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Intricate Ink Animals in Detail Vol. 2 a Coloring Book by Tim Jeffs Hardcover – 15 Jun 2017
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From sea turtle to swallowtail butterfly, great gray owl to green tree python, each animal drawing by Tim Jeffs (American, b. 1965) is a study in pattern and texture. By day a creative director in publishing, Jeffs began experimenting with animal art during his free time. As his sketchbook filled with complex illustrations of creatures large and small, he realized he had found a powerful art form. Once he decides upon a subject, a thirty-plus-hour process unfolds. Jeffs first researches the animal's habits, habitats, conservation status, and physical appearance. Using pen and ink and colored pencils, he channels his findings and artistic passion into creating an animal portrait on Bristol board. "Then," the artist says, "I cover the subject with a styled pattern of my own creation. It's almost like creating a mosaic of lines, shapes, or colors. Not so much photorealism but more of an impressionistic approach that creates a realistic view." It's the alchemy of science and creative license. With this second volume of Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail, Jeffs fuels his drive to create a collaboration between himself, an artist with a lifelong love of animals, and colorists around the world. In addition to providing creative fulfillment, his highly detailed illustrations have garnered worldwide attention as they raise awareness of and connection with the animal kingdom. Enjoy coloring these animal portraits, creating beautiful pieces of art. The delight is in the details!
About the Author
The artist's story began in Maryland in 1965. Born the seventh of eight children, and from a young age fascinated by drawing, Tim Jeffs was a national awardwinning artist while still in high school. A scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York set the stage for a twenty-five-year career designing books, logos, and websites for Scientific American, Sunset Publishing, Time Life Books and others. Jeffs began sketching animals for personal pleasure; his finely detailed drawings have gone on to garner worldwide attention.
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As you open the book you can notice the quality straight away as you turn the pages. It opens up landscape and can be opened flat so nothing gets in your way be it left handed or right handed. Being left handed this is a joy as so many colouring books the binding is always in the way for me so this is another big plus and will please any lefties out there. The majority of the drawings are in Landscape with some in portrait.
You are spoiled for choice on the inside with 25 hand drawn animals on quality paper from the amazing animal artist Tim Jeffs. There is an array of different animals from Owls to Elephants,Reptiles and sea creatures and many more. You can colour anyway your imagination lets you! So you could colour a Grey realistic elephant or use your imagination and colour it a rainbow of colours, anything goes in the world of colouring!
The Intricate details that Tim puts into these drawings is a time consuming process that can take him 30-40 hours to draw for each animal. That being said the comparison of 50 animals in volume 1 of Intricate Ink compared to 25 animals in volume 2 is that to have had 50 animals in this book we would have had to have waited longer for another colouring book from Tim and I'm so pleased that we are able to have the book sooner than what could have possibly been 2 years before another book was created for us all to colour.
Just to touch on price when you compare it to Volume 1 and see that there isn’t much difference between the 2 books please remember that volume 1 has been out for over a year and that the price has dropped so you need to look at it from the perspective that volume 1 was released at a bargain price really with it having 50 drawings in it as compared to the price of book 2 with 25 drawings and selling at what the price should be.
I find Tim's Intricate detail so different from so many other animal drawings in colouring books that are out there and you can see your colouring progress in a way I haven't experienced before. You don't need to be scared of these wonderful drawings either as you can colour within the lines or you can let your colours wash over the lines. Any colourist of any skill level can pick this book up and colour and you will be amazed what you can do. With Intricate scales feathers or fur to colour you will be kept busy for hours with this book. The paper will take most mediums but I tend to put a piece of card underneath what I'm colouring just to protect the image on the next page.
I highly recommend this colouring book to all colourists the drawings are fantastic as is the quality of the book and I can't fault it. Massive thanks to Tim Jeffs and Pomegranate for this book and I look forward to Volume 3 of this amazing series of colouring books!!!
The book is beautifully produced, the paper is superb and the book opens flat for ease of use.
Tim Jeffs and Pomegranate have surpassed themselves.