Book Review: Beautiful Creatures plus a chance to win a free copy!

Entry Has now closed and the winner will be announced shortly, thanks to everyone that entered and good luck

Before colour photography if you wanted a colour photograph of your loved ones you could employ a proffessional to colour your black and white photographs by hand.  Imagine what a wonderful job that would be… to sit all day and colour and get paid for it!  Coloring greyscale photographs is just as much fun as colouring line art as I discovered when I was sent this lovely book full of greyscale images compiled by Nicole Stocker.  Beautiful Creatures is a unique colouring book printed in Canada by Huelish and contains 48 greyscale photographs featuring animals from all walks of the animal kingdom.

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Each picture is printed on lovely thick paper with a decent tooth for coloured pencils.  The pages are all neatly perforated close to the spine for easy page removal, a;ways a sought after feature of colouring books and shows the thoughtfulness that went into the creation of this one.  The work is especially suited for coloured pencils although you may like to experiment with other media.  Any media that is translucent, that is will allow the image to show through it, is worth trying in this book.  the idea is to colour over the greyscale and allow the lights and shadows of the printed image to give the picture detail and texture.  The end result is very much like looking at a photograph with a pencil filter overlay.  Nicole has included a tutorial at the beginning of the book with a simple set of instructions to get you started.

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You start off with a greyscale image such as this one. This leopard is first image to colour in the book.

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And then you colour over with pencils using the greyscale as a guide.

My first attempt above I coloured with a combination of budget priced pencils: mainly Faber Castell Classics, Micador ColouRush and my old Fun Stuff pencils.  (Funstuff is a really cheap kids supermarket brand that turned out to be surprisingly nice.  They are, sadly, no longer available.)  As you can see you do not need expensive high end pencils to get great results with this book.  I found the nature of the printed image left a slightly blotchy texture which can be smoothed out with a variety of blending methods.  I preferred to keep it.

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This lovely portrait of a basenji was coloured with high end Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  they also work beautifully on this paper over the print.  I choose to smooth out the blue and yellow background with a Derwent blender pencils.

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Excuse the light glare around the foot of this terrapin, The colouring, in reality, is just as dense and sharp as on it’s head.

 

I again returned to my FC Classics and Fun Staff pencils for this terrapin.  This picture was a bit more of a challenge with all the thin black line markings and I needed to keep my pencil sharp.  I love the way Nicole has loosely framed each of the photographs giving you a defined border around each picture.  Every one of them would look great framed and hung up in a simple picture frame.  I really enjoyed colouring in this book.  I found I could achieve great results in less time than it would take me to colour a normal line art piece.  I think this is because most of the shading is already done for you.  All you need to do is add your colours over the top. A great advantage for busy people with little time to colour.  You have the advantage of being able to research the animal for the colours you require or you could wing it and unusual colour palettes for a psychedelic look.

If you would like a more detailed look at this book here is my video review of Nicole’s book on Youtube:

If you would like to purchase a copy of Beautiful Creatures check out Nicole’s site at:

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While you’re there have a look at her gallery filled with examples of each page fully coloured by many different  colourists.

Now for the cool news!  Nicole has generously sent me a second copy of Beautiful Creatures to give away to one lucky reader!  For your chance to win it all you have to do is leave a comment below stating which colouring book in your collection is your favourite one to colour in!  It’s that simple.  🙂  The competition will run until May 1st with the winner being announced here on this blog on Monday May 2nd 2016.  The winner will be selected randomly from the list of entries so everyone has an equal chance to own a copy of this fun and unique colouring book.  Good luck!

336 Comments

  1. Gloria Lowell

    I love your YouTube videos. They are the best!

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  2. Phyllis Stuart

    I think I really like Lost Ocean the best but each one of my coloring books have something good in them.

    I love your videos & blog. How did you become such a wonderful artist? I would really like to improve my skill. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Laura

      Thanks to your book review I just received Escape to Wonderland and has quickly become a favorite. Love your videos!!

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    2. Sophie

      Thank you for all your videos, Peta! They are very helpful. I do enjoy coloring in several books, but favorite so far is Enchanted Forest.

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  3. NoGrinch

    This is an amazing coloring book! Your colored images are beautiful. My favorite coloring book at this time is the Doodlers Anonymous coloring book.

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  4. Gloria Lowell

    So far my favorite book to color in is Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta.

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  5. Crystal Marshall

    It took me a long time to decide whether I wanted to get the Animorphia coloring book by Kerby Rosanes, because I wasn’t sure I would like it because of all the little doodles. I really loved the realistic pictures though. So I bit the bullet and purchase the book. I love it. I even love the little doodle. So today my favorite book to color in is the Animorphia coloring. i say today, because tomorrow there may be another book that is my favorite, because there are so many pretty books out there. Lol

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  6. Afshan

    Animorphia is my favourite book to colour in.

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  7. Kim

    Hard to decide which is my favorite but I like anamorphia, and enchanted forest

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  8. Kris Gerber

    My current favorite book to color in is my Doodle Invasion book. I am very impatiently waiting delivery of my UK version Animorphia.

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  9. Cindy Therkildsen

    Hi Peta! Thanks so much for all your YouTube videos! I love watching them and I’ve learned so much from you!
    My favorite coloring books are by Johanna Basford. I love all of hers but my favorite is Secret Garden.
    Thank you for having this competition!

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  10. Elena Moskalova

    My favorite coloring book is ‘The magical city’, my favorite pencils are Derwent Inktense, and I’m so grateful for your fantastic tutorials!
    Hugs from Ukraine!

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  11. Lisa Kennedy

    I love your videos, especially the tutorials. This book looks amazing, and your finished pictures are beautiful Peta! I am a novice at coloring and not an artist by any means. My favorite book is Enchanted Forest. I find it has pictures for every taste and skill level. Coloring is my now my favorite hobby. Thanks again for your videos and the time you dedicate to producing them!

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  12. Bennie Fernandez

    Mermaids, Fairies, & other girls of whimsy by Hannah Lynn

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  13. Rebecca Stone

    At the moment my favourite is Wildscapes by Stephanie Holm. Very challenging for a beginner like me but enjoying the process 🙂

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  14. Linda Gilliam

    I only have one so far but I love it, it’s called Magical Garden, lots of birds, flowers and butterflies.
    I would SO love to win this awesome book!

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  15. Patti

    It’s hard to pick a favorite,,,kind of like picking your favorite child. But I do love Johanna Basford’s The Secret Garden. I do want to get my hand of this book though. It looks challenging, but exhilarating as the animals come to life. Thanks for your reviews and coloring tutorials. I am in awe of your talent.

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  16. Rachelle Daley

    My Favorite colouring book is Enchanted Forest! Thanks Peta <3 From Canada

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  17. Melvina Grose

    Your work in this is always so stunning. I have been anxiously awaiting to see what became of this book since you posted on Facebook that you received a copy. I have never seen something like this and found it kind of intimidating, but now that I see what you have done to the pictures it doesn’t look so bad. 🙂 One of the books that I have been really enjoying coloring in is one from Creative Haven collections called Mindi Mandala’s. I think this is what it is called. Funny I don’t have it next to me to copy the title. I really like the intricacy and fine line work to the pages. I am an avid lover of Henna and this book is littered full of henna designs. I am absolutely loving the use of my fine liners, sharpie fine liners, and so on.
    I am so excited to watch your newest YouTube video. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your channel.
    Thank you so much Peta. You are such and inspiration to me.

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  18. Mari White

    You are such an inspiration Peta. My favorite colorbooks are Secret Garden and Animorphia, however I love working in all of my books. Thanks for the great reviews and tutorials!

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  19. Letisha Scott

    I enjoy the Enchanted Forest book. Your colorings are beautiful!

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  20. Monique Turner

    My favorite coloring books are definitely the Colorama coloring books because they were the first ones I ever received I tend to go back to them quite a bit when I’ve been working on something very intricate And need a break

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  21. Pattie

    Hi PETA!

    I’m in awe of your talent. I’m up late most nights (2am-3am) watching your videos and reading your blogs. Having an art background, I’m finding using color pencils is a new passion, (thanks to you), and takes practice. Your Point of veiw and instructions make it very easy to understand and follow along. Please, keep them coming! Being a business owner here in Southern California, I have many things that I should be doing, but I choose to spend my time with you . Haha
    I would love to know about your art background.. Maybe a little bio.. Also just a suggestion, maybe weekly skill improvement assignments.. Just a thought..

    Warmly,
    Pattie

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    1. Melvina Grose

      I also have spent many late nights watching Peta’s videos and being inspired by her talent. I have never been crazy about colored pencils until I started watching Peta color that now I can’t get enough of her videos. I have spent many late nights watching her videos over and over again just because she is so inspiring. I am so glad that I am not the only one obsessed by her talent. 🙂

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  22. Hazel Parr

    I’ve coloured for years but on images for my handmade cards so colouring books are new to me. I actually started on colouring books by buying Sandy Allnocks download able colouring book as it is aimed more at card makers. It’s really different to the usual adult colouring books and is really worth checking out http://www.sandyallnock.com I’ve since bought a couple of Joanna Basford books. I now struggle to make time to colour as I’m so busy with my cards but I always colour when I go to my mums for tea so roll on Saturday!
    Hazel xxx

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  23. Joyce

    Peta, thanks as usual for more helpful information. I can echo all of the praises above. As far as my coloring books I am always so happy with anything Johanna Basford or Millie Marotta. I have also enjoyed the Color Me series by PJC Smart. My go to favorite does seem to be Lost Ocean as I seem to have colored the most in that book. I have seen information on this new book Beautiful Creatures on the Internet and am happy to see how these wonderful photographs work with colored pencils

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  24. Amelia

    Lost Ocean is my favorite book to colour in.

