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Beautiful Nature: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book of Flowers, Plants & Landscapes Paperback – July 15, 2016
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Let the gray guide you to a beautifully realistic result.
How to Color Grayscale:
When coloring over grayscale the gray serves as your guide. Think of it as an adult color by numbers without the numbers. Instead, the darkness or lightness of the gray tells you how dark or light a color to use and where to apply it.
Simply put, light colors over light grays, dark colors over dark grays and medium colors in between to seamlessly blend light and dark.
Color over the gray to bring your image to life
An excellent way to achieve truly realistic results
Beautiful Nature is one of the best selling, premium quality grayscale coloring book like no other.
The top quality, peforated, 100lb archival quality paper handles a variety of mediums beautifully. The 48 stunning grayscale images of flowers, plants and landscapes have each been meticulously optimized for coloring.
A superb grayscale coloring book that both beginner and advanced grayscale colorists will treasure and truly enjoy!
- Premium quality grayscale coloring book
- 100lb archival quality, acid-free paper
- Printed one-side and perforated for easy removal
- Extensive grayscale coloring tips, tutorials & guidance to support the coloring of the pages of this book provided
Select your palette and color over the gray, letting the depth of shading guide your choices
Let the gray guide you
Using the gray as your guide, you will feel like a professional artist, bringing depth and color to each image and creating lifelike artwork that is uniquely yours.
Color over the areas with the heaviest gray shading, using your darkest colors.
Apply many light layers to build up your color.
Color over the areas with the lightest gray shading, using your lightest colors.
Apply many light layers to build up your color.
Use your medium colors to seamlessly blend light and dark. Your medium colors can be applied right over and into the light and dark areas in order to help bring everything together.
Watch as the beauty of nature emerges from the grayscale. And remember, you're the colorist. It's okay to flip the steps. If you prefer to complete small sections at a time, go for it.
I have purchased a number of other grayscale books but none have approach the high quality of Ms. Stocker's book until now. Of course, this is the second book in her series and it is as gorgeous as the first book. --iiiireader, #1 Amazon Reviewer
Nicole has a knack of selecting the most beautiful photos that lure you in. Don't be overwhelmed when you look at them. It really is very soothing and rewarding to colour these photos...A colourer's dream really! Single-sided images on top quality paper, that don't run into the spine and are perforated for easy removal. -- Colouring Book Reviews with Prue
As soon as I opened the box in which it was shipped, I knew I was holding a product of high quality. The binding and cover of the book are superb, and so is the paper quality...regardless of media and skill level, this book will accommodate. -- A Heep of Everything Blog
I could colour in this book for hours. Can't conclude anything other than that this book is a real asset to the colour world. A nice book for starting colourists as well as for the more advanced. -- Volwassenen Kleuren Ook
The photographs are all of high quality printing and are just the right shade of gray to colour over colour lightly and let the shading show through or add deeper colour and enhance the shadows, it is up to you and this book allows for both. --Creative Colouring with Hazel
About the Author
As a young girl, Nicole was enchanted by a black and white photograph hanging in her parents summer cabin, wishing she could bring it to life with color. An artist at heart, Nicole imagined a collection of coloring books filled with inspiring, carefully curated photographs. Following the beloved Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Nature is the second in her series of elegant grayscale coloring books. A mother of two young children, Nicole treasures any moment to lose herself in color and creation in her Vancouver home.
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Where her first book focused on animals, in “Beautiful Nature”, Ms. Stocker has turned her attention to flowers, plants, and landscapes. I was so very happy to see succulents included as well as some of my favorite flowers (roses, peonies, hydrangea, orchids, and the list simply goes on and on.) The landscapes and plant studies are equally beautiful and will be lovely to color.
Since my first venture into coloring grayscale, I have expanded my skills to include markers as well as colored pencils. I find that both work well with this book. I like to use markers to put a color foundation down and then to add shading and blending with my colored pencils.
Essentially, coloring with soft pencils in this book is simple – light colors for light areas, medium for medium, and dark for dark areas. You color the light areas first, then the dark areas. Finally, you come through with the medium colors and blend the picture together. I suggest that you have a blending medium (such as a pencil) at hand when working with this coloring book.
This is what I experienced while coloring in this book and testing the paper with my coloring medium. In the comments section below, I will list the medium I used for testing and which I usually use for coloring all of my projects.
48 Beautiful Nature grayscale designs with plants, flowers and landscapes
Printed on one side of page
Paper is heavyweight, acid-free, slightly rough, white and perforated
Pages are water-marked on the back with an area for you to sign your projects
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the paper readily
Water-based markers bleed through in tiny spots with the exception of my Tombows brush end markers which did not bleed through in my tests.
Gel pens and India ink pens do not bleed through.
Colored pencils work remarkably well with this paper. I could lay down great color, layer, and blend equally well with both wax and oil based pencils. I did find that soft lead pencils were somewhat easier to work with as they blend more readily.
If you use markers, I suggest that you either remove the pages from the book to color or use a blotter page below your working page to keep ink from seeping through to the page below. I use card stock but a couple of sheets of heavyweight paper work just as well.
The paper is again of the highest quality and my pencils have a veritable love affair with the pictures.
This book contains the most interesting grayscale nature photographs just ripe to be brought to life -
everything from succulents along with sea & landscapes to mountains & flowers - something for everyone.
If you purchase this book (and/or its predecessor) you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Heavy paper with a nice feel
Detailed, well designed photos for every level
Support for beginners or anyone needing the extra help
Long term entertainment without becoming bored (oh look...another butterfly or mandela)
Cons: A bit intimidating at first but take baby steps and it will be ok
No clue how long until her next book.
These are self published and done beautifully. The pride of ownership shines through in this book. I actually had Beautiful Animals before and pre-ordered this book as soon as it became available. It was well worth the wait.