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Fantastic Cities: 20 Postcards to Color Cards – August 9, 2016
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STEVE MCDONALD is the bestselling author of Fantastic Cities and Fantastic Structures. A Canadian artist and lifelong traveler, he has lived in Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, and Indonesia. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.
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Each postcard is 6 x 6 inches - an non-standard size so you'll need to add additional postage if you do mail them. A nice size to mount or frame...
Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Shibam, Hadharamaut, Yemen
Central Park, New York City, United States Mandala
1st Avenue and East 60th Street, Manhattan, New York, United States
Habitat 67, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Manarola, La Spezia, Italy
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Wasserburg, Bavaria, Germany Mandala
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Guanajuato, Mexico Mandala
Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
San Francisco Hillside Homes, California, United States
Donauworth, Bavaria, Germany
Piccadilly Circus, London, England
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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I really appreciate that Mr. McDonald kept to the square format of his books in sizing the artwork for the postcards. It also makes the set of cards very different from others. I'm not sure if regular postal rates will apply because of the change in size ( 6 x 6 inches) but for coloring purposes, I really enjoy it.
This is what I experienced while coloring in this set and testing my coloring medium on the card stock.
20 Fantastic Cities designs sized and cropped to fit postcards
Designs printed on one side of card stock with address/stamp areas on the back of the card
Paper is slightly rough white card stock
Glue bound but in the style of easy to remove pages such as a notepad
Alcohol-based markers had slight bleed-through but did not get to the paper I had below. I would still use a sheet of paper as a blotter below my working page or remove the cards before coloring when using this medium.
Water-based markers, gel pens, and India ink pens did not bleed through. Gel pens required a little extra drying time.
Colored pencils worked really well with these cards. Most postcards are smooth but this card stock had enough tooth to get good pigment, layering, and blending with ease. Both oil and wax-based pencils worked equally well.