Artist – Deborah Muller
Pages – 128
Publisher – Andrews McMeel Publishing
Posh has quite the catalogue of adult colouring books, each one a different theme and category, but all of a similar structure.
Inspirational Quotes For Fun And Relaxation is a perfect size for using at home, at work or while travelling at 128 pages and 18.4cm x 24.1cm.
The cover is a glossy, bright card with a completed design from the book coloured brightly, and with a mid-green title to stand out.
The spine is lightly glue bound as well as string bound, providing extra reinforcement for wherever you may take the book.
The paper is of moderate thickness and texture. I was able to achieve quite a few layers of pencil on my completed image with no trouble. I experienced no bleeding with fineliners or waterbased markers, but some shadowing. This is unfortunate as the pages are double sided. If you are using alcohol markers, this will mean sacrificing the other side of the image sadly.
Each image features a whimsical design or character and hand lettered inspirational quote. Despite the theme, no image feels tedious or repetitive. The hand drawn images contain a unique style that feel refreshing each time you turn the page.
The quotes vary from Gandhi, to common sayings, to words such as Dream and Bliss lettered and embellished with fun designs. Images are primarily portrait orientation, with a handful of landscape oriented pictures.
The designs on each page vary from a cheerful owl, to a delicate dreamcatcher, to a row of plants. The styles are all drawn together by the artists wonderfully unique style of artwork!
The linework is consistently medium throughout, which suits the style of images quite well. Some of the lines within the images are thinner but this is hardly noticeable within the artwork.
The images are quite intricate, as the designs have quite a few areas and details to colour – but these are designed to be able to be coloured as a block rather than individually if needed
As always, I think that inspirational quotes are fantastic for days when your mental health is not at its best, or when you need to be distracted from something – the words give you something else to think about and the whimsical images take you away to a happy place.
The linework and detail is such that it accommodates for varied concentration, as you can adapt the images to your level of concentration at that time. You can spend half an hour on a picture, or five hours, it’s up to you!
The intricacy and linework mean that those with fine motor or vision impairments may struggle with these images, but please check the images before you decide!
If you enjoy whimsical designs combined with inspirational quotes, have a look at my review of Don’t Worry Be Happy via this link.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and happy colouring!