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Derwent Launches Stunning Colouring Book 'Unwind in the Wilds'

08/10/2015

Derwent Launches Stunning Colouring Book 'Unwind in the Wilds'

Derwent®, the leading manufacturer of artist materials, has unveiled its stunning ‘Unwind in the Wilds’ colouring book in partnership with Keswick illustrator Sarah Taylor, featuring 88 sketches inspired from the rolling Cumbrian countryside.

Art enthusiasts of all ages and ability are being invited to take an adventure into the British countryside – with colouring pencils at hand – for some creative encounters with some beautiful wildlife.

Derwent®, the leading manufacturer of artist materials, has unveiled its stunning ‘Unwind in the Wilds’ colouring book in partnership with Keswick illustrator Sarah Taylor, featuring 88 sketches inspired from the rolling Cumbrian countryside.

Focusing on the patterns of nature, the colouring book showcases Sarah’s love of drawing animals in their natural habitats.

From stags to owls, and badgers to birds, some of the UK’s most beautiful creatures have been captured in all their natural beauty, with some intricate touches of colour needed to bring them all to life.

Research has shown that it is not just hardened art lovers that are driving the surge in popularity of colouring books, with soaring numbers of city-dwellers and professionals turning to them at the end of their busy working days due to their soothing and therapeutic qualities.

With nature now the number one market trend, Derwent® has chosen the natural world theme to be at the core of its first ever colouring book.

The individual and interactive designs within Unwind in the Wilds have been partially completed ready for art lovers to transform and customise with their own creative style. High quality, acid-free paper provides the perfect canvas for coloured pencil work and dry drawing media such as Derwent® Coloursoft pencils.

Unwind in the Wilds comes complete with helpful tips about making the most of Derwent®’s market-leading colouring pencils, advice about laying and blending colour as well as images of the illustrations that have already been completed using Coloursoft pencils for inspiration.

Astri Thomas-Saunders, Derwent®’s Marketing Manager, said: “Derwent® has teamed up with artist Sarah Taylor to produce Unwind in the Wilds, which is the ideal gift for creatives at any time of the year.

“Featuring dozens of illustrations of the natural world, Unwind in the Wilds is the perfect therapeutic tool for people to relax whilst nurturing their creativity. More and more people are turning to art therapy to aid relaxation and the popularity of colouring in is now huge because of its soothing qualities.

“Unwind in the Wilds is the perfect introduction to colouring in and also contains tips and hints from Sarah so the user can continue their colouring in journey with Derwent once they have completed the book. We have printed Sarah Taylor’s beautiful illustrations on high quality paper and have provided examples of some illustrations already coloured in to demonstrate the beauty of our Coloursoft pencils with their rich dense colour. We hope colouring in the illustrations will give every artist the confidence to then go on and create their own drawings.”

Unwind in the Wilds is available for £9.99 or complete with 10 Derwent® Coloursoft pencils at £19.99.