Lost Ocean

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By Johanna Basford

A beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves, from the creator of the worldwide bestsellers, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Also features a large double-sided pull-out poster to colour and keep.

With Lost Ocean, Johanna Basford invites colour-inners of all ages to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden within the depths of the sea.

With intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, colour and embellish, readers will meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses and delicately penned seahorses, visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks, and discover intricate shells and pirate treasure. Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest fans and newcomers alike will delight in this creative journey into an inky new world.

 

About the Author

Johanna Basford was born in Scotland and grew up in her parent's fish farm in Auchnagatt in Aberdeenshire. Basford graduated Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) in Dundee with a degree in Textile Design in 2005. She also specialized in Screen printing. Basford works and lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Basford's works of illustrations are widely recognized and can be found in products such as wallpapers, beer bottles, and even tattoos. She believes computer generated graphics can feel cold and soulless which is the reason why she does not use computers for her works. Basford owns her own little studio in a converted farm in the country with large windows that overlook the surrounding fields. She works for Sony, Starbucks, Chipotle, Absolut Vodka, and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Some of works were was commissioned by the Queensberry Hunt Ceramicists for creating hand drawn patter designs for the tableware collection in 2008, has done a pen and ink illustration with the Heartbreak Publishing company and images layered over fashion photography for Vogue in 2009, and created illustrations for iPhone app The New Goodbye in 2010.

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 80
Size: 25.5x25cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780753557150
Publication date: 2015/11

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