Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Secrets Beneath the Leaves - Adult Coloring Book Review and Giveaway

I received product for review from Vivid Owl Coloring.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

As many of you know I jumped on the bandwagon and took up the hobby of adult coloring books.  I discovered a love for it last October and have been hooked since.  I've found that coloring is calming and brings down my stress level. I have a tiered container full of gel pens, markers and colored pencils that have been used upon many coloring pages. My sister and mother are just as addicted. We are not alone in this; adult coloring books have become quite the rage.

One company that I've come across and really like is Vivid Owl Coloring, based out of Finland, and one of their adult coloring books is Secrets Beneath the Leaves.
 
picture inside of book
 
This particular adult coloring book includes 32 fully hand-illustrated designs, inspired by the beauty of nature and the human body. All images are original and hand-drawn, with a range of complexity, suitable from beginner to more advanced colorists.

Each page is one-sided, meaning the illustrations are only on one side.  There are small images on the other sides but, due to their size, they're meant more for viewing rather than coloring.  I'd prefer if the pages were perforated but there's still enough leeway on each one to carefully cut or tear them out without cutting into the design.  The paper quality the book is favorable for coloring pencils, pens, markers, and other utensils.

completed page using colored pencils and Sharpie markers
 
I have gotten much enjoyment out of coloring in this book.  Some designs are more intricate than others, but they're all skillfully arranged.  The illustrations depict people and objects hidden in leaves and trees.  Some of the pictures are provocative, so I'd say it's not a book for those who are against erotic poses.  I've taken a couple of the pictures and hung them on my artwork wall, and am excited to finish the others in the book for completion.  
 
I definitely recommend this adult coloring books, as well as the others that are available, to purchase as gifts for the enthusiast or for yourself as a source of relaxation.

Vivid Owl Coloring will be releasing another adult coloring book sometime this year and you can purchase five of the FLOW Artistic Coloring Designs on Etsy right now.

sample illustration in coloring book
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41 comments:

Maryann D. said...

I do have one adult coloring book. I always loved to color with my children, I find it so relaxing.
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Linda Bradshaw said...

I have one adult coloring book but my 16 year old daughter snatched it from me. I would love one. Linda Bradshaw , w810forhim at yahoo

heymissvirginia said...

I do not own an adult coloring book yet but I would love to have one. I love coloring with the grandchildren.
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jakiesmom said...

I don't have any

bison61 said...

nope I do not have any

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aperry said...

I do not own a adult coloring book.

Pamela F said...

I do, I received one for Christmas from my daughter - it's very relaxing to sit and color for a bit. I'd like to give one to my mother too.

Amanda Patterson said...

I have one adult coloring book! It is so fun and relaxing to working on a page in the evening!

Charlene E said...

I have a few coloring books . It is nice to color and unwind.

tat2gurlzrock said...

I have a couple of them.Great way to unwind!

CosmeticCrazy said...

No, I don't own any.

Renee said...

No I don't own any. I borrow my daughter's adult coloring books from time to time though. Then I remember how LOOOOOOOOOONG it takes to color one of those pictures.

Julie Waldron said...

I own one.

rubynreba said...

I don't have any but I so want one!!!

Dagmar Lesher said...

I dont! But I would really love to!

LeAnn Harbert said...

I don't have any yet

Shelly Leatham said...

Yes, I won several adult coloring books! It is very relaxing to me and i take time for myself daily to color!

Colleen Maurina said...

I do not own any adult coloring books but I think they would be so fun and relaxing. Such a great idea!

Kelly Nicholson said...



Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you own any adult coloring books

not yet thanks

amanda hardesty said...

I have 3 adult coloring books and a big pack of markers to go with them. Love it while watching tv or waiting at an appointment

Amanda B. said...

I have 2 adult coloring books.

Sharon Schoepe said...

I have one. Lots of fun

momo said...

I have not given one of these adult coloring books a try yet, but would like to.

Starbreeze said...

I do. I have 2!

marnie470 said...

I don't.... yet. I bought some colored pencils and have been doodling with those. A coloring book would be fuN!

janetfaye said...

I have a few adult coloring books.

sherylssg said...

I was given a set of three adult coloring booking and a pack of colored present for Christmas.

Xty C said...

Yes, I do own 1

DONNA CHEATLE said...

I don't have any coloring books that are specifically Adult, but I do have a few that are for kids, lol

Shakeia Rieux said...

I only have 1 for right now

Adriana Saucedo said...

I own one and really enjoy coloring.

arress said...

I have 1 currently.

j1man1r66 said...

I do own some Adult Coloring Books and I LOVE them, sooo relaxing!
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Jennifer Rogers

Charlene S. said...

Yes, I have lots. I really enjoy them.

Isaiahsmom said...

My older daughter has one but I do not. I would like one for I enjoy coloring with the kids.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I don't own any adult coloring books yet, but I would like to make time for them.

Heather! said...

I do! And I used them in a program I used to run with teenage girls in jail. They love them, too, and it is a great meditation for them.

Kim Reid said...

I don't have any adult coloring books yet, but would love to color again!

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Kit-Kat said...

I only have one adult coloring book at the moment, but I'd love to have more.

Breanne said...

I don't own any.

lilyk said...

I don't currently own any adult coloring books.