16 black and white postcards, coloured by you
City Colour is a beautiful addition to the adult colouring genre, and a delightful alternative to flowers and mandalas.
These scenes of inobtrusive, almost unseen urban places offer a creative and satisfying colouring challenge. Graham Falk is first and foremost an animator; when he draws, he instinctively leaves room for a colourist. That doesn't just mean colour either: shadow and shade are equally important. If you want one tip for colouring these, it's simple: decide where the sun is, and take it from there. (With sharp pencils for tiny details.)
The production is of the highest quality thanks to Coach House Printing in Toronto, and the perforated cards pop out easily.
Now in its second printing.
We picked up one of those adult colouring books recently. It was nice enough, but we found ourselves thinking: what’s so adult about this? These scenes of inobtrusive, almost unseen urban places seem much more grown-up to us. Yes, there are plenty of nice little details to satisfy your OCD and soothe your ADD (we speak from experience!). But Graham Falk is first and foremost an animator; when he draws, he instinctively leaves room for a colourist - someone to complete the creative process, not simply fill in the lines. And therein lies the beauty of this small book: these are wonderful drawings which also happen to be very rewarding to colour, if you feel so inclined.