A welcoming drawing guide for creating beautiful worlds and wondrous wildlife from bestselling artist Johanna Basford
Through her bestselling coloring books and distinctive illustrations, Johanna Basford’s beautiful forests, ocean depths, and hidden magical kingdoms have enchanted millions of people around the world. In this lovely and accessible guide, she shares the fun, simple, no-skills-needed secrets to creating your own wondrous realms through fanciful, expressive line drawing.
With step-by-step exercises, inspiring prompts, and still plenty of pages to color, you’ll be free to let your creativity run wild. How to Draw Inky Wonderlands invites you to develop your personal drawing style and master creating marvelous creatures and landscapes using only the pen or pencil in your hand and the wildest reaches of your imagination.
About the Author
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books World of Flowers, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Johanna’s Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest, and Secret Garden. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.
“Irresistible for drawers, especially those who think dragonflies, butterflies, wreaths of garland, fishing boats and ivy-covered secret doors are way beyond their abilities. . . . Enjoyment abounds on many levels.” —The Florida Times-Union
“The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.” —New York Magazine
“Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford’s imagination.” —The Huffington Post
“Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown-up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever.” —HelloGiggles