Sunday, 31 July 2016

Lost Ocean

Lost Ocean is one of the beautiful colouring books Johanna Basford made and became a huge success.

The book is available via the links below:


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Vlog Episode 6 - Building background tutorial - An Arabian Night in Secret Garden


When I discovered adult colouring, the first picture that I found on the Internet was the one I call 'An Arabian Night'.
After seeing more pages drawings from Johanna Basford I decided to buy Secret Garden. 
So in a way this drawing is the starting point of my Passion for Pencils.


I have been working on this page for months now. And it will take me many more months before it is finished. I decided to turn this page into a night scene. I want the background to look like night sky and give it a feeling of warmth. I am using black, dark blue and purple pencils.

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Magical Jungle, A first glimpse of Johanna Basford's new colouring book!


Johanna Basford, author of Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and Lost Ocean, is about to launch her fourth colouring book!
She has already sold 16 million copies and her new book, Magical Jungle, will be successful too. I have no doubt about that.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Johanna. She had decided to give her favourite 'colourists' a free copy. She picked 30 people and I am one of the lucky few!
Yesterday, my copy arrived and of course I immediately started colouring. I managed to make a short video with a first impression of the book.
More videos will follow!

Magical Jungle will be available in August but you can already pre-order at Amazon or
There seems to be a slight difference in the book published by Penguin and the one by Ebury.
I will ask Johanna if there is a difference. If so I will let you know ASAP!


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Vlog Episode 5 - The Forest Ground in Enchanted Forest


Enchanted Forest has many beautiful drawings. 
One of my favourite double pages in this second colouring book by Johanna Basford is the one I call The Forest Ground. 
Because my way of colouring takes a lot of time, the drawing needs a lot more colouring untill it is finished.

I started using Prismacolor Premier pencils recently and I am using them in this video too.
These Prismacolor pencils are a nice addition to the Bruynzeel Design, Faber Castell Polychromos and Irojiten pencils that I already have.


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