Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For Adults by Johanna BasfordLost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For Adults by Johanna Basford

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For Adults

byJohanna Basford

Paperback | October 27, 2015

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From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, a beautiful new adult coloring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves

With this coloring book for adults, Johanna Basford invites color-inners of all ages to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden in the depths of the sea. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color, and embellish, readers will meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses, and delicately penned seahorses. Visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks, discover intricate shells and pirate treasure. Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest fans and newcomers alike will welcome this creative journey into an inky new world.

For Lost Ocean, Johanna picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and complements your chosen color palette. The smooth, untextured pages allow for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with colored pencils or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna's Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a gr...
Title:Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For AdultsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:80 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:10 × 10 × 0.4 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143108999

ISBN - 13:9780143108993

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For Adults
Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure And Coloring Book For Adults

by Johanna Basford


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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this I love looking for items while I am colouring. Great idea.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling like a kid again! I haven't sat down and coloured since elementary school. This makes me feel like a kid again and I love it!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chapters has BEST selection of adult colouring books!! We have purchased quite a few of these adult style colouring books over the years..and this one is a favourite that we have also gifted multiple times. Lovely images and quality paper!
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love the designs in this book and I enjoy colouring them so much! Beautiful art. So much detail, you can easily spend hours on a page.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super relaxing My pages keep falling out of the book though...
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Love the drawings in this book! Relaxing and enjoyable.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing! Very intricate, beautiful drawings to colour!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! Had it for awhile now and taking my sweet time with it :) Really beautiful designs
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This is so beautiful and has to be my favourite colouring book absolutely love it!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intricate Designs The book is quite detailed, but the designs are beautiful!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE Amazing design let's you pay with the colors to create vibrant amazing images
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My friend loved it! I bought this for a friend and she loved the ocean theme!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift An ornate and calming coloring book that is beautiful to do!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Standard, but beautiful I really enjoy the artwork. The format leaves something to be desired though, as it's quite difficult to color near the spine. There's also a lot of narrow line work, which can be quite tedious and not so relaxing - but ultimately, I enjoy coloring these magical pictures. My advice though - color in a well-lit room and keep your pencils sharp!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PRETTY book I love this colouring book. It's my favourite one she has done.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I expected I'm mesmerized by the ocean, so this was the perfect colouring book for me
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful coloring book! Little bit more complicated than others Johanna's coloring books and you always need sharply sharpened pencils. Paper quality amazing! Have lot of fun playing with coloring pencils and soft pastel.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This is probably my favourite colouring book. I love the illustrations and all the details!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful!! again this artist made a fantastic book. lots to color and other activities.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea! I love that they make these intricate books for adults to colour in. I prefer the more whimsical ones, the ocean scene isn't really my thing. But it is still lovely! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the mermaid and dolphin pages I love the mermaid and dolphin pages...such a great book. Lots of variety.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good. Gave this to my cousin as a present and she loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! Love the subject. Love the drawings. Love to colour. Done!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical Ocean Scenes Got this as a gift and find it really relaxing. Also gives me something to do during boring office meetings (ha, ha).
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intricate Lots of little intricate details to colour in! Beautiful oceanic designs are a plus too!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar Detail Fantastic sketches with elegant and careful detailing. I loved the images and couldn't get enough!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GORGEOUS! I love this book, So beautiful, I only wish the pictures were one sided so I could tear them out and frame them.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay... not the best A nice colouring book but there are better ones out there
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Johanna does it again! I was excited when this book came out as I had already owned and almost finished her previous two books. I am yet to start this one, but I cannot wait!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book started my love for adult colouring I got Lost Ocean for Christmas and fell in love with adult colouring! I have bought two more books since and am basically addicted!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful designs, some areas are a little bit hard to colour in
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't Expect to Enjoy It This Much I'm not someone who colours much but I was waiting on a friend to finish something so I decided to start a page and got hooked.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! My favourite colouring book! Just wish some of the spaces weren't so small!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift! The perfect gift to give someone (or for yourself) perfectly designed and good quality coluoring book. The paper could've been a little thicker as some pens do go through but with that being said, the paper is already thicker than the typical colouring page. I definitely would recommend this book as well as the others by Johanna Basford
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Enough Times Fun designs, cool line work, I kind of stopped colouring and totally forgot that I had this.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Designs Good, quality paper and designs.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Gorgeous!!! Absolutely love this book. Would have liked a hardcover though.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is my second book from the same artist. The artwork is beautiful, as always. Paper should be thicker or one-sided, that way I can use pens and markers like I prefer. Otherwise, it's a great book.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another beautifully drawn book Beautifully drawn, only problem were a few of the illustrations have a border around it, so it was a bit difficult to colour the area where the pages are bound. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love I got it for christmas and I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun & Beautiful Beautiful ocean pictures to spark imagination
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing buy My favourite colouring book purchased thus far
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Its really fun and great stress relief.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This is a lovely colouring book. Very nice intricate designs. A great way to unwind in the evening!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Favourite Colouring Books I think that art in this series is the amazing and the Lost Ocean book is no exception! I totally recommend it ^^
