Coloring And Activity Book – Horses

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Horses Coloring & Activity Book is published worldwide. Amazon makes it incredibly easy for customers from different countries to be able to order the books online.

Coloring Activity Book about Horses

Coloring Book about Horses

When I was working on the illustrations for this book I wanted to make it suitable for all ages. As I previously mentioned, children have very little fear when it comes to coloring. They grab the brush or pencil and start creating. Adults, on another hand, sometimes hesitate before jumping into to the creative process. So, my book has two kinds of drawings in it. I placed a dozen of farm scenes and horses in the natures in quite realistic style. But another dozen of drawings were created from my childhood memories about Merry-Go-Round carousel. The horses are imaginary; but they do not follow the carousel circle in my book. They are surrounded by hearts. Yes, right in the middle of this coloring book creation about horses, the very same horses didn’t want to be “attached” to the carousel; instead, they wanted to do what they LOVE to do, run happy. So, the heart symbols came into my book as simple as could be. And I am so happy it did. Now I can certainly test the colors on the horse drawings and hearts. I love to work with pencil and dry-on-dry technique with slight watercolor touch:

Horse In The Heart Drawing and Watercolor

Horse In The Heart Drawing and Watercolor

The two kinds of drawings for coloring in this book are placed one after another in order to keep a nice entertaining flow such mix of complex and easy. And some of the complex drawings actually derived from my watercolor paintings of the horses. Here is a good example, the horse on the farm:

Horse On The Farm Watercolor Painting

Horse On The Farm Watercolor Painting

I’ve met this cute little girl when traveling to the state of Washington. She was a pet horse at the small ranch on Columbia River Gorge. And she became one of my models not only for the watercolor painting but as well for the drawing in this book:

Horse On The Farm Ink Drawing

Horse On The Farm Ink Drawing

It was so much fun to come back to my memories of traveling and drawing the horses.

Another great example on the subject was a landscape from my other travels, this time to the state of Virginia. A beautiful mountain ranch right in the middle of National Forest got my full attention. This time I first drew the landscape and then colored it with watercolor pencils:

Landscape With Mountains And Horses

Landscape With Mountains And Horses

Colored Landscape With Mountains And Horses

Colored Landscape With Mountains And Horses

When book was almost finished, I kept thinking how to make it more interesting for my art collectors and co-creators who will color the drawings. And I came up with few more ideas by adding several pages of other activities such Connect The Dots and Help the Horse Find The Barn:

Connect The Dots Horse Drawing

Connect The Dots Horse Drawing

Activity Page With Maze Horse And Barn

Activity Page With Maze Horse And Barn

Those little puzzles will keep whole family entertained!

The book is now ready to meet with its co-creators who are not afraid to color, play, and have fun ūüôā

Coloring & Activity Book About Horses

 

A Watercolor A Day Book

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It is the most precious moment to see my editorial illustration in a book. This new book – A Watercolour A Day that was written by Oscar Asensio was published by PromoPress just a few days ago. It has 365 helpful tips on watercolor technique and hundreds of paintings by famous artists who excelled in this medium. I am very happy to be invited to participate in this publication. The editors chose my artwork Spring In The Mountains as an example of watercolor dry-on-dry textured painting.A Watercolour A Day book with Irina Sztukowski painting and editorial illustration

I am holding right now my own paperback copy that publishing agency just sent me. It is a precious gift of colors, techniques, beautiful artworks examples. I love the idea that author and editors explored not only diverse approaches, but as well they invited artists from all over the world to participate in this publication.

It makes this book so universally understandable, and lovely to read. The paintings are amazing. Love every page of this, and hope that more books like that will see public that certainly appreciates the story, easy presentation of a complex subject.

The description of the book explains it all:

Discover the great pleasure and fun of watercoloring with this great tutorial that reveals the techniques to master this medium and bring your creativity to the top, whether you have some expertise or are an amateur watercolorist.

Day by day through a whole year, A Watercolour a Day provides fun tips and useful methods that will show you how to play with shadows and lights and layer glazes to produce your own beautiful hues, create textures, and enhance particular features. This book opens the door to a new way of observing your surroundings and enjoying art and life, making the most of every moment. By the end of this book, you will have incorporated watercoloring into your daily life, and you will be well-equipped to start using these techniques in your portraits, landscapes, interiors, still lives, or abstract patterns and will feel completely at ease designing compositions and painting in situ.

