I purchased my first Johanna Basford coloring book back in 2013 – Secret Garden. I never color in it. I just drool over it. Since then I’ve also picked up Enchanted Forest and Lost Ocean. But did you know Johanna is up to something new? She is teaching her techniques and I am participating in the class. Yep. It’s closed to new members right now but you can pick up her newest book How to Draw Inky Wonderlands. That is what she is using in the class. You can see a lot of Johanna’s tutorials on her YouTube channel.
I am running behind everyone else in the class. Nothing new there. Hahahaha! As I do the lessons, I am working in my Report & Art Book from Hahnemühle and using my technical pens from Zebra. Making notes of what worked and what didn’t – I am also going to be using this for my Getting Sketchy posts in Facebook group Tangle All Around.
Inky Wonderlands is a workbook where Johanna shows you step by step what to draw. And she gives free license to make each pattern your own by adding your own details.
This simple flower starts with a circle and four lines. It really is as simple as that.
A lot of fun – I can tell you that! I will be working in this book all weekend long. You do not have to go in order either. Johanna set up the book so you can jump around and do your favorite sections first. Hahahaha! I don’t know which section is my favorite but I figured florals was a good place to start. I just wish she had included a steampunk section. Maybe that will be another book in her growing line.