Adult Colouring Books are all the rage nowadays – meaning of course colouring books designed for adults rather than containing 18+ material. Primarily they are used to aid relaxation and stress-reduction, though I think it would be fair to say that there is also an element of nostalgia.
Up to now I haven’t succumbed to this fashion, though I have been known to “help” my 4 1/2 year old son with his colouring. However, my Twitter friend and fellow blogger Zelda Sydney has authored an adult colouring book that has me searching for colouring pencils – because the illustrations are all related to wine!
The first three pages explain (a brief) history of wine production, Zelda’s interest in wine and illustration, and why she thought to combine them.
There are 20 hand-drawn comic-style illustrations each of which has a wine-related theme. It’s obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into their composition – they have (at times) quite technical wine themes but are approachable for those with only a passing interest in wine. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic lettering, this lady knows her stuff!
Here is my overall favourite: before any colouring and after I have started work (Disclaimer: please bear in mind that I am partially colourblind and so the actual colours used may bear no resemblance to those intended to be used.)
Click on the image to buy the book on Amazon