includes artwork that features a wide range of themes, creating a book that goes beyond the feel of most pretty decorative colouring books.
The artists come from all over the world, with talented recent graduates from UK art colleges joined by established artists looking for a unique creative outlet to showcase their work. There are contributors from Sweden, India, Guatemala, Austria, Japan, Colombia, the US and more.
Cygnet INK are delighted to finally be able to announce that 2015 Illustration Graduates from the University of Lincoln, and Cygnet INK members, Caitlin Gardiner and Jack Bailey will have their artwork published in the first edition of The Colouring Companion!
University of Lincoln Illustration graduate Jack Bailey creates busy landscapes full of intriguing characters in motion… Read Jack’s Interview
Whether you are already a colouring enthusiast or are thinking about giving it a go, this book is perfect for you and will also make an excellent Christmas present for that special someone: I have therefore made it easy to buy one, two or three copies in one pledge. And if you buy 3 Early Bird copies you’ll get the biggest bargain of all!
Mock up of the book:
The mock up shown above has been produced by my printers in Kent and gives you an idea of how the finished book will look. The book is 96 pages long and will be printed on beautiful high quality thick paper which will happily take coloured pencils and pens without any bleed through. It has thick cover stock and Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion will be bound using the lay flat binding process ensuring that it lays flat when you are colouring in a page: this is a very expensive way to produce a book so most commercial publishers will not do it, but since it ensures a high quality colouring experience I think it is worth doing. It also means that it is easy to remove an individual page for display should you want to do so.
Support the artists involved and grab a slice of the fantastic colouring phenomenon. If you like what you see please do share the campaign or make a pledge, it will make everyone involved super happy to see Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion in print!