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  25. Jenna

    I would have to say Enchanted Forest is my favourite but I love Lost Ocean too. I have to say that your videos have really rekindled my love for colouring. Learning a few new techniques has made it so much more enjoyable, and your work is crazy good! My jaw drops whenever I see something new. That two paged octopus spread and the orange and blue fish are two of my favourites.

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  26. Lori J. Shipley

    Hi Peta,

    I too LOVE your videos and am anxiously waiting for the next duck pond installment lol. I’ve been coloring since before it was the “in” thing to do….you know, back when you had to order books online or rely on an art store. Now that it’s been shown to be good for you I can get a coloring book at the grocery store!! That’s okay though because it’s easier to feed my addiction now. I love Johanna Basford and would say that Enchanted Forest is my most colored book so I guess that makes it my favorite….though Lost Ocean looks great and now she’s got Lost Jungle coming out this summer….I can’t wait. Thanks for the videos and all the work those entail, it’s so generous of you to share your time and talents with us!

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  27. Pattie

    Btw I’m currently working in enchanted forest. I only have the one book. I’ve bought, 4 Secret gardens, 3 Enchanted Forest, 2 Lost Oceans to give as gifts.. I also give them your name to look up your instructional videos . ??
    Thanks again Peta?
    Warmly,
    Pattie

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  28. Lady Alice

    My favorite coloring book is Enchanted Forest by Johana Basford. I just like the concept so much, since I write fantasy stories, it stimulates my imagination a lot!

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  29. Elizabeth

    My favorite is creative heaven Mehndi Design Traditional Henna Body Art coloring book.

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  30. Laura

    Hi! My favorite is Enchanted Forest so far. ;D

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  31. Michaela Dunn

    I love your log and videos!!
    My favourite book to colour in is currently Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom – deluxe edition.
    However I feel like that will change when my Animorphia arrives 😀

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  32. Kamila R

    This is A very unique and amazing colouring book! Your finished images took my breath away!,

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  33. Claire

    What a great book!

    My fav colouring book is Enchanted Forest, it’s the one I’ve completed the most pictures in.

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  34. Paula

    My favorite is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. Love your videos, Peta. 🙂

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  35. Thuyanh Nguyen

    I love colouring book. They are great for relaxing after a long day of working and studying. Of course there are so many books that i would love to colour in. But my favourite book is the inking adventure book Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford. As this was the first colouring book that my husband bought for me. I really enjoy it. I love sea and its creatures, so it is very exciting and fun to colour in this book. Its so relaxing to sit back and colour in and enjoy yourself, just let the imaginations dancing in your head while colouring. I think for me this is the best book so far!

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  36. Katrina

    I am very new to this medium but am loving all your tutorials and am learning and improving because of them. I love Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford. I purchased it after watching your how to draw wooden planks. I appreciate your willingness to share with us. Thank You!

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  37. Camila Díaz

    I love your Youtube videos. My favorite coloring book is the Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. Greeting from Chile.

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  38. Holly Zessin

    Enchanted Forest so far but I seem to be collecting all kinds of pretty ones. I really enjoy your videos.

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  39. Laura

    I love animorphia…but Johanna books I think are the best so far . I would love to color in beautiful creatures.

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  40. Beth

    My favorite book to color in is Enchanted Forest!! Thanks for all your wonderful reviews!!!

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  41. Carol

    My current favourite book to colour in is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. Thank you for your wonderful videos, I really learn a lot from them!

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  42. Vera Moore

    So far my favorite is Secret Garden. Am looking forward to Animorphia(on my list) and Johanna Basford’s new one out in a few months.

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  43. Desera Shackelford

    My favorite book at the moment is Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest

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  44. Lisa Smith

    My favorite is Enchanted Forest, it just feels the most special. I’m so glad you reviewed this book, it’s on my Amazon wish list and it’s so interesting, definitely different than anything else out there.

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  45. Samantha G.

    I love my Johanna Bedford books and my new UK Anamorphia, but my current favorite is Escape To Wonderland. I have added some line art in a couple of the pages, which is the first time I have done this, thanks to the inspiration of your fantastically beautiful work. Thank you for making my coloring experiences happier.

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  46. Karen S

    I like so many of them it is hard to choose but I think my favourite is the Enchanted Forest book by Johanna Bedford.

    Love your videos, it really inspires me how wonderful your images end up.

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  47. Kris Martino

    Hi Peta, I simply adore and envy your coloring skills. It is easy to see you are a gifted artist from your finished pages and videos. I have loved watching your videos and try to learn from them…from color choices to learning where to place shadows and highlights. I rewatch the coloring videos frequently as the music is really soothing. My favorite coloring book is one I found out about on YouTube and immediately ordered from the Pen Store in Sweden. It just arrived a couple of days ago (USA) and is called DAGDRÖMMAR, by Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon. The drawings are so beautiful and somewhat whimsical as well. I really think you would love it and I was actually going to suggest the book to you. I would love to see you color these amazing drawings! You can just search the book on the web/youtube/instagram to see what the drawings look like. Happy coloring!

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    1. Melvina Grose

      I too just ordered this book. I was also inspired by this book from a YouTube colorist called Colorvscolor. This lady is always coloring in this book. I was so inspired by it that I had to have it. The line art is just breath taking. I am waiting to receive it too in the USA considering that it comes from Sweden. I can’t wait to receive it in the mail and start coloring in it. SO great to have obsessive colorists like me in this world. 🙂 How long did it take for you to receive your copy? I live in Minnesota so I am just curious how long I have to wait. Waiting is the hard part. 🙂

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      1. Kris

        Maybe a couple weeks?? I can’t remember. It wasn’t too bad, not terribly long. It’s worth it! It’s even a hardcover too. You’ll love it!

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    2. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Isn’t it beautiful. I have a copy obtained for me by a friend. I haven’t started colouring in it yet… look out for the review in the future, but friends at my club who have say the paper is magnificent, possibly even better than the stuff in Enchanted Forest->and i love that paper.

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  48. Rebecca

    My favourite is Enchanted Forest. I’ve always loved forest creatures, trees and wildlife so this book is perfect for me. I’ve been using Inktense and really enjoying both mediums.

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  49. Roxanne Duty

    Thank you for doing this!
    Right now, my favorite is Enchanted Forest.

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  50. Katie

    I found you on YouTube, and love your channel. My current favorite coloring book is “Whatever is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship.” I would love the chance to have this coloring book! Thanks for all that you have already freely shared!

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  51. Laura

    Hi Peta! Thank you for this opportunity. My all time favorite coloring books or coloring pages (available for free on the internet) are from the illustrator Dandi Palmer! His style is whimsical. He has a variety of coloring books and free pages to color. I find his illustrations are not as complicated and very inviting!

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  52. Cristina hernandez

    woouu such an amazing book!!! im looking foward to learn to color like that!!!

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  53. Traci Janke

    It’s hard to choose! I love Enchanted forest and Lost Ocean, But Animorphia is what I keep grabbing right now.

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  54. Michelle Walton

    my favorite is Enchanted Forest. I bought it after watching your videos and to follow along with your pond coloring series. I was frustrated with not being able to find the colors you use so my husband has ordered me the Faber Castell set for my birthday. These coloring book and pencil companies should be paying you for all of the advertising you do for them! I never would have bought Enchanted Forest OR Lost Ocean without your videos!

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    1. Melvina Grose

      I tend to agree. They are making a fortune. I noticed in all craft stores and craft websites that they can’t seem to be keeping colored pencils on the shelves! LOL When I ordered my Derwents and Prismacolor pencils I would have to wait till the middle of March to April to receive them. I couldn’t believe it. I ended up buying from somewhere else to get them faster but I just couldn’t believe how fast colored pencils are going these days! LOL 🙂

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  55. Linda

    I love your work, Peta! You are an inspiration. My favorite book right now is the Derwent book Unwind in the Wilds illustrated by Sarah Taylor.

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  56. Annette Mickelson

    I’m new to coloring and to coloring books so I only have two — Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden. I think my favorite is Enchanted Forest. I’m doing the pond picture now, using your video series to learn as I go. It’s great!

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  57. Patricia J.

    Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford is my favorite, thanks to your great videos.

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  58. Susan Atkinson

    I guess I’m no different from everyone else. I have Enchanted Forest, The Time Garden, and a book simply called Faries (Chartwell Books). My new love, however, is Grimm Fairy Tales. It’s beautifully illustrated by some of the most popular comic book artists. The pictures are fabulous, and it’s definitely ADULT! Thank you Peta!

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  59. Tina Young

    Enchanted Forest is by far my favorite!

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  60. Barbara

    My favorite is the Secret Garden. I recently purchased a box of post cards with Secret Garden pictures printed on them. What fun!

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  61. Annie

    Thank you for another great review video!
    My coloring book collection is very small. Three books small. Of the three my favorite is Enchanted Forest, because it is the higher quality publication.

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  62. Patricia Shaffner

    My current favorite is Anamorphia. I enjoy all of your videos and blog posts.

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  63. Julie B

    Your videos are very enjoyable to watch. My favorite book would be Enchanted Forest, i love the illustrations and my husband bought it as a birthday gift for me.

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  64. Beki B.

    Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford is my most favorite colouring book in my collection.

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  65. Sandra

    My current favorite is The Magical City, the illustrations are so creative and abstract which gives me plenty ideas for color options

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  66. Jason

    My favourite is Enchanted Forest because of the big dragon spread.

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  67. Rosemary R.

    Hello! I’ve just started coloring. I’ve just been temporarily bedridden from an operation I’ve had, and this is a wonderful way to keep occupied and produce something I’m proud of. My boyfriend just gave me Johanna Basford’s “Enchanted Forest” for Christmas, and I absolutely love it, especially since I can color along with you as you color yours! You really are incredibly talented, and I hope to learn much more about coloring from your videos!

