I can’t remember where i spotted Johana Basford’s intricate illustrations but from the get go i loved them. Then i found out that aside from some of her commissions for various commercial projects, she had also created two grown up colouring books – and then i was smitten. I’m very tempted to order a copy of Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book – i think it’s the perfect thing to take away on a weekend away – i can see myself spending hours in front of a fireplace colouring in some of her beautifully intricate drawings. I love the doodley nature of her illustrations and that when you get closer you realise that what you thought were haphazard lines are part of an extraordinary creation.
Take a look at some of her work
This was for a beer brand
And this was for a rum brand
I Want This Dog!!
Here’s an example of one of her colouring in pages in Secret Garden