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HaiKu by Nancy Pena

I want to share about this adult coloring book. I got this as present and it’s really good! To be honest at first I didn’t think this book is good for me, as I can’t use coloring pencils to make shading and all. But when I looked at the pictures inside, it’s actually awesome. It has different style than other adult coloring book. This one has more of classic japanese / chinese painting style.

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Cover HaiKu

I took some pictures from the book as you can see below (please click on the image to see clearly) :

What do you think? I bet you’re agree with me! πŸ˜€

I tried coloring its cover page with coloring pencils, and Β here is the result :

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Cover page colored

I’m very happy with the result! It looks like painting (although I don’t know if I can do good on other pictures lol). Want it? Hurry up and go to nearby bookstore πŸ˜‰ For those who lives in Vietnam, you can try PNG bookstore (the one in Vincom mall), but I can’t guarantee you will get it =/ Hope you find it!

Ciao~ Thanks for reading my post!

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Fashion Coloring Book by Kang Min-Jee

For you fashion lover, I would recommend this coloring book. I found this book accidentally when I was buying other book for my friend. One of my cousin loves fashion, and she was looking for coloring book. So I figured she might like this one πŸ˜‰

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The author is a Korean. I saw many coloring books here are from Korean author. They have pretty good pictures and design, and cheaper compared to Secret Garden series. Although for my personal collection I prefer Johanna Basford books.

I took some pictures at random from this book, as you can see below.

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She uses many designs from branded fashion. So if you are a fashion lover, hold your drool and get it at nearby bookstore πŸ˜€ I saw this book to several people and most of them want it. As for me, I’m more interested in flowers, leaves, and animals. This is not my thing lol.

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Enchanted Forest – Johanna Basford

The second book of Johanna Basford is Enchanted Forest. And since 3rd book already on sale, I’m thinking to share about Enchanted Forest first. This coloring activity has been very addictive. It helps me relax and even sleep better. I’m still doing the first book, Secret Garden ( 88 pages can’t be finished in short time lol).

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Enchanted Forest

What makes Enchanted Forest different from Secret Garden? I can say that both of them still using the element of flowers and leaves, but Enchanted Forest focus more on animal shape and kingdom-like shape, while Secret Garden focus on garden (well..doh!) and mandalas.

Below is several pages from Enchanted Forest that I took randomly. There are many good pictures inside I just can’t take them all to share it. Just like in Secret Garden, in Enchanted Forest also have “treasure hunt” where you can try to find animals or things listed on first page of the book.

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I will share again once I colored one of the page in Enchanted Forest. For now, that’s all I can say πŸ˜‰

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Secret Garden – 3 pages full color

Just wanna share my ‘hardwork’ in coloring the book. Yes it is fun. But yes it also stressful when your choice of color is limitted. The trick is to force yourself to finish it no matter what, no matter which color. Just get it done!

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For this one I decided to use blue range colors. And a little bit other color for the items.

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This one looks very complicated but actually not really. I enjoyed coloring this one because most of the drawings are small.

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This is my latest work. Almost given up on the way but finally finished it! (Well done! Myself…)

I bought staedler triplus fineliner recently. I will try coloring other pages using that pen. These pages were colored using stabilo pen.

How is your coloring doing? πŸ˜‰

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Secret Garden by Johanna Basford – Coloring Book for adult

Ever since I was a little, I like to do the coloring book. Only that though. . I don’t have any talent in drawing from scratch, but I do like to play with color and made the picture more beautiful (according to me haha). Couple months ago I watched a drama where the character likes to color a book in her spare time to relax, and that kind of inspired me. I want a coloring book too!

I went to some book stores here to find a coloring book for children but nothing interested me. I didn’t know there is a coloring book for adult (and it’s very famous too!). Last night my husband went back from office and said his colleagues forced him to buy me a book. This book!

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Secret Garden Cover in Vietnamese

OMG!! This is awesome! I looked at the content and my mind blown away. I wanted to start coloring right away but I don’t have any coloring pen now 😦

secret garden secret garden secret garden secret gardenThis book was made by Johanna Basford, a Scottish artist. It has been translated to many language. Mine is Vietnamese, but I don’t mind. It’s a coloring book!

There is another interesting thing in this book. Treasure hunt! There are several items you need to find throughout the book. Total 84 pages of drawing. I can’t wait to go to bookstore and get a set of coloring pen!

If you go to her website :Β http://www.johannabasford.com/books, there are 3 books. I will get the other 2 as well xD