Oscar Asensio is an experienced editor specializing in architecture and interior, industrial, and furniture design as well as healthy living, beauty, and fine art books. He has worked for a wide number of international publishers and his books have been translated into many languages.

The book is available on Amazon

 

 

Coloring Book For Children Volume III is Published

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Coloring Book – Beautiful Butterflies And Ladybugs – is now published and available to the customers worldwide.

Here is the link to go to this book and see Inside:

Beautiful Flowers With Ladybugs And Butterfles

 

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Botanical Flowers Coloring Book Volume II

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Photo of a new Botanical Flowers Book Back and Front Covers
Botanical Flowers Coloring Book has been published. 
I am very happy to incorporate there thirty of my customers favorite flowers:
 
Camellia 
Water Lily
Clover 
Poinsettia
Fuchsia
Crocus
Ranunculus 
Bird Of Paradise
Tiger Lily 
Clivia
Morning Glory
Foxgloves 
Sweet Pea 
Lupine
Cornflower
Marigold 
Zinnia 
Peony
Geranium 
Chinese Hibiscus
Daisy
Gladiolus 
Marshmallow Flower
Queen Elizabeth Rose
Wisteria 
Aloe Vera
Rhododendron
Purple Magnoia
Protea
Gerbera Daisy 
 
 
Here is a “little” description of my work ūüôā
 
This book contains thirty unique flower drawings with their botanical names and the same drawings with their common names. 
 
Use your imagination with the help of pencils, markers, or watercolors to bring these drawings to life. Make sure to either detach the page you are working on or place an extra clear page behind the drawing when using watercolors or markers. A bonus is waiting for you at the back of this book: half dozen designs suitable for handmade greeting cards. Also, this book has helpful tips on framing your art. Stepping away from worries of the day is easy with this book! Relax, enjoy, and create! 
 
This coloring book is suitable for adults and kids. Whole family fun. Its unique designs have different levels of complexity. Today world becomes busier and busier every single day. Technology separates family members by distracting with emails and social media. It becomes difficult to fine peace with blinking screens of laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices. This constant rush creates stress and makes people burnt out and brings them away from present moment, from joy and happiness. 
 
Features: 
‚ÄĘ 30 beautiful, stress-relieving Flowers with their common names, designed to occupy your mind and unleash your creativity.¬†
‚ÄĘ 30 flowers with their scientific name. Same designs; but, more science for you to learn.¬†
‚ÄĘ Half dozen unique Greeting Cards designs.¬†
‚ÄĘ Different levels of detail, from easy drawn flowers to more intricate ones. Pick any picture from anywhere in the book; and, depending on your mood of the day, start your creative journey.¬†
‚ÄĘ Printed on large 8.5×11 high quality paper with plenty of space for you to be creative and work on the details. And if you use black ink, you can always add more details around each flower.¬†
‚ÄĘ As each drawing is printed with the reverse side blank, when you are done coloring, you can detach your unique artwork and frame it. This book has helpful tips on how to frame your beautiful art.
¬†‚ÄĘ These flowers are perfect for decorating with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, or crayons.¬†
‚ÄĘ When you think about creative gift, feel free to share your passion for coloring and give your friend a gift of relaxation. Or, enjoy a good time of coloring session with family.¬†
‚ÄĘ Coloring alone is also beneficial. It is calming, stress revealing, and meditative.¬†
 
Add the color to your life! 
 
Many people now finding out that coloring is great activity for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their thought process, relax by releasing mind from overwhelming stress. And the rising popularity of adult coloring books certainly shows that the genius is in the secret of its simplicity. It is easy to dive into the world of creativity suitable for both, children and adults, anyone who is not afraid to try new things, new experiences, and eager to learn anything new. There are no rules or special instructions. You can’t be right or wrong. The only things that you will need are few coloring tools and your imagination. 
Live to create! 
Bring the designs of this book to life! 
Relax and enjoy being in present moment!
 
