by Marcos Chin
Published by Harper Design on March 8th 2016
Style: single page illustrations
Format: Card cover, Glue Binding, Postcards
Fairies in Wonderland is a whimsical, fantastical foray into the world of the ever-popular fairy. Marcos Chin presents fairies in various, intricately illustrated scenarios to explore and animate with color, from early morning flights among dew-kissed flowers to lounging on leaves floating gently in a stream to a charming game of tag among fireflies in a dark forest.
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Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Postcards Review
Marcos Chin has created an extremely intricate and fun coloring book, Fairies in Wonderland and this is the companion postcard set. Unfortunately, my Fairies in Wonderland coloring book and postcards have been on my “to do” stack for so long that Marcos has already released his second coloring book. You can check out my review of Mermaids in Wonderland here which also has a companion set of postcards.
Cover & Layout
You can immediately tell from the cover that the style of art is very intricate and finely detailed. A little fairy features on the cover surrounded by an abundance of detailed leaves and flowers. Some elements of color printing and a few gold highlights complete the look.
The spine is a lovely aqua binding with white printing on it.
On the back cover you can see a thumbnail image from the postcards using the same color scheme as the front. On this image, you will notice that it has a pre printed black background.
There are 20 illustrations within the coloring postcard book. Each image has been printed on one side of the good quality card stock. The stock is white.
On the reverse of each illustration standard postcard details have been included. Each reverse of the postcard also has two itty bitty butterflies in line art. I would not attempt to color these as they are super small!
The coloring book of the same name also has 4 bonus postcards and these cards have also been included in this set.
There are some illustrations in the book that have a matte black background pre printed on them.
Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Postcards Images and Illustrations
Marcos creates fairies that are completely different from any fairy that you may have imagined. They have facial features, outfits and headdresses that do not reflect the familiar artistry of a fairy.
His fairies are presented in off beat and quirky scenes which sometimes takes more than a glance to understand. The fairies are so intricately drawn and detailed that only colorists with good eyesight should take up this challenge (unless you have a magnifying lamp!).
In order to color these postcards, because they are scaled down for the book, you will need a sharpener on hand and/or some lovely fine liners. Most of the line art is very fine and detailed so a steady hand and a fine tip are the rules for the day. Personally, I go out of the lines all the time and I’ve decided that it is part of artistic expression and not to be bothered about it 🙂
The lines are fine, dull black and although very easy to see, the detail on one page would be difficult for colorists with minor visual impairment or arthritis to take on. The Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book, which has larger sized images may be less of a challenge.
In addition to fairies you will also find other art work featured including butterflies, flowers and bugs. Initially, I was disappointed that not every page had fairies but now that I have had the book for a while I am happy that it has a variety of images in it.
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Happy coloring x