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Waltzes for the Seasons Coloring Postcards Review

Waltzes for the Seasons by Kanoko Egusa
Published by Natsume on 9 July 2018
Style: cardstock, color inspiration images, Paper: Medium to Heavy, Perforated pages
Pages: 80
Format: Dust Jacket, Express Bullet Point Review, Postcards
Buy on Amazon JP|Buy from Etailer
five-stars

A collection of beautiful coloring postcards features seasonal images many of them familiar from her previous coloring books, Rhapsody in the Forest and Menuet de Bonheur but in miniature form

Waltzes for the Seasons  Coloring Postcards Review

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Waltzes for the Seasons Coloring Postcards Video Review

I hope you enjoyed the video review of  Waltzes for the Seasons Coloring Book illustrated by Japanese artist, Kanoko Egusa.

Waltzes for the Seasons Coloring Book Cover & Layout

Many colorists fell in love with the whimsy and imagination found in Kanoko Egusa’s first coloring book Rhapsody in the Forest and the follow-up, the stunning,  Menuet de Bonheur.     Both of these full-sized coloring books, have also been printed as Dutch editions being Rapsodie in het bos and Menuet van Geluk respectively.

Waltzes for the Seasons is not a full sized coloring book but a postcard book measuring 5.8 x 8.3  inches approximately.

A colored dust jacket protects the craft card cover of the book.

At the start of the book, you will find a decorated title page for you to color.    Note, the paper on this page is thinner than the rest of the book.   You will also find 6 colored images that have been colored by fans of her work.

Kanoko Egusa Waltzes for the Season

Two postcards on this page

The postcards are either one per page, two per page or 4 little message cards.   On the reverse of the card, an element that corresponds to the main image has been included for you to color.   The reverse would be the best place to test out your mediums.   The usual address lines on postcards have not been included.

Illustrations have been orientated both portrait and landscape style.

Each postcard is perforated for easy removal.  The perforation strip being approximately 0.5 cm before the spine. Due to problems with filming this book,  it has been opened by me over 40 times and still shows no signs of wear or use.

Art Work

Kanoko loves to draw flowers and animals and this comes through in all of her coloring products.    She is able to draw both whimsical and realistic and it is this mix that gives her work a real magical quality.     In Waltzes of the Seasons coloring book,  she has created pages for the seasons.    Many of these contain illustrations and characters that we are familiar with, scaled down, from her previous coloring books.

She has also created new art for this book,  showing us for the first time how she draws people, in particular, cute little girls.

Waltzes for the Seasons artwork has a dull black line and a fine to medium line weight.  Man of the illustrations contains smaller texture elements to guide the colorist on shading or fur detail.

Four message cards – the reverse is also decorated

Detail Level

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Where to buy

Amazon JP Etailer 1  or Etailer 2

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Happy coloring x
Lea

five-stars

About Kanoko Egusa

Kanoko Egusa is a Japanese designer and illustrator. Her first coloring book for adults, Rhapsody in the Forest enchanted us with delightful animals dressed up. Her work is whimsical and sweet while being very detailed and realistic.

About the author

coloringqueen

I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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