"Fantastic Cities" - Coloring Book

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Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined - 60 pages

Product Details

  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Act Clr Cs edition (August 11, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452149577
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452149578
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.4 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

     

    Editorial Reviews Review BOOK OF THE WEEK -Florida Times-Union "...this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite." -CityLab from The Atlantic "_Fantastic Cities_ is an architecture-lover's dream." - Apartment Therapy "Before you set off on your next flight, grab a copy of this coloring book to entertain yourself during the journey. Even if you're not currently heading to an exotic location, the images of beautiful international cities are bound to inspire your next itinerary, or at least keep you occupied when the overwhelming wanderlust kicks in." -Health.com "Here's an activity book perfect for those lazy, hazy days of summer or those crazy days when you just need to take a break, focus on simple, creative tasks and chill out." - Stuck at the Airport "I would highly recommend this not just as a colouring book but also as a sketchbook." -ParkaBlogs "Render Manhattan or Montreal in whatever color scheme you please with Fantastic Cities, in which artist Steve McDonald's detailed line drawings offer bird's-eye views of the world's major cities." -Architectural Digest "this detailed coloring book focusing on densely packed city life, and is great for people who love coloring architecture and geometric shapes" -Geek Dad Holiday Gift Guide Pick "A top pick for creative travelers, this adult coloring book features intricate illustrations of urban landscapes including Paris, Tokyo, London and New York by artist Steve McDonald. Much has been said about the psychological benefits of colouring within the lines (it's proven to help with anxiety and stress) and is there a more satisfying way to kill time on a long-haul flight?" -Jetsetter Holiday Gift Guide Pick "For your detail-oriented dad: show him just one cityscape and he'll be occupied for hours." -PureWow Holiday Gift Guide Pick -Real Simple magazine Holiday Gift Guide Pick - Cosmopolitan.com Holiday Gift Guide Pick Afar Magazine Holiday Gift Guide "Canadian artist Steve McDonald presents the urban landscape as a canvas for creativity--dozens of painstakingly rendered streetscapes from cities including San Francisco and Istanbul offer several fun and theraputic hours with crayons." -Metropolis magazine Holiday Gift Guide Pick - RackedSF An Off Duty Top 50 selection. - Wall Street Journal About the Author Steve McDonald doesn't just draw the cities of the world. A lifelong traveler since his family moved to the Middle East in 1979, he's lived in Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, and Indonesia, visited dozens of other countries, and spent the better part of two decades traveling his native Canada from coast to coast via car, bus, helicopter, canoe, ship, and on foot. Everywhere he goes he soaks up the local color, the architecture, and, most of all, the lines. Steve's process includes observing, sketching on-site, and taking photos for reference in the studio, as well as working from many noted photographers' material. He lays down initial groundwork lines in pencil or on a tablet and then gets busy with the details. Although he works in many media, including acrylics, watercolors, and colored dyes, his favorite is simple pen and ink. When he's not knee-deep in the intricate details of his drawings, Steve is likely surfing (most recently in the waves off the coast of Bali, where he lived for two years with his family) or cross-country skiing in the snowdrifts of rural Ontario, which he currently calls home. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Steve's work has been showcased in many gallery exhibitions, television documentaries, and various publications, and can be found in many private homes and corporate collections worldwide. You can also find it online at artbysteve.squarespace.com.




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