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  68. Carla

    My current favorite is Enchanted Forest! I love the drawings in this book! Thank you, Peta, for all the inspiration you provide!

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  69. Ruby

    At the moment my favourite would have to be wild savanna

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  70. Sue

    You’re videos are now on my “must see” list – the most informative and helpful colouring site I’ve found. Thank you so much.

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  71. Mamta

    I absolutely love your videos and tutorials!! My favorite to colour in is Secret Garden by Johanna Basford…

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  72. Kris

    Hi Peta, thank you for all of your videos! My favorite book is Johanna Basfords Secret Garden. I love gardening and it has helped make winter pass much quicker. I also love my Creative Cats book quite a bit too.

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  73. Nettie

    Thanks for the review! I love all of Johanna Basford’s coloring books, but I especially adore the storybook aspect of Enchanted Forest.

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  74. James R. Darrell

    Favourite book I like to color in is ‘Animorphia’ by Kerby Rosanes. Usually keeps me up until 1 or 2 a.m. each night I get so carried away.

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  75. Celeste W

    Hi Peta! Just wanted to say I love your You Tube Channel! I check it every Sunday! You are an amazing artist & teacher. Ever thought about publishing your own coloring/instruction book? If so, I would certainly buy it… Currently, my favorite book is Secret Garden by Johanna Badford. I have all three of her books but have only worked in SG. Your tutorials are really helping me along! I appreciate you allowing us to go on this journey with you! You are amazing & very inspiring! May God Bless You ( and hubby too)!!!

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  76. Doreen

    Dagdrommar by Hannah Karlson is my favorite book. I got it from penstore.Com in Sweden.

    Thanks for all of your videos.

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  77. Frances Posnanski

    My favorite coloring book is Enchanted Forest. The pictures are wonderful.

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  78. Keeper

    Ah finally! I saw two tutorials in YT on how to color gray scale images. It would be nice if you would do a demo for us too. I’ve been wanting to try it ever since I saw Filipino colorists post their colored gray scale images. They’re lovely – from fairies to landscapes. My favorite coloring book at the moment is Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford. Although it could be a bit intimidating at first, once I got started, I couldn’t stop even though I only have 30+ faber castell colour pencils and watercolor pencils.

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  79. Tracy Lynn Shaw

    Hi PE
    Hi Peta,
    I love your YouTube videos and I’ve been power watching them lately LOL.
    My favourite colouring book at the moment is Creative Haven’s Creative Cats. I love the whimsical kitty designs.
    Thank you for all the time you put into your videos and blog. I’m hooked.
    Tracy (Canada)

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  80. Angie

    I have many books but I enjoy coloring in my “Color me Calm” coloring book. I even took your advice and used the same
    Image in the book to compare my various pencils. I just want to thank you for all you have shown us. When I’m at my stressful hospital job, I think about your videos and it helps me get thru the day…

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  81. Heidi Madsen

    My favorite coloring book is the enchanted forest by Johanna Basford. I love watching your you tube videos, and I am always in awe and inspired by your work!

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  82. Kaitlyn Doxie

    My favorite book at the moment has been Enchanted Forest. Even though I have so many others I love to color, I keep coming back to this book!

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  83. Fran Martini

    I like to color in my Floral Mosaic coloring book.

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  84. Crystal

    I love lost ocean!

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  85. Carla

    Hard to pick a favorite…I bounce around between Owls by Creative Haven and Color Me Stress Free, and Tropical World. Just got My Animorphia UK book today, so haven’t tried that one yet. But THIS book you reviewed here looks really interesting. I’ll have to give it a try (maybe I’ll win! )

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  86. Michelle

    My favorite book to color in is Kerby Rosanes Animorphia. I love how the whimsical doodles blend into the realistic looking animals.

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  87. Ruby

    At the moment my favourite book would have to be wild Savannah by Millie Marotta

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  88. Robin Reed

    Love your everything. Thank you for sharing your talents!!

    My favorite has to be Johanna Basfords Secret Garden. I have 6 copies. ?

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  89. Rachel Hurtubise

    Hi, I just recently started watching your videos so awe-inspiring. My favorite coloring book right now is Johanna Basfords Secret Garden. I have several coloring books and I believe I would love the challenge of coloring in Beautiful Creatures. Thank you for all your hard work with these types of books and your videos they are simply amazing.

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  90. Christy Beard

    Enchanted Forest and Ancient Alchemy.

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  91. Amanda Summers

    At the moment I’m enjoying colouring my Harry Potter Colouring book

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  92. kelly

    Enchanted Forest is my favorite one so far.

    I’d love to try so many others, will you be doing a review for the new Mythic Coloring Book?

    http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/other/products/mythic-coloring-book-with-charles-vess-michael-kaluta

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  93. Emoke

    Hello. My favorite coloring book is the Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. I really enjoy coloring pictures with lots of animals and flowers.

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  94. Sarah

    Thanks Peta. I LOVE your videos and look forward to them every day. My favorite book to color in is Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest – I love the intricate details and designs and it alwasy makes me feel like it’s magical.

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  95. Kristina

    Out of 3 coloring books that I own, Enchanted Forest is my favorite one. And I’m so excited that you picked an image out of this book for the coloring tutorial. Love watching your videos and learning new techniques! Thank you for all your work!

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  96. Carol

    Secret Garden captured my heart. I enjoy coloring many things, but that’s what pulled me into coloring as an adult.

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  97. Suzanne

    I love colouring in Lost Ocean. All Johanna Basford’s books are great.

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  98. Tracy

    Oooooo, this is like asking someone which of their children is their favorite 😉 (don’t want to choose!) Animorphia is my current fave to daydream over, but Mandala Meditation is the book I’ve done the most coloring in. That’s because I use my 68 and 88 Stabilo markers in it and don’t do any shading or fancy stuff. The pictures are quick, easy and the most relaxing – and using the markers gives my hands a break since they get sore if I’ve been coloring with pencils for a long time (I don’t know if I color with a death grip or if that arthritis creeping up is winning!).

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  99. Charlotte Borneklint

    I definatly think that this one will be my favourite book if Im the lucky winner ? But at the moment it’s the Animorphia Colouring book. Beautiful and fun at the same time ☺

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  100. Frieda Stewart

    So far, my favorite is Secret Garden. Loaded with magical garden settings.

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  101. Sandra Morris

    Another great review, thank you Peta. It’s so difficult to choose just one book, I love all Johanna Basford’s books, Magical City and Animorphia (both of which I bought after seeing your reviews), but I think my all time favourite is Dagdrommar.

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  102. Rebecca

    Johanna Basford’s Enchanted forest is my favourite so far, the pictures are whimsical and so very detailed and you can play around with so many colours.

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  103. Tanya

    Unfortunately, I currently only have secret garden and tropical wonderland. Both have gorgeous drawings which I LOVE but I much prefer working in tropical wonderland because of the type of paper – I find it easier to layer the colours on the smoother paper.

    Thanks for all your AMAZING videos – your beautiful work is inspiring and your tips and tutorials have helped so much!

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  104. els

    I like animorphia and owls very much

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  105. Linnea Stenbeck

    Ah it’s hard! I really love enchanted forest and animorphia! I guess if I had to choose I would choose enchanted forest because it has a little less shading and gives you more freedom =)

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  106. Jasmine

    Hi Peta,
    My favourite so far is Enchanted Forest. But, I love all of Johanna Basford’s books. I have a feeling though that Magical Jungle is going to be a favourite too (going by the previews given on her Facebook page) once released! I cannot wait.
    Thanks for your videos!

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  107. Casey Seville

    Thank you for another incredible review Peta! I love my Johanna Basford colouring books but I have to say that my favourite right now is Animorphia. I bought it after seeing your review on it and fell in love. I adore colouring the animals in as realistically as I can and going wild with all the little cartoon characters that they transform into! <3

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  108. Olga

    Hi,

    I have three coloring books… secret garden, lost ocean and magical city and love them all 🙂
    Your work is amazing!

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  109. Susan Toper

    My favourite book is Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I love floral pictures and the wonderful detail she puts into books gives plenty of opportunity to use your imagination for either fantasy or realistic colouring. I use a mixture of Polychromos, Derwent Artists and Reeves Colouring pencils.

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  110. maryJPS

    Peta, I love watching your informative YT reviews and am completely mesmerized by your coloring videos. Your creativity and artistic skills are the best I have seen. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me. At the moment, I have two favorite coloring books – Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest and Pamela Smart’s Color Me Your Way. I am intrigued by the grayscale books and this one is gorgeous. Thank you and Nicole for the opportunity to win her beautiful book.

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  111. Lynne

    What a unique book, so different from anything else out there!
    Loved your review and pictures, I wouldn’t have been able to tell them apart from coloured photos.
    I just discovered a new colouring book from Poland which is my current favourite. It is called Po Drugiej Stronie Snu, which according to Google Translate means The Other Side of Sleep. It was created by Karolina Kubikowska who is an illustrator and tattoo artist. It has beautifully thick pages so I could use my Inktense pencils on it and I did a review on my blog if you would like to see the result.
    Lynne

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  112. Astrid Spijkers

    Which coloring book is my favorite? I don’t really know as I love all of the over 40 books I have. But I do tend to often grab the ones from Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter of which I have all 4 of them, the 3 from Johanna Basford of which the 4th is coming this year and allready on my wishlist and I like to do lots of mandalas and have several books filled with them.
    I was looking for this book at Amazon.co.uk but it’s not available there yet, i hope it will be soon.

