Coloring picture books such as childhood are now a ‘ viral ‘ among adults, especially the eve people. The women who are affected by this virus travel with drawing books and pencil coloring. This coloring Virus apparently also originated from a woman whose picture book of her current work has sold millions of copies worldwide. Who is he?
Johanna Basford was the name of a Scottish woman who made the coloring book drawings a trend for adults. Originally in 2011, Johanna asked Laurence King’s publishers to create children’s coloring books. But then, this textile design graduate woman suggests creating coloring books for adults. To the publisher, he said, for many years working as an artist and a special illustrator of coloring, he saw many of his clients who would like to dye his work.
Johanna’s suggestion was also accepted by the publishers. They then scored a coloring book for Johanna’s adults titled Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book as many as 13 thousand copies in 2013. Unsuspected, after being released, the book was Laris-Manis. Until now, as the Guardian cited, the book Secret Garden has sold over two million copies worldwide.
A second coloring book was released by Johanna titled Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book in February 2015. The book on the Amazon website is included in the best-selling book lineup.
“Inbox my emails until it’s full because people are photos of various pages of my coloring book. And it was amazing to see how many people had the same book, but made it different and unique, “Johanna said when asked about her book’s success in an interview with NPR.
Now Johanna provides a special media for her coloring book lovers one of her websites is yonjamedia.com. The adults who bought the book and then color the picture in the book can showcase their work on the official site. On that page, people can not only share images but also exchange knowledge about the color pencils used.
Johanna saw a coloring fever among the adults occurs because the activity gives color to the picture is fun. “And once you take your color pencil, you feel like you don’t have a burden, don’t think about household or work. And it’s also a fun way to be creative. You don’t have to sit down with a piece of paper and think about drawing what. The Outline is already there, so you can sit still for a few hours, and unknowingly already solve it, “explained the woman who started the hobby of coloring for the relaxation.
The woman who graduated Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is currently preparing to release her third book titled Lost Ocean: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book. The book will be released on October 27, 2015. Not yet released, this third book has received a positive reception. It was seen from the number of people who had pre-ordered the book.