Cheers from 
 
 

 

A Little Bit of Nostalgia – Daffodil Paintings

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Every time I see daffodils they remind me a little suns that shine from inside. They also remind me of my grandma who grew daffodils in our summer house. Each summer she would bring huge bouquet of daffodils to the city and share with our neighbors. In our beautiful, 300 year old city where grass or trees are only in the parks; those tiny flowers were the gifts from beyond. The smell was astonishing. I can remember it when writing this right now. Very good memories! 

Since then I’ve painted daffodils¬†many times; and, I believe I progressed quite a bit in painting manner and technique:

Still life with vase and daffodils painted in watercolor

And recently, several daffodils from miniature to a full size ones were included in my new Coloring Book – Botanical Flowers , Volume I:



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Morning Glory Circle And Art Collectors Masterpieces

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My studio is now full of creative projects that directly correlate with a new Botanical Flowers Coloring Book, Volume II.

As soon as I finished painting Morning Glory flowers for the book, my imagination nagged me to create a home decor design for the interior. 
The results are above. I called this piece a Morning Glory Circle. This artwork is a flow of Morning Glory flowers forming into a beautiful wreath with its gorgeous blues and gentle greens. 

Meantime my Art Collectors are sending the results of their work on the Botanical Flowers coloring book volume I. I am so pleased to see the diversity in my dear followers approach: 

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Coloring Book Back Cover Sneak Peek

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Here is the sneak peek to the back cover of the new Coloring Book Volume II РBotanical Flowers series. 

The creative process is taking up a lot of time; but, organizing and publishing is also quite important in the book creation. 

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Botanical Flowers Drawing & Watercolor Meditative Process

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Painting of Sweet Pea flower and Clover
Today, when I was painting wildflowers for a new coloring book, Botanical Flowers Volume II, I understood how the thoughts and the process of creation influence the mood of the painting and later on will influence the person who colors my art. 

The music was playing in the background. The thoughts were drifting to a wildflowers field, to my childhood, to the place where are no worries or concerns. 

How lovely.

It was a true meditative, serene, peaceful process! 

Can’t wait to share my book with my followers. Just a few weeks between today and the time when it hits the shelves of the book stores ūüôā

My next step is to work on the cover page images. 


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Sneak Peek To Coloring Book Process Of Creation

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Welcome to the kitchen of a new coloring book, Flowers Botanical Drawing, Volume II, creation. Here is a sneak peek of the drawing and coloring process. 

The first book is, slowly but surely, becoming bestseller on Amazon. And I believe it is because the authors, Irina Sztukowski ( yours truly) and Masha Batkova, not only put all their love into it; but, as well tested each and every flower from the book themselves:
Book with botanical drawings for coloring
http://www.amazon.com/Flowers-Coloring-Book-Botanical-Drawing/dp/1717053475/ 

And now it is turn to my dear Followers and Art Collectors.

I’ve received many photos from them to show me how they color the book, and what results they achieved.¬†
One recent e-mail says: 
“Irina, I started coloring the pages of your book; and, all of a sudden I realized, IT IS a very peaceful and relaxing process!”

Bingo!!!

That’s exactly what I was targeting :). I wanted my followers to enjoy the co-creation with me, to feel the love and compassion from my drawings. And it seems the results are amazing.
Here are a few recent artworks by my dear customers that were very brave and happy to share. I organized them into a special gallery of art in my heart, my Art Collection, My Gratitude¬†“folder”:


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Watercolor Flowers Paintings Interior Decor Ideas

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After successful launch of my coloring books for adults and children many customers of mine are enjoying decorating the houses with beautiful paintings of Botanical Flowers.

In this article I wanted to share the interior decor ideas for botanical flowers from children room to living room and beyond.

Colorful garden of watercolor flowers above shows how bright precise flowers with butterflies bring so much joy into a kids’ room decor.

Beautiful purple Moth Orchid  watercolor botanical painting is looking lovely in the dining room area:

painting of orchid in dining room interior
Sweet fragrance of Lilac watercolor botanical painting is sensed in this bedroom interior decor:

Lilac watercolor artwork framed in bedroom environment
A trio of gorgeous botanical watercolor paintings of Tulips Hyacinth and Lotus is looking so good together bringing nice fresh touch into a plain decor of living room: 

watercolour paintings in interior decor of living room
And certainly Red Poppies botanical watercolor artwork is a king of the living room here:

Red poppies watercolour painting framed in living room
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