Book Review: Illustration School: Let's Draw Magical Color

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Let's Draw Magical Color is a fun colouring book for kids and school children. This book is actually part of the Illustration School series created by Japanese artist Sachiko Umoto. Her books are quite popular and usually favourably reviewed.

The book's about A5 size. It's a 112-page paperback. Paper quality of the book is almost like newsprint so it's recommended to use coloured pencils, as suggested by the author.

Content is split into three parts. The first part is the general colouring section that invites you to fill the line drawings provided with colours that best represent your mood, or according to certain criteria. It's probably meant as a warm up lesson.

The second part looks at 12 colours, their "feelings" which is actually the type of meaning usually associated with the colour, such as red for danger.

The last part explores the colours' message. Adjectives are provided as hints, such as cute, fun or active, and you're provided with a selection of colours to use for colouring.

Since this book is more for kids, new beginners, the colour concepts introduced are very elementary. Mostly, it's just about the colours and their commonly associated meanings and feelings. There's nothing on colour theory which is a rather advanced topic that can confuse even adults at times.

The instructions are easy to follow along. For kids, it should be a fun activity book to keep them occupied.

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