Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And Imagined by Steve McdonaldFantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And Imagined by Steve Mcdonald

Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And Imagined

IllustratorSteve Mcdonald

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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This unique coloring book features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated,Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist Steve McDonald's beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird's-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more. The adult coloring book's distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.
Steve McDonald is a Canadian artist who has lived and travelled in cities around the world and now lives in Ontario. This is his first book.
Title:Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And ImaginedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 11.47 × 11.76 × 0.26 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1452149577

ISBN - 13:9781452149578

Coloured Pencils - Set of 24
Coloured Pencils - Set of 24

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! Such a great activity! Great way to get everything off your mind and just relax! Perfect gift idea! Great cities pictures!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lots of patience required! it's a very detailed architecture colouring book, it takes time to finish just one page, but the designs are amazing #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! Lots of architectural detail. A fun way to spend an afternoon.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detailed This is a nice colouring book, great if you enjoy architecture. It's fun to colour but be prepared to invest lots of time into each colouring since it is very detailed.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely All of the designs are so interesting and intricate, it's a great activity to do on a rainy day.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice Lots of variety and detail to this one. If you love buildings you will love this coloring book.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Images I received this as a birthday gift and the cities are so beautifully drawn. Although there are a LOT of tiny spaces to draw into so it's more than a time consuming colouring book than others.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Love anything to do with architecture of well-known cities.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Art is the best thing ever
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mandala Style Colouring Book If you aren't a fan of repetitive, Mandala style colouring books then this isn't for you. There are fine details included in each picture, which are quite large, so are best used with smaller tipped pens. This is great for somewhat "mindless" colouring!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YASSS! I'M excited for this! Good gift!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Colouring Book! If you love being a tourist and checking out architecture then you'll love this book! Very busy, lots to see here, just like in the big city!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome colouring Love colouring, this is cool
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love colouring! this colouring book is so fun & a great hobby!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it! I got this book as a Christmas present, And it keeps me entertained between trips- I like being able to choose a place to go... A few of the pages have inspired travel plans!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great activity! Beautiful drawings, so much fun to colour in! #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful! takes a long time to colour though
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun but difficult. This book was full of fun outlines but the pictures were so detailed they were difficult to colour nicely. recommend only to an advanced colourer. Much prefer the Johanna Basford books.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing absolutely incredible illustrations and quality is pretty good
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Very detailed adult coloring book. I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detailed! Very detailed and beautiful book.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Artistic Great cover, coloring is very detailed.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool colouring book This book is unlike others I have bought. I like the geometric metropolitan designs.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Articulate drawings to colour in!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An adult book. I like this because it is an adult Coloring book. Many labeled as such are poorly done. This is a good option for hours of meditative Coloring.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome coloring book awesome coloring book with different cities. good activity for both kids and adults to burn time or as a hobby. highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic My boyfriend bought this as something that we could do together, and it has really become a great stress reliever for the both of us. Because of the larger-than-average page sizes, it's possible for each person to have their own page and enjoy in the zen together. I personally own "Secret Garden" as well as "Enchanted Forest", and while lovely, they are so incredibly intricate and rigid that the colouring experience requires more attention to detail. With "Fantastic Cities", while intricate, the lines are more flowing and the space to be creative with colour is endless and requires much less thought. This is incredibly therapeutic and is fantastic to enjoy either solo or to bond over with someone else.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome great clouring book to pass the time, definitely recommend
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun! I seen this book online for a bit. Finally walked into a chapters store and seen it in person. The book is over sized which I love! So much coloring! So much detail, I didn't know where to start. Even seen some local city drawings inside. For someone who loves to color definitely worth buying!
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Cities, fantastic experience! If you ever wanted to paint the town red, or any colour of your choosing, "Fantastic Cities" is a winner. When I first saw an article about this urban-focused colouring book as the colouring frenzy picked up, I knew this was the one for me. I tried Secret Garden but it just didn't resonate with me. That nature-inspired colouring book was more stylized than I'd expected; it had fine details but the geometricity and the symmetry in it, plus the 2D-presentation, gave me a flat experience. "Fantastic Cities", surprisingly and counter-intuitively, has more fluidity to it. There are more squiggly lines and less rigid shapes. The various panoramic and kaleidoscopic angles, and bird's-eye view of city landscapes, gave it a much lively spatial perspective that reeled me into wanting to colour in every little shapes. Having instantly recognizable cityscapes (Toronto and Singapore being dear to my heart) only delighted me further. Go get it, even if it's just to ogle at prints of some fantastic cities.
Date published: 2015-08-10

Editorial Reviews

? this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite."-CityLab from The AtlanticBOOK OF THE WEEK-Florida Times-UnionAn Off Duty Top 50 selection.- Wall Street JournalHoliday Gift Guide Pick - RackedSF Holiday Gift Guide "Canadian artist Steve McDonald presents the urban landscape as a canvas for creativity - dozens of painstakingly rendered streetscapes from cities including San Francisco and Istanbul offer several fun and theraputic hours with crayons."-Metropolis magazine Holiday Gift Guide Pick Afar Magazine Holiday Gift Guide Pick - Holiday Gift Guide Pick -Real Simple magazine Holiday Gift Guide Pick "For your detail-oriented dad: show him just one cityscape and he'll be occupied for hours."-PureWow Holiday Gift Guide Pick "A top pick for creative travelers, this adult coloring book features intricate illustrations of urban landscapes including Paris, Tokyo, London and New York by artist Steve McDonald. Much has been said about the psychological benefits of colouring within the lines (it's proven to help with anxiety and stress) and is there a more satisfying way to kill time on a long-haul flight?"-Jetsetter"this detailed coloring book focusing on densely packed city life, and is great for people who love coloring architecture and geometric shapes"-Geek Dad"Render Manhattan or Montreal in whatever color scheme you please with Fantastic Cities, in which artist Steve McDonald's detailed line drawings offer bird's-eye views of the world's major cities." -Architectural Digest"If you love the process of creating art? these books will soothe your soul"-Sweety High"I would highly recommend this not just as a colouring book but also as a sketchbook."-ParkaBlogs"Here's an activity book perfect for those lazy, hazy days of summer or those crazy days when you just need to take a break, focus on simple, creative tasks and chill out."- Stuck at the Airport"Before you set off on your next flight, grab a copy of this coloring book to entertain yourself during the journey. Even if you're not currently heading to an exotic location, the images of beautiful international cities are bound to inspire your next itinerary, or at least keep you occupied when the overwhelming wanderlust kicks in.""Fantastic Cities is an architecture-lover's dream."- Apartment Therapy"