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  113. Tamta

    Love your reviews, currently I’m loving Secret Paris and Lost Ocean 🙂

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  114. Barb

    My favourite book to colour in is my Enchanted Forest. It always makes me feel happy to colour pages that look so playful and magical.

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  115. Ken

    Thanks, again, for all Your work with tutorials and reviews.
    For the moment, I would say Enchanted Forest. It was my first attempt at coloring and I am coming back to it now and then.
    Coming in at a strong #2 is Animorphia 🙂

    Thanx again
    Ken

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  116. Olga

    My favorite coloring book is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford!

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  117. Monica Strimbei

    Dear Peta, I love the work you do, you color so wonderfully and your tutorials are so easy to understand, soothing and calm, thank you for all the inspiration and teaching that you do! 🙂
    Now, to answer the question for the contest, from the 2 coloring books that I have of Johanna, I would pick “Enchanted Forest”.
    Thank you so much for this giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    Have a wonderful day! 🙂
    Monica

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  118. Kelli Shone

    Hi there
    I love your work and how you do your colouring in i love watching you at work and you make it easy to follow your colouring in. I have to say that my most favourite colouring books are the secret garden and the enchanted forest but I also love the lost ocean. I wish I could colour more but I have had my right hand in a cast for just over a year now and I have had to learn to colour in with my left hand but because I suffer with wrist problems in both hands I have to limit how much I colouring I do. I do hope that i win this colouring book as it is just the type of colouring in that i love to do as i really love animals and colouring them in, but because I have health problems I can’t afford to buy many colouring books as i am on benefits so I can only buy colouring books once in a while so if I am not lucky enough to win this book it is one that I will buy when I can next save up to buy it. For christmas I was lucky enough to get brought the faber castell polycolours and I love them. I wish everyone else good luck but I really do hope that i am really lucky enough to win this book. Take care and good luck to everyone!

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  119. Sara Butler

    It’s hard to choose a favourite but at the moment Enchanted Forest is my current fav tho a couple of weeks ago it was Millie Marottas books top of my list! My husbands grandmothers job was to colour black and white photographs would gave loved to have met her she could have given me some top tips, must look out this book.

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  120. Iliana

    Enchanted Forest and Escape to Wonderland are probably my favourites. Enchanted Forest was my very first anti-stress/adult coloring book (it’s a bit worn-out now after so much flipping through and carrying around) and the other one… well, I just adore Alice. ^^

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  121. Lynda

    I have just started colouring in Lost Ocean by Johanna Bradford. Your you-tube videos are very helpful.

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  122. Zuz

    My absolutely favorite coloring book is Secret Garden from Johanna Basford.
    Btw, Peta your coloring is just stunning, I love it!

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  123. Ally

    At the moment I am busily working through Enchanted Forrest and Lost Ocean! Watching your videos has really inspired me to take up colouring again! Thanks Peta!

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  124. Ruth Clements

    I love my Johanna Basford Secret Garden Colouring book the best, I have recently started layering the pictures (just working on my first double-page spread).

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  125. Izabelle

    My favourite book to colour in at the moment is Alice’s adventures in wonderland.

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  126. Juliane

    Thank you for the chance to win this book.
    My favorite colouring book ist Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes.

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  127. Jane Kirkwood

    What a stunning book…thank you so much for sharing and also giving us a chance to win a copy. I think my favourite colouring book would have to be Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden.

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  128. Rebecca

    Wonderful videos! I appreciate each one, thank you. My current favorite book is Today is Going to be a Great Day! From Christian Art Publishers. But I must add, I’m saving my most special book for the time I’m a bit more accomplished from watching your videos and practicing! Then I will thoroughly enjoy the William Morris Coloring Book. Brooklyn Museum from Pomegranate Communications. Great fun and rewarding!

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  129. Caity Haze

    My favourite books is probably Cats (Colouring for Mindfulness) by Mesdemoiselles, so fun and comical!

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  130. Lisa S Davidson

    Hi Peta-
    Thanks so much for this opportunity! My favorite book to color in, so far, is Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest.

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  131. Kate

    Hello Peta, thank you for sharing another wonderful video.

    I love watching them all, you work is beautiful and inspirational.

    My favourite colouring book is Secret Japan by Zoe de la Cases- a lovely $10.00 AUD bargain from Kmart! Closely followed by enchanted forest.

    Have wonderful day and thank you for sharing, Kate

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  132. Kelly

    My favourite book is enchanted forest, I think it’s a great book to get anybody into colouring. There are pages for beginners, pages to really experiment with colors. An the favourite but for me is you can b seroius or make it a enchanted forest you are spoilt for choice.

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  133. lonika

    Hi Peta,

    After watching your channel I purchased animorphia (FYI, favorite book in my collection).

    I absolutely love the combination of the fantasy doodled creatures hidden among the photo realistic animals. In SA we don’t have access to as many art supplies so I had to order my colored pencils and coloring books from Amazon, Ebay and book depository (Costly stuff!!!). But nevertheless coloring is the by far the best hobby, most rewarding and worth the investment.

    Lastly, I would like to thank you for your informative coloring channel, best on youtube with regards to teaching coloring technique…

    THXS – Lonika (South Africa)

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  134. samantha middleton

    I agree with everyone thankyou for all your you tube videos and this website is helping me also you dont even know!! So far my favorite book to colour in has been the little book of mindfulness colouring.

    sam m xx

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  135. Sharon Lepore

    My favorite coloring book is Creative Cats, although after seeing all the reviews and comments, I might just have to invest in a Johanna Basford book in the near future.

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  136. Silvia Colwell

    My favorite book at the minute is Dagdrommar, by Hanna Karlzon. Peta, I love all of your videos and follow your blog. I am too busy right now but would love to follow one of your colouring-alongs. Thank you for all the work you do for the colouring community.

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  137. Rosemary Wright

    My favourite from so many to pick from would have to be Animorphia…

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  138. Nicole Smetsers

    I think my favorite coloring book is enchanted forest (betoverde woud in dutch) because of the quality of the paper and the beautifull pictures.
    Also I love your video’s, I learned a lot of them.

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  139. Andrea

    Enchanted Forest 🙂

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  140. Carmen

    I love all of Johanna Basford’s books, but my favorite is Secret Garden!
    I love to see you painting!

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  141. Barbara Piskula

    Hi. My favorite colouring book is Fantastic cities by Steve McDonald – I love it. I may study and colour to try to get realistic city view or let my imagination fly ;-).
    Greetings from Poland. Basia Piskula.

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  142. Coral

    My favorite coloring book is Secret Garden by Johanna Basford.

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  143. Dörthe Busse

    I love your book reviews.
    My favourite book to colouring in so far is Animorphia from Kirby Rosanes. I can’t wait to get his new book, hoping it will be as good as his first one. 🙂
    For colouring I mainly use FC Albrecht Dürer und Art Grip Aquarelle watercolour pencils. I have the big 120 colour set of Albrecht Dürer and the 60 colour set of the Art Grip pencils. Combined with Derwent Inktense pencils, those watercolour pencils give me a big variety of colours to use. It’s always a lot of fun.

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  144. Lynn Lassiter

    My current favorite is Tropical World by Millie Marotta.

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  145. auwerdian

    I really like your videos and get inspired to colour every time I watch one. Currently my favorite coloring book is Lost Ocean. But when I have moved I will order Animorphia. Can’t wait to colour in it.

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  146. Carla Garcia

    I love your reviews and tutorials and would love to win this coloring book. Thank you for taking the time to do all you do 🙂
    My favorite books (can’t choose just one, lol) is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford and The Time Garden by Daria Song. Absolutely gorgeous books!!

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  147. Patricia

    The color Me books are my favorite books so far all though I do like all my books it depends on my mood. Thanks for all the videos I’ve learned a lot.

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  148. Dena Cottrell

    It’s interesting to see this book. I have done this with my photographs in the past to skip the tracing process. I love this. I would love to win this book!! (Of course I may have to have it sooner so I may have to order it today!) I’ll try to be patient. Your art is amazing! I love how easily you make it look. I’ve had so much fun following your work.

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  149. Julie

    Thank you so much for this giveaway !
    It’s hard to choose a book. I think Dagdrommar by Hannah Karlzon is really beautiful, both inside and outside !

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  150. Ruth Clements

    My favourite colouring book has to be Secret Garden by Johanna Basford, I am in love with this book so much I have actually ordered a hardback version in French so that I can complete it multiple times!!

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  151. Sanne Dolstra

    My favorite books are those by of Johanna Basford, secret garden, enchanted forest and lost ocean. But also the books by Millie Marotta are amazing.

    The only annoying thing of coloringbooks is when pictures are printed over 2 pages and you have to deal with that fold in the middle of the pic, such as the peacock in Millie Marotta’s tropical wonderland 🙁

    I never tried coloring over grayscale pictures before, iam surprised by the results. Hope you are going to make a youtube video about how to color on grayscale pictures too.
    Thanks for your inspiration

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  152. Michelle Wadeson

    I love intricate, nature and whimsical artwork. Mandala patterns make me travel sick. The artist and artwork is important to me and I don’t go for computer generated images. I absolutely love everything by J. Basford, M Sarnat, M Noble, K Rosannes, H Karlzon, D Song, J Palmer, L M Cullen Millie Marotta and Corrinne Demuynck. Also Wildscapes – Stephanie Holmes and Jungle Paradise – Lorna Scobie. But right now I am crazy about Romantic Country by Eriy (all done with toothpicks!!), Hidden Nature by Toc de Groc and Exstischer Urwald by Good Wives and Warriors. Every week I complete a page from One Year Wiser by Mike Medaglia whilst focusing positively for a better world. Peta you are truly a talented Artist and a great teacher and I appreciate all your posts and videos. Thank you so much. How about a colouring book by Peta Hewitt? ?

