Colouring is a terrific tool for staying relaxed and present in a demanding and hectic world. Requiring focus on a small scale, colouring in is a refreshing way to practice mindful attentiveness while reigniting your creative side.
Approaching colouring slowly and carefully, giving your full attention to the movement of pen on page, creates the perfect escape from all those worries buzzing around your head.
Here, over 80 hand-drawn illustrations of birds, fish, reptiles, mammals and even mythological creatures are just waiting for a touch of colour from pens, pencils, felt tips or paints. The animal kingdom is at your fingertips while deciding which colours to bring nature to life with.
Whether you’ve got ten minutes to spare at lunch or a few lazy hours on a Sunday, losing yourself in a colouring book is a simple, enjoyable and undemanding path to inner peace.
Graham McCallum is an artist, designer and craftsperson. He is the author of 4000 Flower and Plant Motifs, 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs and 4000 Alphabet and Letter Motifs as well as Pattern Motifs. He teaches and writes on design and lives in Durban, South Africa.