miryam-adatto-fanciful-facesCreative Haven Fanciful Faces Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Dover Publications
Copyright: 2014
Number of designs: 31
ISBN-10: 0486779351
ISBN-13: 978-0486779355

As I said in Miyam Adatto’s interview, finding coloring books that stand out with a unique style is always refreshing. Miryam’s illustrations have a flowing, swirling style that is all her own. I have to admit, I’m a big fan of her work, which makes it hard to be objective in this review! But I’ll do my best.

The designs in fanciful faces range from pages with a single face surrounded by abstract and nature-themed designs to pages with multiple faces and figures. Miryam has a fondness for nature, which is reflected in the vines, flowers, seashells, and other shapes used in her art. In some cases, it’s fairly easy to discern the pattern, but in many of the designs, colorists will need to concentrate to figure out how all the elements intertwine and flow around each other.

Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Book Size: 8.25 x 11 inches
  • Design Borders: none
  • Design Lines: hand-drawn, varying thickness
  • Paper: average thickness
  • Printing: single-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

If you’re up for a challenge, or you like organic, flowing designs, you’ll enjoy coloring Fanciful Faces. You may also want to check out Miryam’s first book, Creative Haven’s Dreamscapes.

Samples from Fanciful Faces for you to download and color!

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