Magical Delights (Čarovné Lahodnosti) – Klára Marková

From Klára Marková we received this beautiful coloring book Čarovné Lahodnosti / Magical Delights. We cannot thank her enough for this gesture! [Klik hier voor Nederlands]

Čarovné Lahodnosti / Magical Delights - Klára Marková

Information from the internet:

A lovely Czech colouring book hides a lot of original handmade illustrations inside which are connected by a thin and glittering thread of a tender story. The main pictures to be coloured in are just on one side so you can use coloured pencils and blend them happily as well as felt tip pens, liners or paints. You don’t have to worry about bleed-through to the other side. There is the main picture on one side and on the other side a small space is left decorated with a little house and toadstool where you can write: with what, when and who painted the picture. It also provides enough space for writing a short story or something like a story diary, i.e. what came to your mind while painting and where it “took” you. The book was made with huge love and a feeling for detail. It is a lovely luxurious present for a tender and creative soul. The book is bound with gold tooling on its front and back cover and spine. The paper is high quality in fine natural tone, creamy. 96 pages 49 pictures to colour in including a spread with opening doors. Opening doors to little houses 2x and opening vignette 1x. The book size 25 x 21cm All in Czech language.

Linda’s experience

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

What a beauty is this book. I saw several coloring colleagues that already had the book and I was immediately sold. I contacted Klára and explained to her that we’re the largest ‘Coloring for Adults’ community in the Netherlands and that we would love to review her book. What a sweetheart she is! She has sent all of us her book and when I received it, it was even prettier than I had imagined.

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

The paper is truly superb. Colors attach to the paper very well and blending works good too. I’ve used a dry paper stomp to blend. I’ve started working with my Faber Castell Polychromos and mixed a lot of colors.

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

For the background I’ve used PanPastel. I’m super content with everything, just not quite with how the moon worked out. I’ve been working on that for a while to try and improve it.

There is also a Facebookpage and Facebookgroup where beautifully colored drawings are shown. It’s also very nice to see that the book is even sent to America. It’s well deserved!

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

For the second drawing I’ve used my Faber Castell Pitt Pastel pencil. With this coloring material the paper is great, again. Blending goes without effort.

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

I do work with sheets of paper under my hands, to prevent the pastel from wiping all over the drawing. And I use sheets of paper to test which colors I will use for a drawing. Afterwards I’ve fixated my work with hairspray, but there are specific fixative sprays on the market. This way you’ll prevent the pastel from coming off.

Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková Čarovné Lahodnosti (Magical Delights) - Klára Marková

This coloring book will be in my bookcase alongside my favorites. I really hope Klára is planning on making another coloring book. You bet I want that one too if she does. She’s got herself another huge fan!

Cynthia’s experience

I received this wonderful coloring book by Klára too. I prefer coloring with markers, but this book calls out for colored pencil. The drawings are very detailed and very nice to color in. The drawing below was colored by me with Faber Castell Polychromos, in my opinion the best colored pencils.

The paper is super nice for coloring and that makes this coloring book one of my favorites as well!


Tabby’s experience

I totally agree with Linda. What a fantastic book! The paper is like I’ve ended up in coloring heaven, that great. To be able to share my findings about the book for this review, I’ve completely focused on just one drawing. For this I’ve used the Prismacolor Premier pencils.

At first I drew diagonals with a graphite pencil and picked my colors. Four shades of blue plus black. Then I started coloring in the middel, with the lightest shade. Now you must know that I’m not the most patient girl in the world, so I didn’t want to put forty layers on top of each other. I’ve done it in just a few layers, while pressing quite firmly. Except the transitions, for them to be as smooth as possible I did use more layers. The paper didn’t care anyway, whether layering a lot of pressing hard, it gladly accepted everything I did.

When finally the background was completely colored, and I achieved the result I had in my mind when the idea came up, I took a white gel pen. I’ve covered all the cobweb threads with tiny white dots. And a lot of white dots for stars. And then some light effects on the circles between the leaves to make them look like water drops. Finally it was finished and here’s my end result:

Just like Linda, this book has a place among my favorites. The drawings are so inspiring, the paper is more than amazing. The hardcover makes it a real book and ensures that it will remain beautiful in the future. In short, it’s a wonderful, fairlylike book in which you can give it your all with every color of the spectrum!

Would you like to own this beautiful, fairylike coloring book too? Magical Delights (Čarovné Lahodnosti) is available through Amazon (available soon!) or directly from Klára Marková herself through Etsy (with high shipping costs unfortunately, but even then the book is worth it!)

This review contains  products that are sent to us by a publisher or company. This however does not reflect on our opinion in any way.

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