A horse lovers coloring book. Fantastic designs of gorgeous horses of many different breeds. 30 illustrations, including two of foals, a pegasus, close ups and horses jumping, cantering & trotting. Lovely designs, floral and paisley with a twist. Each drawing was completed by a professional artist who loves horses.
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I really enjoy coloring horse designs, especially those with extra doodles included for coloring fun. The Wonderful World of Horses is one of the best of this style horse coloring books I have. There are thumbnails of 30 of the designs at the front of the book. According to the product description, there are supposed to be 30 designs in the book but I count 31, so that adds a bonus page over what I expected in this book. The 31 designs are originals drawings by artist Simone Phillips. Her designs have a flowing look to them even though the horse(s) may be at a standstill. A few of the designs also feature a young woman along with her horse. The designs are detailed with some small areas but not to the point of tiny spaces to color. I enjoyed coloring both of my first two projects and did both of them with a variety of alcohol-based markers. In one, I decided to utilize the white space to be the color of the horse to make the floral designs in its coat stand out. In the other, I colored the horse with brown but had a lot of fun giving it a mane full of color. This is what I found in coloring and testing this coloring book: 31 Horse Designs with Floral Embellishments 30 Thumbnail designs Printed on one side of thin, white, slightly rough non-perforated paper Glue Bound Designs do not merge into the binding area Most designs have a framing line around the outside and those that don’t have the line have all elements finished within the design I can get the book to open fairly flat by breaking the spine Alcohol and water-based markers bleed through the paper Gel Pens and India ink pens leave colorful shadows on the back of the page Coloring pencils work well with this paper. I can put color down with a light touch for a softer, grainy look or by pressing harder or applying several coats, I can get a good solid pigment look. Soft lead pencils blend and layer well. Hard lead pencils leave dents on the back of the page. I recommend using a blotter of card stock or heavyweight paper beneath your working page to keep the rest of the book in good condition. You can also cut pages out without any loss of design. I was provided a copy of this coloring book by the artist.