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  153. Kate

    So many to choose from 😉 Doodlers Anonymous.Epic Coloring Book

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  154. Brenda

    I am currently enjoying working mostly in Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. I go between that one and Tropical World by Millie Marotta…love them both!

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  155. Leeona Casey

    My favorite coloring book right now is Lost Ocean, but I love all of her coloring books that she has made. I enjoy all my books I pick up even my Dollar Tree finds.

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  156. Gijzette

    Peta I love your videos. My favorite coloring book….hmm…hard to choose they are all wonderful. I guess it would probably be Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest.

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  157. Silvara Majere

    Oh my, to choose a favorite it very hard, but as of this moment, I’m in love with Intricate Inks by Tim Jeffs. I wanted to say, your videos are priceless, they’ve helped me sooo much with my technique, and are quite soothing to watch. I actually play your videos while I color. You offering tips while I’m coloring helps a bunch. I’ve left a link to my coloring group, and would be honored to have you join if you haven’t yet. Take a look around and thanks for the competition!!!!

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  158. TheresaMP

    Michelle Wadeson’s comment which appears above mine as I enter this, covers it al!. So many fun color books to chose from. Right now I am working through the 2016 Secret Garden calendar throwing in some Creative Haven Creative Cats pages just for fun. Enjoy very much watching you color and coloring along with you. Keeps me focused. thanks so much for sharing.

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  159. Terry Magram

    Hi Peta, really enjoy watching all your videos. My favorite book, at least as of today, is the Portable Color Me Calm. I love the size and the fact that the pages are stitched so no matter where you are in the book, it lies flat. Also, because I work full time and have so little time to color, the size of the pages are easy to finish in one or two sittings. And the portability allows me to keep it in my purse and color at lunchtime or while I’m waiting somewhere for an appt. etc. I have several coloring books (don’t we all!) but this is the only one I’m actually starting at the beginning and coloring every page.

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  160. Holly bunn

    My favorite book to color has to be secret garden it was the first book that started it all for me

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  161. Rita Castillo

    I really like “The Enchanted Forest”. I just discovered your videos and think that they will help me to improve my colouring. I’m just landing in this discipline. Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Gina Phelps

    Animorphia is my current favorite. But I just got it. Before that it was one that was actually a very cheap one from “Five Below” I have been using it to test all my different mediums so I keep my expensive ones nice.

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  163. Rhonda Bierman

    My favorite book to color in is my copy of Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta but a close second is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford!

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  164. Gill Tovey

    Gosh what a lot of comments, I wonder why. ?

    I’m new to colouring, but at the grand old age of 64 it’s good to pick up a new skill and your videos have been so helpful in achieving that, many thanks. Favourite books? Just adore all Johanna Basford’s, the detail is wonderful. Favourite pencils? I bought Marco Raffines as they were realatively inexpensive, but I now wish I had thrown caution to the winds and gone for polychromos and had done with it. Have five polychromos and am debating whether my birthday in May could warrant a nice tin of 60 polychromos, I sure it could.

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  165. Diana

    Secret garden!

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  166. Hailie B

    My newst favorite coloring book would have to be animorphia by Kerby Rosanes. I love the little doodles and funny little creatures you randomly find as you’re coloring.

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  167. Marilyn Brown

    Wow..your coloring is amazing and love how you teach others. I am very new to this. I do not have a lot of books maybe about 7. Enchanted Forest is my fav among them. Do you use alcohol markers for other things. Would love to learn using them from you, too!

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  168. Rut Rafnsdóttir

    Though it truly depends on my mood each day, I have to say I currently have been gravitating towards recently as a book called Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon. I also do really love the Johanna Basford books as well as Animorphia.
    I truly love the variety available in colouring books these days, there really is something available for everyone.

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  169. KrisAnn

    I love your work! My favorite is Enchanted Forest.

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  170. Sandra Van Oevelen

    That’s an impossible choice to make! I narrowed it down to two, that’s as far as I’ll go: Kerby Rosanes Animorphia and the Fairy and Fantasy Art paintnig and colouring books by Linda Ravenscroft.

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  171. Julie McDonald

    My favorite coloring book is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford.

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  172. Courtney Tomasu

    I actually haven’t started yet…I just received my first coloring books recently, but I am looking forward to starting the Colour Away

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  173. Elizabeth Mitchell

    Haha, I love the assumption that we have a collection of books to choose from. I mean, it’s totally correct, I think once we’ve got our hands on one book we end up wanting them all!

    I think my favourite is Lost Ocean, I adore all the little fish and intricate details. It’s one of those books that you can get just as much joy from looking at the illustrations as you can from actually colouring it in!

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  174. Debbie George

    I really enjoy watching your videos. I am learning so much. My favourite book at the moment is Angels by Marty Noble.

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  175. Jennifer

    Peta you are simply amazing. your work is beautiful every time.
    My favourite book is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford but I love all her books really.

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  176. Paula Ostrom

    I bounce around on Johanna’s books…can’t wait for her Christmas book. I ordered Beautiful Creatures on Amazon and it was on back order for so long I cancelled it – now I wish I hadn’t! I am waiting for Dagdrommer to come to Amazon – the artwork is stunning…I was on Hanna’s FB page the other day and I guess it won’t be long! Right now I’m trying The Lumina Chronicles and trying to figure out the color wheel. Love Creative Cats by Marjorie Sarnat! And my favorite that keeps drawing me back is Enchanted Forest…the first one I purchased. I see I’m not alone – lol! Thanks so much for all your helpful videos – I never would have kept trying if not for you.

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  177. Adele du Plessis

    Hi! I think if I have to pick one book, it would be “Enchanted Forest” by Johanna Basford. I love you’re videos. You’re so talented. Thank you so much for the chance to win this lovely book!

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  178. Becky Raine

    My favorite coloring book is Tangle Wood by Jessica Palmer. I’m quickly falling in love with her new book, Tangle Bay.

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  179. Judit S.

    I have 3 coloring books: Enchanted Forest, Secret Garden, Magical City. I love all of them, maybe Enchanted Forest is now the favourite, but I haven’t tried Magical City yet (because it just has arrived, and I collect ideas for it)

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  180. Lisa Beaty

    My favorite right now is Enchanted Forest. Although all Johanna’s books are amazing!

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  181. Sabrina

    Hi Peta, my favorit colour Book is enchanted Forest.
    Greetings from Germany
    Sabrina

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  182. bernida simmons

    currently my favorite coloring book is Lost Ocean.

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  183. Stephanie

    Hi peta, my favorite book currently is tropical wonderland From millie marotta. I love the animals 🙂 have a nice day. Greetings from the Netherlands!

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  184. Kelly

    This book looks amazing! My favourite would have to be Animorphia.

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  185. stacey

    hello Peta, firstly awesome giveaway! i have to go with enchanted forest in fact i love all Johanna Basford’s books.

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  186. Lindell

    I find it really hard to choose between my book but I would have to say it’s Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. I just love the detail in all her pages, but the forest themes are so beautiful. By the way Peta I saw your colouring in of her stag page and it was amazing! The added detail you put in of the forest and waterfall were truly amazing

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  187. Laura

    I really enjoy coloring in my Animorphia book. I find the animals fun to color.

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  188. Carole

    Hi Peta.

    My favourite colouring book is Magical City by Lizzie Mary Cullen and I was inspired by you to use Derwent Inktense for every picture.

    Thanks for all your tips and reviews.

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  189. Cynthia

    I’m really enjoying coloring in my Time Garden coloring book.

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  190. Marty

    So many coloring books, so many choices, but as of right now my favorite is Gray to Gorgeous: Cats Vol. 1 by Erica Henry.
    I so enjoy all your videos Peta, thank you.

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  191. Janelle

    Hi, There is nothing better than waking up eating my breakfast watching your videos. So i wanted to say thank you for making them and sharing them with us all.

    It is so hard to just choose one coloring book from the many amazing book out their. But i guess it would have to be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. I just love Alice in wonderland and this book has the original artwork.

    Thank you for the chance to win that amazing coloring book.

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  192. Cloudpuff

    My favourite book at the moment is Vive LE Color – Japan. I colour with my 11 year old daughter and have a few from this series. The designs are lovely and just the right size so that she can complete one in an evening. We like Basford books but save those for when it’s school holidays as they take longer to colour

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  193. AnnW

    Today my favorite coloring book is Animorphia but by Sunday it will be Enchanted Forest again because I will be following along as you color your 4th installment of coloring the duck pond! Thank you for all that you do, you are the best! ?

    Ann

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  194. Annie

    I love your YouTube videos & blog!! 🙂 My favorite one is the Enchanted Forest book by Joanna Basford.

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  195. Sas

    Animorphia…your review video introduced me to it and I was probably one of the very first people who bought it here in Germany as it was published this year 🙂 I love your videos. Thank you ♥

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  196. Maureen

    Hi Peta,

    Thanks for the wonderful review and the chance to win a copy of this greyscale coloring book. Choosing a favorite coloring book is tough, I enjoy all of Johanna Basford’s books, but am currently working on The Coloring Studio by Somerset Studios. I enjoy that there are multiple artists featured and there is information about coloring and mediums included as well as great, unique art that I haven’t seen in any other publication,

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  197. Melanie Wills

    Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta.

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  198. Gerri

    Love your You Tube videos. Thanks ever so much.
    My very favourite colouring book is Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom. However I do also very much enjoy Hamlyn’s Secret Paris and Secret Japan colouring books for their ease of picking up and colouring parts of a picture when you only for a few minutes. Little cakes, dresses, umbrella and so on. Some of the pages of small items and each of them all need individual consideration!

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  199. Teresa Webster

    Thank you for the video on this photo coloring book. The photos that you colored are amazing. Your right coloring photos for a living would have to be a great job!

