Greece is a picturesque country and now, with thanks to artist Konstantinos Liaramantzas, you can colour it! I’ve just uploaded my video review of this book on Youtube but I thought I would follow through with a few pictures here so you can take a closer look at a very well put together book from this beautiful country.
The book is signature bound (my preferred method as the pages can’t fall out) and composed of smooth, bright white, medium thickness paper that stands up well to colouring. The tooth is very good for pencils and I had no issues with layering 3-4 layers of pencil. The black print is nice and sharp with no pixelation. The pages are printed on both sides so that will limit some of the materials you can use on it… alcohol markers are a no go. The cover is soft but sturdy. All of the book features sudo-realistic scenes from Greece with many famous landmarks included. The art work is quirky and cartoonish with some play around perspective and lenses rather like Lizzie Mary Cullen’s work. And I am a big fan of Lizzie’s work as you know. Konstantino’s drawings have just the right amount of detail that appeals to me and there is a lot of variation is his subject matter.
Each page is printed with a good, blank margin before the spine so no digging into the crease with your pencils. As a bonus there is the names of each of the pictures printed in both Greek and English so you can identify each scene and research it for correct colours if you want to stay accurate.
It was hard selecting favourite pictures to post here as they are all so good. But here are five examples that will give you a taste of the book:
If you interested in seeing a complete walk through of the ‘Greece colouring Book’ you can see the entire thing here on my Youtube video:
If you are interested in purchasing this book the book distributor website carrying it can be found here: (Note…For some reason of late WordPress doesn’t seem to like making functional links. if this link doesn’t work then copy and paste it into your web browser.)
It is in Greek but it has an English option. If you have difficulty ordering it then please check out the video that Konstaninos created to assist English speakers through the process.