by Ida Chiaki
on 24 November 2017
Style: color inspiration images, Perforated pages, single page illustrations
Format: Card cover, Postcards
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Forest Girl Dream Postcards Review
If you love Japanese coloring books you will no doubt be familiar with Ida Chiaki’s name. Her previous coloring books, Dream Room and the Longing Room are extremely popular with colorists. I have had these books for so long on my bookshelf …but sadly they still have not reached my “to review” stack. Trust me though, if you haven’t seen them they are gorgeous.
Ida Chiaki has now created a lovely postcard book. It has the same attention to detail that you would expect from her work.
Cover & Layout
The peach cover of this set of postcards shows a partially colored image from the set of postcards. The cover art is indicative of the style that you will find throughout the postcards. Gold foil highlights frame the cover and have also been used on the back as well. As the cover is matte card it tends to get a little grubby just from handling. If you were using it regularly you may want to wrap it in plastic to protect it.
The book containing the cards measures 15cm x 23cm approximately. However, the cards are for the most part half that size.
A plastic blue film protects the cards at the front and back of the book.
Beautifully colored cover art serves as the title page for the book. This is followed by a message from the artist and some color selection tips (presumably as I cannot read the text). Eight beautifully colored postcards are included which have light perforation marks for removal. The card they are printed on though is quite thick and they are a little difficult to push out. Personally, I will use scissors to cut them out in case I accidentally tear them.
There are 20 postcards that have been printed two to the page, duplicating the image. The postcards are perforated for easy removal. This means that you could give one to a friend if you are a kind soul (not like me). This is followed by two pages of gift tags (4 small and 2 medium) that are also perforated. The last postcard is a full page scene of the cover art for you to color as well.
Coloring Book Images and Illustrations
Good quality medium to heavy off white card has been used for the postcards. The card is not completely smooth with a faint texture to it. The line art is fine, dull black. Lines are not as crisp as in her coloring books with a more hand drawn sketchy feel to them.
The illustrations document the young girls life in the forest. There are interior scenes, cute animals, flowers and outdoor scenes of what is more a beautiful dream garden than a forest. This set of postcards is sweetly whimsical and beautifully drawn and would make a lovely card for someone special (if you could bear to part with one).
As the cards are printed two to a page they are smaller in size. This may be difficult for colorists with a minor visual impairment due to the size and the amount of detail on each card.
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Where to buy
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Happy coloring x