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Series – Color Art For Everyone
Pages – 24
Price – 6.99
The Color Art for Everyone series has a number of different editions (Kaleidoscope, designs etc) and each is the same format. An A4 magazine, paperback with 24-40 images.
Each page is single sided, and surrounded by a white border – removing the pesky spine issue!
The paper is quite thin, but as the images are single sided, this isn’t much of an issue unless you use alcohol markers.
I haven’t seen a great deal of water/ocean themed books or magazines. Certainly not as common as forests/garden themed books. So this was a pleasant change.
The images are primarily patterned images – seashells, sailboats, fish, underwater scenes rested on the page. It is a nice variety of subjects, although the patterned nature of them become a touch tedious.
The lines are all medium thickness and there is a nice balance between intricate and basic images. None of these will take hours and hours, nor will they be finished in fifteen minutes.
If you’re a fan of patterns – picking your colours and continuing without having to focus too much, this is a great magazine. If your concentration is low, or fluctuating, this is a good magazine – the images aren’t basic, nor are they so intricate that it will overwhelm you.
The subject matter is cheerful, and an added benefit of colouring ocean/water themed images is the colours. According to colour psychology, blues and greens are calming, reduce feelings of sadness and help to reduce activity in the nervous system.