In this newest coloring book by the author of the internationally bestselling Fantastic Cities (more than 400,000 copies in print worldwide), artist Steve McDonald applies his unique photo-based approach to create beautiful and intimately detailed line drawings of amazing collections of objects.
Finding inspiration in the unusual (museum collections, antiques, and quirky toys) and the everyday (bicycles, butterflies, vintage cameras, store product displays), McDonald creates playful and immersive illustrations that are as lovely as they are fun to color.
The large, crisp white pages are conducive to a range of applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable, and a dozen meditative mandala drawings created from the drawings round out this gorgeous adult coloring book.
FOREIGN RIGHTS/APPEAL We?ve sold sixteen foreign editions of CITIES and five of STRUCTURES to date. The selections here have universal and some specific (Japanese, Russian, British, Spanish) subject appeal.
Steve McDonald is the bestselling author of Fantastic Cities and Fantastic Structures. A Canadian artist and lifelong traveler, he has lived in Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, and Indonesia. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.
Steve McDonald doesn't just draw the cities of the world. A lifelong traveler since his family moved to the Middle East in 1979, he's lived in Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, and Indonesia, visited dozens of other countries, and spent the better part of two decades traveling his native Canada from coast to coast via car, bus, helicopter, canoe, ship, and on foot. Everywhere he goes he soaks up the local color, the architecture, and, most of all, the lines.
Steve's process includes observing, sketching onsite, and taking photos for reference in the studio, as well as working from many noted photographers' material. He lays down initial groundwork lines in pencil or on a tablet and then gets busy with the details. Although he works in many media, including acrylics, watercolors, and colored dyes, his favorite is simple pen and ink. When he's not knee-deep in the intricate details of his drawings, Steve is likely surfing (most recently in the waves off the coast of Bali, where he lived for two years with his family) or cross-country skiing in the snowdrifts of rural Ontario, which he currently calls home.