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  200. Beth Kinsey

    Pick a favorite? I haven’t even colored in some of the ones that might become my favorite yet! I tend to go back to Enchanted Forest a lot, but am looking forward to starting The Magical City. I have others around to practice in or to do in a shorter period of time and I like them all.

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  201. Kim M

    This looks like a gorgeous book! I’ve never done greyscale coloring before but plan to now! 🙂 My favorite so far is creative coloring animals by design originals.

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  202. Carola Dostal

    I love the pictures you coloured in this book. They look absolutely gorgeous. My favourite colouring book is Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes.

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  203. Katerina Nikolaou

    Hi Peta, I only have enchanted forest so I am working on that 🙂 but I think I will go for anamorphia next.
    Thanks for all the informational video but most of all for your instructions and tips.
    Warmly, Katerina

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  204. Sue Edwards

    Love your videos. Thanks! My favourite colouring book is Enchanted Forest.

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  205. Judy Doucet

    I love your video reviews and tutorials. So far, I seem to color more in Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. I love the quality of the paper in her books and the designs. Although I have some books that I haven’t touched yet. I like the looks of this Beautiful Creatures book. I have not yet tried coloring in grey scale so that will be an interesting adventure. The pictures are gorgeous!

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  206. Pepper Paden

    Oh my gosh…I have learned so much watching your videos (over and over) and am so thankful that you share so freely! I am a beginner at shading and blending and you make it possible for me to do a fairly decent job. I bought my Farber Castell pencils from your recommendation and love exploring color with them. Like so many I had to have Enchanted Forest, but it’s pretty intimidating! I like my little portable Color Me Happy because it can easily go with me and the pages can be done a little faster. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  207. peter conway

    Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes

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  208. Marcia

    Had to choose. I’m very fond of Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest. Love your videos.

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  209. Sandra Whibberley

    My favourite at the moment is Enchanted Forest still! I need to do more in my other books though as I am getting a UN of books here…Swedish, German and soon Polish as well as UK, USA. Funny I love them and will get to them all soon.
    Thanks Peta!

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  210. Barbara Cowart

    I just recently started coloring and a friend recommended your tutorials which have been so helpful!!
    My favorite book so far is Lost Ocean.
    Thank you so much on your suggestions for pencils, markets, books, etc.

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  211. Karina Natalie

    I have a little collection of colouring books, if i have to choose… My first favourite would be Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. And the second would be The Magical City by Lizzie Mary Cullen, the one I started with my colouring hobby.

    Anyway, I really enjoy your blog and youtube channel. Your works are really inspiring. Really looking forward to colour along with you on Enchanted Forest’s Duck Pond when I have time.

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  212. Stina

    My favourite must be Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon.

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  213. Jolanda

    My favorite books are Enchanted forest and lost ocean!! Thank you for your videos!

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  214. Carol Ann Erhardt

    I have learned so much from your videos. They have created a passion for coloring! I have all three Johanna Basford books. I’m so anal, I color page by page, refusing to skip ahead! My friends laugh at me. I am drooling over the Beautiful Creatures book!! Would love to have it for my collection!

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  215. Nicci Dusa

    I very much enjoy your videos! You put such beautiful attention and detail into your colouring.
    My favourite books to colour are Johanna Basford’s Lost Ocean and Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and Tropical World
    Have a great day!

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  216. Julie T

    Thank you for your videos and reviews. I’ve learnt so much from watching them all and it’s wonderful to see a fellow Aussie put such great content out there.

    I’m working on Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland at the moment, but my favourite book would have the be Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes.

    Keep up the great work Peta!

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  217. Sandy G

    My favorite colouring book at the moment is lost ocean although this does change depending on my mood and what I feel like colouring. There are so many books out there and the inspiration is endless.

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  218. Emma Tayler

    Being new to colouring, I only have one book, called Secret Paris. I love watching your colouring, it inspires me to improve my technique.

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  219. Marie Smith

    My favorite is Enchanted Forest, I color many pages in Color It Calming Doodles, because I use them card fronts. I think I would like Beautiful Creatures.

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  220. Patti Hanson

    There are so many I love but I will narrow it down to Tiffany Lovering’s for when I want total zen to go to sleep, Lost Ocean because I will get any colouring book with jellyfish, and my Posh weekly calendar for those times when I only have a moment or two and it fits in my purse nicely

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  221. Lise Endacott

    Hi Peta
    I simply love Lost Oceans and Tropical world equally, both books speak to me on different levels. I’m new to this and have enjoyed ALL of your videos, they have taught me so much, I haven’t attempted the grey scale coloring as of yet, but hope to maybe later this year. In the meantime, I look forward to your next video.
    Lise Endacott
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  222. Sue G

    My favorite book at this time is Enchanted Forest. I’ve been practicing my skills in order to tackle a grey-scale pic. I would LOVE to win this book!

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  223. Donna Rouse

    Peta, your finished pages take my breath away, you are an amazing artist! Thank you for your utube videos, I’ve learned so much.

    My favorite coloring book is Millie Marotta’s Tropical World.

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  224. KitKat

    I am not an artist by any means but I love color. I have gotten back into coloring in my first coloring book I got back in 2009 called Everyone’s Mandala Coloring Book by Monique Mandali. I did a few coloring pages back then with crayons because I didn’t like the feel of the pencils. I only knew about the cheaper pencils. But I think my favorite book is The Carousel Coloring Book by Red farm Studios. It’s a very large book with 6 carousel horses. I’ve always been afraid to color in it but after watching you color and your wonderful tutorials you’ve inspired me to make magic in them.
    I LOVE listening and watching you on YouTube on my 43 inch TV screen. I’m hooked! Would you someday do a tutorial on oil pastels for backgrounds?
    I’d love to use my new FC Polychromos, my few derwent pencils and my old FC markers, my stablio 88’s, my gel pens, my watercolor pencils and few other items to create some cool coloring pages thanks to you. The newest book you’ve reviewed, the gray scale looks really interesting.
    Thank you, so glad I found you.

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  225. Diane Montagnino

    I’m enjoying the Whimsical Gardes book by Creative Haven.. I have many other books in my stash but have been afraid to start coloring in them. I always seem to botch something up. I’ve enjoyed watching and learning from your videos. Thank you for the tips and information you have been sharing with us.

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  226. Elin Wallgren

    Its so hard to chose only one favorit… But the one I thougt of first when i saw this contest was Dagdrömmar (Daydrems in english) its by a swedish artist named Hanna Karlzon. I come from Sweden and can so clearly se her inspirations in the swedish wildlife, buildings and flowers. Its the book i recomend to everyone who asks me wich coloringbook they should get.

    Thank you so much for all of your lovely drawings and tutorials you are a huge inspiration to me!
    Big Hugs from Elin in Sweden.

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  227. Jacqueline Godden

    Hi
    My favourite is enchanted forest’ then secret garden’ looking animorph.

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  228. Dena Monnink

    I love Enchanted forest, but i also really like Animorphia. Two great books!
    I really enjoy watching your videos. It gives me lot of inspiration for my own coloring. Thank you very much!

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  229. Norma

    I have so many, but the one I have colored the most in is Enchanted Forest

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  230. Karen Hill

    Greetings thanks for this awesome giveaway. I just started my adult coloring book hobby. I done more collecting then coloring it would seem. I have finished 2 pictures in a dollar tree book but i must admit the quality is not good but it was only a dollar. I am finishing up a fish scene in Living Wonders color art for everyone by liesure are. I like the book for the most part. Not a fan of the picture going past the perforation though.

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  231. Ani Donald

    I love so many books buty first loves were Johanna Basford’s! I love the tiny detail of Lost Ocean. I was very impressed with your You Tube and blog reviews of this book and think it would be a great thing to try… Impressive quality and I like that the pages are perforated!!

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  232. Jennifer R

    Thanks for running this contest. How wonderful it would be to win.

    My favorite books are Johanna Basford’s series. I think Secret Garden is my favorite right now.

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  233. Vicky

    You have a wonderful channel and blog! Thank you for the giveaway!! I love the Doodlers Anonymous as well as the Anamorphia!! Thank you!!
    Vicky

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  234. Sona Vijay

    My favorite coloting book is the Artist Edition of Secret Garden by Johanna Bashford. I love it because it’s thick card stock paper allows me to use variety of mediums without worrying about bleed through. And since the paper is thick, I can also frame these as the pages are glue bind and easy to tear off.

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  235. Lana

    I must confess, my favourite colouring book is Natural Wonders from Really Relaxing Colouring Books…
    I love also Secret Garden by Johanna Basford and Fairy Tale Coloring Book by Tomoko Tashiro, but these books are so beautiful that I feel very disappointed with myself when I spoil some picture in them…
    As for Natural Wonders, it is so cheapy, and most pictures are of lower quality, so even my childish colouring makes them more attractive. I keep returning to this book and coloured more pages in it than in any other of my colouring books.

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  236. Gigi

    Although I have several coloring books from different authors, I love all of Johanna Basford”s coloring books the best. Currently Secret Garden is my favorite.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful, creative gift. You are an inspiration to many.
    Blessings of Peace

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  237. Liza

    Thanks Peta, for your great tutorials. At the moment my favourite is Enchanted Forest. This changes quite often, lol! But it is always the book I always come back to.

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  238. Nat

    Hi Petta. Every time that yoy show your work in a different book, you make me buy it. LOL. Animorphia and Magical City are my favourites. I’m looking forward to see a tutorial in Animorphia like the one you’re doing in Enchanted Forest. I just love, love your work and creativity.

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  239. Vesela

    Hi Peta, thank you for the inspiring videos on youtube. My pick for the best book has to be The Time Garden by Daria Song. It is perfectly mysterious.
    Greeting from Bulgaria.

