Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coloring Book Week: Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book

Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book (Dover Classic Stories Coloring Book) is not a new coloring book and predates--like many Dover coloring books--the current art therapy/coloring book trend. I love Arthur Rackham's illustrations and this book offers black and white renderings of his color paintings for you to color yourself. The other bonus is that this is priced much lower than most of the other coloring books on the market right now.

For example, here is an original Rackham:

And here is the coloring book version:

The book also offers full text of the fairy tales, so essentially you get to read the stories, see the illustrations and then color them yourself.

Book description:

Preserving all of the characteristic elegance and charm of Rackham's original drawings and watercolors, 30 renderings capture scenes from "Hansel and Gretel," "King Thrushbear," "Doctor Know-All," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," "Sleeping Beauty," and more. The coloring book also includes story adaptations of 17 Grimm fairy tales that retain the folk flavor of the originals.
Here are some more sample pages from the book.

No comments:

Post a Comment