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Scotland-based designer Joanna Basford believes that there is little soul in computer graphics - and therefore all her work draws with pen and ink by hand. Several years ago she was noticed by an English publishing house and ordered a coloring book in the artist's corporate style. The success of Basford's first work of this kind, dubbed The Garden of Mystery, launched a whole new trend of coloring books for adults. A collection of black-and-white illustrations, in which the hand is drawn to add color, as a result, has sold two million copies worldwide.
It is not at all difficult to understand why: any adult remembers the genuine pleasure of drawing from childhood. It is not necessary to be able to do it well for coloring in Basford, and it is much more pleasant to bring plant patterns to life than children's pictures. Scientists, meanwhile, agree that coloring can be an excellent meditation practice that allows you to relax, forget about the worries that keep us busy during the day, and even help your brain to better cope with difficult tasks. Following The Garden of Mystery, Basford released the equally successful Enchanted Forest, as well as a collection of postcards that you can color yourself before leaving. The artist is currently working on her third book, The Lost Ocean, which you can follow on her Instagram.