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and fun I think this is a neat little colouring book and an excellent way to distress and divert my mind when needed. I wouldn't say it's calming, because a lot of the lines are small and the designs are very busy and time consuming. However, I find it enjoyable to slowly colour away over time. The designs are all very cute, magical, whimsical, etc, so it's pleasing to look at. My only annoyance is that the designs for very close to the spine and the book doesn't flatten out very well... but this is a very minor detail for me, and I plan to keep getting this artist's books :)
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is what got me started This is the book that started me on colouring craze. While hesitant about the level of detailing at first, it turned out to be just the thing I needed to stay focused for longer! The 4-page spread at the back was a nice little extra.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gift I'm not into colouring but I bought this book for a friend. She was very pleased and has enjoyed many hours relaxing and colouring.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I got it for Christmas last year and I love it. The details are incredible, the images ... it's a work of art. If there is one issue I have that is completely personal it's that it's too pretty so I don't want to colour it in and mess it up.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By Far My Favourite Joanna Brasford's coloring books are by the far the best ones out there, the pictures are the nicest of all the other ones i've tried
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Personal favourite of the Johanna Basford colouring books!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book Like most colouring books by the same author, this book is beautiful to colour.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So calming I love to colour this book on stressful days, very calming. Images range from a few mins to do to a few hours
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Great combination of very detailed and larger patterns, perfect alternative to reading as a relaxing activity
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite coloring book This is by far my favorite coloring book. I love the ocean and the illustrations in this book are beautiful.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the series If you've bought one of Johanna Basford's other coloring books, you'll know exactly what to expect with this one - excellent and repetitive artwork. Still, I've had a lot of fun with this book and I love all of the underwater imagery.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! The paper of the book is nice, and design is suitable for adult coloring. Fun and not overwhelmed!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful The pictures in this colouring book are stunning and incredibly detailed. As with any book, the downfall is that it can be difficult to colour close to the book binding, and you can see the colour on the other side of the pages. I would have enjoyed doing some of these pictures in coloured ink, but thicker paper would be better for that. Overall definitely my favourite colouring book. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought as a gift I bought this colouring book as a gift, but went back to get one for me too! The pages are so detailed and fun to colour and the paper quality is great too.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely gorgeous! this is an exciting book. It is on good quality paper and very fun to find the hidden objects, in the detailed pictures.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Stunning I absolutely love Johanna Basford's coloring books, the amount of detail she puts in is perfect. I love sitting down and spending hours filling in the details. I am so excited to see what new books she'll be releasing her art is simply beautiful. I really recommend this coloring book in the growing coloring book market.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intricate and takes time I love the colouring pictures in this and there is a little legend at the front that shows you what types of objects are hidden throughout this inky adventure!
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Colouring Book Lost Ocean is an absolutely beautiful adult colouring book. If you like underwater scenes, you will probably enjoy this book. Basford is an wonderful artist and her pictures are full of incredible detail. In fact, if you are going to colour this book, make sure you have a good pencil sharpener (and maybe some reading glasses?). Some pages are mandala-like, others are scenes, and there are a few less detailed pages. However, each page would easily take hours to colour in. Even though this book is clearly aimed at adults, my 10 year old daughter has enjoyed colouring in it as well, but she is a patient sort of child. She loves the imagination in the pictures and searching for the hidden pictures in each page. The pages themselves are thick and can even stand up to colouring with a sharpie marker without bleeding through. It would be better if the book could lay open flat as many of the pictures span both pages and it is difficult to colour in the binding. If you are looking for a book to take advantage of the meditative aspects of colouring and love the ocean, this is a great one. Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Other books are better I love her coloring books i have a few of the other ones. I was super excited to get this one because i love the ocean. But i was disappointed. Doesn't seem like she spent as much time on this one looks computer generated. Many of the pages to color are generic.Was hoping for more sea creature designs.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful drawings to colour Okay, I admit it - when I first heard about adult colouring books, I was skeptical. Could sitting down to colour be enjoyable? Relaxing? Dare I say - stress relieving? And then I tried it - and the answer is yes to all of the above. Johanna Basford has a number of adult colouring books out - all quite amazing. I thought I would dive (pun intended!) into Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Colouring Book. I liked the gold accents on the cover - it hints at treasure within. (I'm a magpie - anything shiny catches my eye!) Now, are you one of those people who will start at the beginning and do all the pages in order? Or are you like me - I'll pick the one that appeals to me and start with it, choosing another as the mood strikes. Lost Ocean offers a wide range of choices from intricate, to simple. Basford has touched on all things oceanic from images of creatures of the deep - fish, octopuses, mermaids, lobsters, crabs to sunken galleons and their treasures, whimsical designs and more. The last picture is a double sided four page foldout - okay I am indeed saving that one 'til last. Every page from cover to copyright page has images to bring colour to. And then there's the added fun of trying to also find hidden images in the drawings - diamonds, rings, keys, gold coins and others. (No worries - there's an answer key at the back!) Lost Ocean is produced on nice, clean, crisp white stock - all your colour choices will show up true. I thought I would start with imagining some brightly coloured fish under the waves. Remember - there's no 'right' way to colour - enjoy it! Have you tried adult colouring books yet? Lost Ocean would be a good one to get your feet wet! (pun intended!)
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun way to kill time Apparently I am very bad at colouring but this helps me take my mind off stress in my life. It also helps remind me to look at the big picture rather than every little mistake I make.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is amazing. Pre-ordered it a week before it came out, got it a week after it came out and actually got it earlier than expected. The book is well made, thick white pages, and no slip cover, they just made the actual cover the way the slip cover would have been, over all great quality. All Johanna's books area amazing, the art work is top notch. Makes it hard to decide wither you want to colour it or leave it blank and just look at it.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still a favourite. The standard. I enjoy all the books by this artist. I wish the format was better. It's too tedious to color near the book binding which makes finishing your page difficult. The pencil colors bleed onto the page facing it. This should be one page without another facing it and a couple inches border around each image. The images are fun to color although far too repetitive.
Date published: 2015-11-15

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR JOHANNA BASFORD'S COLORING BOOKS"The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford." —New York Magazine"Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination." —Huffington Post"Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever." —Hello Giggles"This is a breathtakingly beautiful coloring book, full of detail, whimsy, and possibilities. Inspiration invades at the turn of the first page and is guaranteed to capture the imagination and attention of any artist young and old." —The Children's Book Review