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  240. G. Payne

    My favorite book of the moment is one I received as a gift last from a friend who lives in Melbourne, (I live in Texas)and we chat online. The Can’t Sleep Colouring Book by Michael O’Mara. She said she sent it to me cause I suffer from Insomnia. I told her, ‘I don’t suffer from Insomnia – I’m in Texas, But my brain is on Australia Time. I truly enjoy your videos and your blog. You are a real inspiration and a gifted artist. Thank you for sharing.

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  241. Rosy

    3/4 of the way through Enchanted Forest and taking a break with Creative Cats. Saw your Steampunk kitty and had to have the book. Delightful video Peta. So many books so little time 😀 Love the idea of the grey scale to work with, what a great way to develop an eye for shading. You keep tempting me with new books to enjoy. Thanks for the helpful videos, for running the comp, and for the link to the gallery. Lovely work as always from you. As for ‘favourite’ – Every time I see a new video I see a potential new favourite.

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  242. Michelle

    My favourite is Lost Ocean. This book is beautiful. I don’t know how I’d go colouring the greyscale, I’m not so great with realistic colours. You have done a wonderful job, I’d love to see a speed colouring of one of the pictures.

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  243. Hannah

    It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I would say Lost Ocean is my favorite, I’ve really enjoyed colouring all the details, it was a bit daunting at first but as I continued it all seemed to come together. I haven’t completed many pages, but you can always find updates/images on my Instagram 🙂 https://www.instagram.com/kitygoespew/

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  244. Claire

    Hi Peta,
    Thank you for all your wonderful tutorials and reviews 🙂 my favourite book to colour is Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom!

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  245. Este Luus

    Firstly I would like to thank you for your current series you are running on youtube, I am learning so much.
    Then my favorite colouring book is Johanna Basford range. I currently own the Secret Garden and the reason why I love it is the fine detail. I like using pens and this book allows me to use it together with pencils and there are also a lot of places to play around with pencil techniques as well, so it is the best of both worlds. She also blends the fantasy world and “real images” beautifully (for me).
    Thanks again.

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  246. Sarah

    my favorite coloring book right now is Lost Ocean

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  247. Mallory

    My favorite book to color in has been Enchanted Forest. I would love to try greyscale pictures!

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  248. Elsa Eriksson

    I really love your videos, and I learn so much from you! My favourite books right now is Escape to wonderland and The magical city ☺️

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  249. Martha Lentz

    I would love to win your book! My favorite coloring book right now is The Magic Path by Nikolett Corley.

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  250. Luz

    Hello Peta!
    Thank you for all your videos. My daughter and I enjoy them every much. We love watching you color and learn so much from them. Please thank your husband for us for without him we wouldn’t have your videos and without you we wouldn’t learn and admire all your beautiful work. Our favorite book at the moment to color is Lost Ocean.

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  251. Marissa

    Hey! I just found your YouTube channel the other day and I’m in awe of how amazing your finished coloring pages are there absolutely gorgeous! This book looks really cool I haven’t seen any other coloring books like it! My favorite coloring book is “tangled treasures” by Jane Monk and “The Artful Mandala”/”The Ancient Alchemy” coloring books both by Cher Kaufman. I can’t decided between the three which one I love the most because there all so amazing lolXD Johanna Basford “Secret Garden” is awesome to lol.

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  252. Kara

    I love all the books by Johanna Basford but right now my go to is enchanted forest. I really love watching your videos to get inspiration.

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  253. Naomi

    my favorite coloring book is Johanna Basford’s Lost Ocean.

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  254. Rebecca

    I’m being super Virgo about my colouring. I’m not letting myself move onto a new book until I finish Animal Kingdom. In saying that, I took Escape To Wonderland travelling because it’s a better size. I’m doing it with water activated pencils and really enjoying the challenge.

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  255. Beth

    I used to color posters in college but just recently picked it up again with adult coloring becoming so popular and I love it. I want to get all of Johanna Basford’s books but feel I need a little more practice with blending. Right now I’m coloring in “The Calm Coloring Book” and Stress Relieving Patterns by Blue Star. Thank you for your videos. They are informative and mesmerizing.

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  256. Chantal

    I have a lot of colouring books but my favorite is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford 🙂
    I really love to the way you coloured these pages from Beautifull Creatures, Peta! My compliments 😀

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  257. harman

    My favourite is probably all of them or animorphia

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  258. Christy H.

    I have several favorite books to color in, but to pick just one I would have to say Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford.

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  259. Ruth

    I only recently have gotten into the adult coloring, but I just love it.
    I enjoy watching your videos to learn so many new techniques and the use of color.
    Secret Garden has to be my favorite book.

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  260. Natalie hawker

    HI Peta! Love, love, love all your YouTube videos they always give me inspiration. I think my current fav book right now would have to be list ocean.

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  261. Jocelyne

    Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford is my favorite

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  262. Barbara Cowart

    I just discovered adult coloring books a couple months ago and I am already addicted. I’m so thankful a friend told me about your videos. I’ve learned so much watching you.
    I think my favorite book so far is Lost Ocean. Thanks for all of your help.

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  263. Linda Crowder

    What a wonderful time to have discovered your blog. I am totally new and I just bought Secret Garden. I was looking to see what I could find about Adult Coloring and I found YOU! Secret Garden is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

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  264. Maria Helm

    My favorite is Mandalas and More by Valentina Harper. I love to color mandalas but this book also gives me options to color, not only mandalas but animals, flowers, and pages with motivational quotes.

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  265. Jessica De La Cruz

    Hi Peta!
    Thank you very much for your wonderful tutorials. My favorite book is enchanted garden. Lost ocean is a close second.

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  266. Elishia

    Secret Garden at the moment, but I do tend to stick to one book till it’s complete.

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  267. Shelly

    Hi Peta, I followed you over from youtube. I’ve been coloring for awhile so it’s hard to pick a fav, but I’ve worked in color your own angels by Marty Noble (it’s really old) and Creative Haven flower fashions. I recently found a few fantasy art books I think I’ll enjoy coloring those since I love fantasy art they might be my new favs.

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  268. Nikki

    I think my favourite colouring book is Enchanted Forest… I love the slight fantasy element it has to it.

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  269. Danielle Loptien

    My favorite is my Secret Garden book. Thanks for all the great tips!

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  270. Camelia

    Hi Peta, my current favourite book is Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland.

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  271. Kelly Robbins

    I love the Johanna Basford books, but am always looking for new favorites. I love your tutorials. They have helped me improve so much!

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  272. Karin Husty

    My favorite is Lost Ocean.

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  273. Tina Burgen

    Lost Ocean

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  274. Evelyn Chee

    My favourite books would be Lost Ocean and Enchanted Forest. Love Johanna Basford’s style!

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  275. Ginger

    You are such an inspiration for me. My current favorite is Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes.

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  276. Sheila E

    I’m new to the adult coloring movement, so, although I own some of the more popular books, I’m just getting my skills together, and testing some of the pencils and pens out. My favorite book for this purpose is Mystical Mandala Coloring Book by Alberta Hutchinson. I’d love to win this grayscale book because I think it would be less stressful for me because of the way my brain works. lol Thank you for the opportunity. Also, I can’t leave without telling you that I love your videos.

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  277. Laura Coleman

    Wow to only choose one book ? I would have to say my current one Dr.Who. I love the images and I can watch episodes while colouring. I have ordered this book after seeing other reviews as well. If I were to win this one I would pass it along to my daughter.

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  278. Nicole S

    I love my lost ocean book. I love the detailed images and the colour ideas I can do in that book.

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  279. Lori Bain

    While I thoroughly enjoy all of Johanna Basford’s books, my current favorite is Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon. I really love your videos, Peta, and get so much out of each one, especially your current tutorial coloring in of the pond scene.

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  280. Jill

    I’m just getting started so I haven’t got a favorite yet. My first book and pencils have shipped and are on their way to me this week.

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  281. Cheryl

    My favorite coloring book is Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden. I’m just getting started and I am amazed at how stress relieving this can be. I am not an artist at all, so the grey scale looks like a lot of fun and a great way to learn about shading. Thanks for having this contest. ??. Just found you while watching a MissVickyBee YouTube video. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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  282. Jonathan

    If there’s a coloring book that I can color (lol) and draw at the same time, that would be the good ol’ Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden.
    Its such a joy to know when I found out there’s a drawing activity that I love.
    I like to draw since Im a designer and coloring isn’t my thing in Fashion Illustration, I usually ended with bad color choices for the clothes I sketch.
    When I finally catched-up to this coloring book fever, I give it a try and absolutely love it!

    I have problem on designing details on clothes or dresses and Secret Garden helped a-lot! Maybe Im not used on it, but it will give me an experience on how to draw it.

    On coloring, it helped me on some point to choose the right color on flowers, pots, butterflies and such.

    Peta, thanks for sharing your colorkng tips, tutorials, and reviews!!
    It really helps 🙂

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  283. Lily

    Hi! I love your videos and this blog. They’ve helped me a lot with my coloring. I’d have to say my favorite book to color in would be animal kingdom. Thanks for the giveaway and all your great coloring tips!

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  284. Jonathan

    If there’s a coloring book that I can color (lol) and draw at the same time, that would be the good ol’ Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden.
    Its such a joy to know when I found out there’s a drawing activity that I love.
    I like to draw since Im a designer and coloring isn’t my thing in Fashion Illustration, I usually ended with bad color choices for the clothes I sketch.
    When I finally catched-up to this coloring book fever, I give it a try and absolutely love it!

    I have problem on designing details on clothes or dresses and Secret Garden helped a-lot! Maybe Im not used on it, but it will give me an experience on how to draw it.

