Saturday, 19 September 2015

Colour Calm: Colouring Book Review

As an anxious person, I find the simple pleasure of colouring in to be both calming and relaxing  As the adult colouring trend continues to sweep the country, more colouring books aimed at adults are being found in high street retailers.

  When I got sent Colour Calm: Creative colouring for grown-ups, I couldn't wait to sit down and review it.

Colour Calm is a colouring book with a difference. It's a monthly title!
 Featuring 116 pages of beautiful designs and original art to colour, I soon took to colouring as a way of relaxing. To be honest, I wasn't happy with my first colouring so I was happy to see that the magazine includes practice patches. You get a bit of a trial run first that way!

Issue 2 features five original cake designs by Illustrator Tom Hovey. There is even a chance to win one of Tom's prints plus other goodies.

My favourite was the drawing of the cake. It took me about 45 minutes to complete. 

At 4.99 it's a bargain and will keep me going for weeks. For those of you not near to any local newsagents you can also buy the issues online. 

I was also happy to find that there is a free colour calm app available for iPad and iPhone. The app allows you to draw in three drawing styles either choosing to fill an entire area or using an auto masking tool to keep within the lines. I loved the freehand mode as I could choose from a selection of line widths allowing me more creativity in the app. You can also share your finished colouring on social media.

The colouring craze doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon. If you fancy joining in, I'd recommend both the app and the book.

Disclaimer:We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.


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