We were so excited to see Johanna Basford’s announcement this week that THIS year she is gifting her fans with not just ONE colouring books but with TWO!
Johanna’s Christmas & Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford
We HAVE been begging for a Christmas Coloring Book and she decided to grant our most fervent wish. Along with the holiday present, Johanna is also busy creating and sharing sneak peeks of “Mystical Jungle”
I’m SUPER excited to share with you all the news that I’m releasing not 1 but TWO new books this year! Magical Jungle will be published in August (available to preorder now on Amazon for all you eager beavers!)
The full review and flip through of Magical Jungle is below.
Order Magical Jungle NOW! – Johanna Basford
From the internationally bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new coloring book that takes you on a wondrous expedition through the jungle. Magical Jungle.
Follow ink evangelist Johanna Basford down an inky trail through the Magical Jungle and discover a forgotten world of flora and fauna just waiting to be colored in. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations, color-inners of all ages are invited to explore an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. Encounter speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Let your imagination run wild in the leafy treetop canopy or find yourself drawn to the delicate world of sensational blossoms and tropical plants below. There are ancient relics to be found along the way, each one leading toward the mystical treasure hidden at the heart of the Magical Jungle. Only the bravest, most inquisitive colorers will discover what lies hidden at the end of this inky quest.
“The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.” —New York Magazine
“Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford’s imagination.” —The Huffington Post
I have received this FABULOUS perfect Coloring Book “Magical Jungle” from Penguin Books USA for review and I’m beyond thrilled to share it with you in this video review below.
Order Johanna’s Christmas – Johanna Basford
Each year Johanna does a special Christmas surprise for her fans but this year is the best one of all. A whole book of Johanna’s Christmas images.
Delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees, and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts are all waiting to be brought to life in this new coloring book from Johanna Basford.
From flurries of delicate snowflakes to deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and reindeer-led sleighs, Johanna’s Christmas is a celebration of this wonderful holiday season that invites you to pick up your pens and pencils to color, complete, or embellish each of the festive artworks.
Hidden in this book are a flock of elusive little robins—can you spot them all?
This holiday scene is the one Johanna said she was working on before she announced the Christmas book, what a fun sneak peek.When you pre-order from Amazon you are guaranteed the lowest price from the time you pre-order until it ships so why wait? You want to be one of the first folks in line for this beauty.
For this fun and festive coloring book, Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen color palette. The smooth, untextured pages allow for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with colored pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.
Something rather special for the festive season!
This book features 40 collectible, perforated pull-out prints, ideal for framing or giving as gifts. The perfect Christmas present for colouring fans. The illustrations are printed on one side of the ivory paper only, to allow you to remove your work of art without sacrificing the image on the reverse.
Delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts are all waiting to be brought to life in this new collection of pull-out prints. From flurries of delicate snowflakes to deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and reindeer-led sleighs, Johanna’s Christmas is a celebration of this wonderful holiday season that invites you to pick up your pens and pencils to colour, complete or embellish each of the festive artworks. Hidden in this book are a flock of elusive little robins – can you spot them all?
Johanna’s favorite pencils and pens are available now to work in all of her other gorgeous inky treasure books.
Standard Packaging of Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencils with the stand-up case are available everywhere. Johanna’s special ones are a little less expensive. If you have used these please comment to let us know if there are any differences between the two.
- 24 Staedtler ErgoSoft Colored Pencils US
- 24 Staedtler ErgoSoft Colored Pencils UK
- 24 Staedtler ErgoSoft Colored Pencils CA
I think I own every pencil sharpener out there except for electric ones and I find that the sharpeners made by the company that makes the pencils are usually the best bet. I use this one for other pencils as well and like it a ton.
Best Fine Tipped Markers for Johanna Basford’s Books
Fine-tipped markers work really well for Johanna’s super tiny detailed spots and give you pure color with not too much work. Johanna loves the Staedtler brand for this purpose too. I do wish Staedtler would come out with a marker that was a wee bit larger as well.
It looks like Staedtler has a set of Johanna Basford Exclusive Fine tip pens as well however after reading the reviews I don’t recommend them because they are higher than the ones in the regular packaging and are the exact same colors. The UK Colored Pencils JB pack are lower prices so maybe this will get fixed but right now, just buy the regular packaging.
The packaging is pretty because.. JB… but this isn’t a packaging I would keep my pens in so the inflated price is NOT worth it on this item. Buy the regular 36 pack here or my favorite the 20 pack with the stand-up case. I plan on buying the 36 pack when my set of 20 starts running out of ink but I’m keeping the cool package. They are my favorite to take with me for coloring at the coffee shop or the coloring events that are popping up.
The standard package Staedtler Color Pen Set, Set of 36 Assorted Colors (Triplus Fineliner Pens) are a little less for the same exact pens… MADNESS!
Which book are you more excited about? The Magical Jungle or Johanna’s Christmas? I don’t think I can choose so I’ll be pre-ordering both today!
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