Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford is a coloring book that the reader/artist can really immerse themselves in and get lost within its gorgeous pages. Although it is an adult coloring book, it can actually be enjoyable at any age. This book makes the reader feel artistic, provides an amusing game and aids in relaxation.Title: Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure Coloring Book for Adults
Author: Johanna Basford
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genres: Crafts, Lifestyle
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, a beautiful new coloring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves.
With Lost Ocean, 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 octopi, 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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Lost Ocean Coloring Book
❀ Great for non-artists
As a non-artist, Lost Ocean provided me with a sense of artistic skill. I found the drawings to be detailed, yet simple to colour. There are differing levels of difficulty in some of the designs that allow the artist to decide the commitment level for each colouring session.
❀ Hidden Objects in Lost Ocean Coloring Book
Another aspect of this book that makes it so enjoyable are the hidden objects throughout the book to colour and discover. At the beginning of the colouring book, there is a legend of hidden treasures and trinkets to be found. From magic potions to messages in bottles, the reader will be kept busy searching for these fun items while colouring away.
Lost Ocean Coloring Book by Johanna Basford makes time simply fly by! It was certainly a relaxing and wonderful distraction for me this holiday season to sit and colour for a few hours at the end of a busy day. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys relaxing through artistic methods.
16 thoughts on “Review: Lost Ocean Coloring Book”
This coloring book is so amazing!
It is such a beautiful book!
I WANT IT! I have been looking for the right one, and I think this one may be it! I love the skull and the pirate ship!
It is perfect for all of the pirate books that we will be reading about this year!
I like Lost Ocean a lot, but I have to admit I’m not as enamoured with it as I was with her previous two titles — Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. I WANTED to be because I love sea creatures, but I think a lot of the images are actually too detailed to be practical with even a fine-liner pen. The paper quality also isn’t as good.
I do love her some of the pictures though, and Joanna Basford is pretty much a genius <3
This was my first experience with an adult colouring book. I am eager to try the other two! Especially if you liked them better. 🙂
I love colouring books, especially ones that feature the tiny little details in which to colour in! That’s why this looks absolutely amazing to me and now I am all grabby-hands for it!
It was so much fun to review a book so far from what I typically read. I really found it to be addictive. I hope that you get to try it soon. 🙂
Wow, this has some gorgeous pictures to color. Really nice.
these books are really nice i have a lot of these type of books, i have one of this collection that is animal kingdom 😛 that was is also really nice 🙂
I wasn’t really invested in the adult colouring books despite the recent hype surrounding them but I never knew how beautiful and artistic they would be!! I love it.
I love these new adult colouring books they’re such a interesting and fantastic idea! This one looks amazing!
Oh man! This is so cool. I mean, I’ve seen this coloring book and I know that adult coloring books are super popular, but you were given on as an ARC to review?! Haha! How awesome! ^.^ Best ARC you’ve received or has an actual book surpassed this?
This looks like so much fun! I am really looking into getting some of these coloring books and this one looks perfect! I will have to splurge!!
I love the idea of hidden objects throughout the book to colour. How fun!
thank you for your review. this looks wonderful. a few years ago my niece got me a few of the adult coloring books. I love them and so does she. I know she will love this one.