- Format: Hardcover
- No of Pages: 20
- Publisher: Laurence King
- Release Date: 6 February 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781780679419
- Size: 16.4 x 0.2 x 12 cm
Birdtopia Postcards by Daisy Fletcher contains 20 postcards to colour – in of close-up illustrations taken from her beautiful colouring book Birdtopia. The linework is printed in dark gray with the illustrations themselves having a white inner which is great for colouring. These are then set against a cream coloured background which makes the illustrations unique. It is a lovely idea as you do not need to colour the backgrounds as they are not a stark white, however they are still pale enough for you to colour over if you wish to do so.
Each postcard is printed on thick card with a pretty frame around where to place the stamp, under which there are four lines for you to write in the address, and a blank space on the left for you to write your message all on the reverse side of the postcard. In the bottom left on the back it also tells you the name of the bird (or birds) on the postcard so you can easily look up a picture of the bird and see its natural colours if you wish to do so.
Some of the birds featured in the book are the European Robin and White-Throated Sparrow, European Blue-tit, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, European Goldfinch, Barn Swallow, Coal Tit and Bluethroat, Pileated Woodpecker, Chilean Flamingo, Common Raven among others.
The illustrations are beautiful and despite its reduced size it lacks the tiny ‘fiddly bits’ other illustrations have when the size is reduced so is ideal for anyone with at least fairly decent eyesight. As a postcard book its small size make it an ideal colouring book to take on your travels as it will comfortably fit into most handbags. If you like colouring birds and flowers you will enjoy this one.
I decided to colour the Orange-Breasted Sunbird. I used Prismacolor Premier Pencils. There is a bit of a texture due to them being cardstock so you may find you need to blend a little more if you wish to avoid white bits showing through if you use pencils. If you don’t wish to post them these would be great to colour with alcohol markers as there is no illustration on the reverse to spoil.
I was kindly sent a copy from the publisher, however all thoughts and comments expressed are my own and not influenced by this fact.