    On coloring, it helped me on some point to choose the right color on flowers, pots, butterflies and such.

    Peta, thanks for sharing your coloring tips, tutorials, and reviews!!
    It really helps 🙂

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  285. Sarah

    My favorite coloring book so far is Anamorphia. I love the realism and cartoonish doodling mixed together like that. It makes it interesting. I also like that it is still “grown up” enough for me.

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  286. Jennifer Abe

    Wow, it’s so hard to pick a favorite! I suppose I’d have to say Enchanted Forest because I’m really excited to color the duck pond and go back and watch all of your color along videos again. Thank you so much for your reviews and tutorials and for the opportunity to win this fun book!

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  287. Tracy van Alphen

    Hi Peta – gosh, it’s so hard to choose a favourite. I’m tossing up at the moment between The Time Garden (Daria Song) and Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest.

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  288. Kamila

    I think my most favourite colouring book would be the Harry Potter one. I just love it, as much as I love the movies.

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  289. Jane Murphy

    This looks like a lovely book Peta. It reminds me of The Art Of Nature Colouring Book which is my favourite. Similar greyscale shading and detail but they of course are botanical/scientific drawings and prints.

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  290. Melanie

    I don’t have many, but my favorite is Mary Engelbreit’s coloring book.

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  291. Anita Korn

    My favourite book at the moment is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford, but i also really like the Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta.

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  292. lois

    My favorite is ‘Tropical World’. I’ve learned sssooo much from watching your videos that they’ve given me the confidence to color the more challenging pages. THANK YOU!!!

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  293. sarah miteff

    Fantastic art work. Youve done a splendid job.

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  294. Karen Reynolds

    I have just started with these coloring books and my first book is Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I really like this book. I have 3 or 4 other books but this is the only one I have colored in so far.

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  295. Karen Reynolds

    I just started coloring in these books recently and my first book is Secret Garden and I really like it.

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  296. Tracy Atkinson

    I love Animorphia & The Enchanted Forest, but I would have to say I have been really been enjoying Creative Haven’s Owls coloring book. I really love Owls!

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  297. Carmela Francisco

    Am loving the ones from Johanna Bashford and Zoe delas cases, makes me want to go to that place and explore the world more. Ohh how i love your youtube channel, Peta you are such an inspiration 🙂

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  298. Kat Harnois

    I love the Stress Relieving Animal Designs coloring book. This one you just reviewed is so amazing looking. I just found your youtube channel and I really enjoy your Australian accent!

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  299. Alycia Burke

    Love Johanna Basfords books, enchanted forest would be my favourite though!

    P.s would love a “Get to know Peta” video!!

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  300. Kayla Dixon

    I love to color! When I was little my mom would color with me and we have both always loved it. My taste in coloring books has changed quite a bit since I was little, but I guess that was to be expected haha. I would have to say that my favorite coloring book, as of right now, would have to be a book called “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Thaneeya McArdle. It’s great when you want something that isn’t extremely detailed but still has great pictures for adult coloring. Thaneeya McArdle has several great coloring books that I would highly recommend. P.S. I love your youtube channel! It’s simply amazing, and I even have a favorite video, the one where your demonstrating how to give the affect of a wood floor background in your “Lost Ocean” coloring book. I absolutely love it and will definitely be using your technique in the future ?

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  301. Elise

    At the moment, my favourite coloring book is “Enchanted Forest” by Johanna Basford. However, I have a growing wish list, which thanks to your review, now also includes “Beautiful creatures”…

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  302. Anghy

    hi pita, I have only two books in my collection, my favorite “Secret Garden” of Johanna Basford and the other is “Lost Ocean”, but I’m starting and probably buy many more, I would like to buy the beautiful creatures but it’s hard to get here in Spain, I love your videos, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge!

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  303. abhiv

    Hands down, My most favorite book is Lizzie Mary Cullen’s “The Magical City”.

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  304. Jessica J.

    The Coloring Book Treasury has been my go-to book recently, because it has every style of art you could want, and so much information about various artists. The grayscale pictures in there are the ones I’ll be trying out next! 🙂

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  305. Sam

    My favourite at the moment is Birds, illustrated by Sandra Rushton, it’s published by Katie Sue designs. I hadn’t seen this book before and I like how some of the pictures are repeated, so I don’t feel too “scared” if I make a mess on my first attempt or can try different colours for the ones that repeat, and the main illustrations are shaded and unshaded. The paper is nice and thick too. But so many books are good it is hard to pick a definite favourite. Xx

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  306. Brittany

    My favorite coloring book right now is Animorphia! I love that I can pick it up, color just a bit, and put it down again without having to fret about remembering color schemes. The doodles are so much fun! I do not draw, but am looking forward to the opportunity to try doodling on some of the pages.

    By the way, I purchased Animorphia immediately after watching one of your color videos featuring it! So thank you!

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  307. Karyn

    My favourite is Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. 🙂

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  308. Kristin

    Hi, my Favourite is The secret garden by Johanna Basford my first adult colouring book that got me back in to colouring. I love all your videos and I can’t wait to see what you do next. You have taught me a lot and I love to colour blend now which I never did before. I have so much to learn. I have done many crafts in the past from stain glass windows, quilting, to knitting you name it I have tried it. Colouring by far is the most relaxing and one I keep coming back to. One of my fondest memories is colouring at the table with my Grandmother, who past at 98 we spent many hours colouring. I think of her every time I start colouring.

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  309. Liliane Suess

    I’m from Switzerland and going for new adventures! Didn’t know how many wonderful colour books exists.
    My favourite is Enchanted Forest, my first and only one whitch I got a week ago. Since then I am on Internet, looking for colour pencils and advices on YouTube. Thank you for all your inspiring videos. I love them.
    The new book: Beautyful creatures certainly is a wonderful book. I would be happy to get it one day. At the moment it is not available by Amazon.de. But hopefully I will get a chance to win the competition ?

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  310. Kathryn

    I love your YT tutorials. I’m a beginner just collecting supplies at this point. I have purchased Spellbinding Images by Nikki Burnette and your grayscale tutorial will help me! I plan on watching all of your videos in time.

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  311. Lucy

    My favorites are Enchanted Forest and Magical cities. And I love your videos! Please more tutorials from these books 🙂

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  312. Patricia Johnson

    My favourite book is Animal Kingdom.

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  313. Cheri McDonough

    My current favorite is The Time Chamber. I love the fairy and I love that when you color, you’re illustrating an actual book, rather than just coloring pictures on pages. 🙂

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  314. Tanya

    Hello from Canada! I do not have a colouring book as of yet because they stress me out…..they are so intricate and detailed, I feel quite overwhelmed by them. However, I do hope to get this one because it is more of a colouring guide than a colouring book. This is what I need…..to understand lights and darks and shadows. Thanks for this 🙂

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  315. Jessica Reese

    This book is absolutely beautiful! My favorite book to color from is the Bennett Klein Colour My Sketchbook. Ii have both 1&2.

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  316. Nido

    Well…my favorite book is a book by some Korean Artist, and the Book name is Colouring The Food. havent try colouring as i dont wish to ruin the book with my bad colouring skills, but makes me feels hungry just by looking at the drawings.

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  317. Linda Leffel

    Right now my fave is the Adult Coloring Book Treasury because it has 110 illustrations from 55 artists, so there is something for every mood!

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  318. Shelley

    I can’t really say that I have a favorite coloring book! I have all of the Johanna Basford coloring books and love all of them and have recently bought Animorphia after seeing your review on it and I like it cause it something kinda fun and totally different then my Johanna Basford Books! I love all your work and videos so keep them coming because your such an inspiration!

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  319. Lorna McLaughlin

    Animal Kingdom has been my favourite until recently when I got Adult Colouring Book Treasury and it has such a wide range of pictures that I really couldn’t decide where to start. I’ve just completed my 1st ever greyscale in this book +I so enjoyed it. I’m very excited abt this book of Beautiful Creatures and would love to own it to get more practice and knowledge on greyscale . Love ur videos etc +I’ve learned so much from your work.thank you.

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  320. Bea

    I love watching your videos! Now after seeing this, I am intrigued with grayscale colouring. Believe it or not, my favourite colouring book is the very first one I bought at the dollar store, followed by Secret Garden. 🙂

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  321. isidora schorr

    i don’t really have a collection since i’m just starting to get into coloring books but i have Animorphia and i love it! i’m planning on buying Animal Kingdom and some better pencils so i can learn more with your videos

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  322. Diana

    New favorite: Romantic Country!

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  323. Keely Lambert

    What a beautiful colouring book! This is right up my street! My favourite colouring book so far is definitely Animorphia. However, I have a special love for the Enchanted Forest and the others from Johanna Basford as these were the first “beautiful” books I bought. Love you videos Peta! Xxx

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  324. Marilyn Walker

    I love adult coloring books & this one by far is truly gorgeous. Hope to win?

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  325. Teresa Bostian

    I love your work Pita ,, I hope I win

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  326. Jody Mateo

    This is a gorgeous book Peta. I’d love to be able to add it to my collection. I only recently started on this coloring craze and only have 8 books. I think my favorites of those is Enchanted Forest and Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s new book.
    Both two completely different books.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this beautiful book.

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  327. Sona Vijay

    Who is the winner?

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    1. Chaypeta (Post author)

      I have the winner drawn last night. I’m preparing the announcement to go up this afternoon. Then the winner will have to contact me with the mailing address. (Was getting a picture from beautiful creatures to go with the announcement… it will also be up as a speed colouring in a short while once my long suffering husband and video editor can get to it through the back log of tutorials I have lined up for him.

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      1. Rebecca

        Thanks Peta. Keeping my fingers crossed! ? And looking forward to another of your Beautiful Creatures colorings!

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