Artist – Selina Fenech
Pages – 108
Publisher – Fairies and Fantasy PTY LTD
As with Selinas previous books, Goddesses and Mythology is a subtle deep purple with a partially coloured image from the interior on the cover.
The soft matte card cover is 27.9cm x 21.6cm and the book is 108 pages. The spine is glue bound, and quite pliable after some use.
The paper is of moderate thickness and texture. A number of layers are easily achieved on the paper, with both oil and wax based pencils. Waterbased markers shadow, any other wet media will bleed. Make sure to have a few pages of standard paper behind the image to catch any bleedthrough.
Images are single sided, and surrounded by a border to prevent the image from entering the spine.
The facing page has the name of the image for easy reference to the original. This book contains , 25 different images, each one repeated, for a total of 50 images.
I have wanted a colouring book with mythological imagery ever since I began colouring – and this one fits the bill.
Selinas style is very consistent, with a delicate, traditional fantasy style that lends itself beautifully to colouring pages. These are no exception, with each image having been either converted from original artwork or drawn for the purpose of this book.
One very handy feature is a short paragraph about the Goddess being pictures underneath the name on the facing page. This is very useful for referencing or researching if you want to!
Linework is consistently thin throughout, and intricacy is moderate through the book with a good mix of smaller and larger spaces throughout.
The natural colour schemes that accompany these mythological figures and scenes are innately soothing and would be very well suited for times of anxiety or pain, or just a low day.
The fantasy theme is one of my favourites when you are in need of distraction, as the imagery and theme is perfect for escapism.
Line thickness and intricacy means that those who have vision or fine motor skills impairments may struggle with some of these images, but as always, please do check the images and flipthrough before deciding.
Thankyou for reading and I hope you have enjoyed this review,