a little shot of inspiration

Colouring books are not just for kids

Colouring books are not just for kids

7th February 2014

Templar Publishing have just launched Pictura – a stunning collection of black-and-white concertina colouring books – and I want them all!

With line work from illustrators like Shaun Tan and John Howe (conceptual artist for Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit), each themed book folds out into a stunningly detailed panorama. Part of me wants to keep them black and white forever, but a larger part can’t wait to get out the brights and test some palettes on unsuspecting dragons. Or valiant knights. Hell, I might even paint Paris hot pink.