Jo Ann Kargus's drawings for The Adult Coloring Book St. Louis are all hand-drawn from her own reference. She features architectural details of each subject, but simplifies the overall drawing into a pleasant composition. She admits it was hard to choose only 50 landmarks for the book. "I love perspective and architecture, and I think of my coloring book drawings as 'fun realism.' These 50 drawings let people color and create art without the panic of looking at a blank sheet of paper and not knowing where to start. I hope people get enjoyment from coloring my illustrations - whether it just relaxes them or they really like how their end product turned out."
About the Author
Jo Ann Kargus has been a commercial artist/illustrator in St. Louis for over 32 years, but she has drawn her whole life. For her clients, her work ranges from quick marker sketches to Photo realistic renderings. She has also painted commissioned portraits and murals that are on display throughout the city. "I have always been thankful that I have been able to make a living as an artist."