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Johanna Basford - Author

About the Author

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in rural Scotland.

Featured books by Johanna Basford

Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2015

This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle. Also hidden throughout the book are nine symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to unlock the castle door at the end of the quest and discover what lies within.

Secret Garden An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Secret Garden An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you. Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

Other books by Johanna Basford

World of Flowers A Colouring Book and Floral Adventure

World of Flowers A Colouring Book and Floral Adventure

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2018

Show your colours. Join 'colourist queen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond, into the realms of fantasy and imagination. This sensational new colouring book is filled with countless new blooms and blossoms ready for you to discover and bring to life in colour. An abundance of fascinating florals awaits, including ... Dainty ballerina-esque Fuchsias, Bleeding Heart Orchids, Swirls of Osteospermums, Oriental Poppies, Fabulous Persian Poppies, Mexican Passion Fruit Flowers, Vibrant pinwheels of Phlox Peppermint Twist, Helleborus, Roses and Ranunculus, Bumblee-bee Primroses, Giant Pink Lotus Blossoms from the lily ponds of India, Curtains of exotic Jade Vine, Snowdonia Hawkweed, Rafflesia Arnoldii from the rainforests of Indonesia, Rothschild's Slipper Orchid from Northern Borneo, Mexican Chocolate Cosmos - which apparently smell as good as they look!, The spectacular nocturnal Kadupul flower which only blooms at night, and more! Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2017

Bring your own colour to the story From colouring book queen Johanna Basford, a lavishly illustrated fable about a girl named Ivy who stumbles upon a secret door leading to the magical world of Enchantia. A charming story that interacts playfully with beautiful, colourable artwork in Johanna's signature style, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is a one-of-a-kind adventure for the whole family and readers of all ages to customise, colour and cherish. Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Magical Jungle 36 Postcards to Colour and Send

Magical Jungle 36 Postcards to Colour and Send

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

This set of 36 postcards features beautiful artwork from Magical Jungle, illustrator and ink evangelist Johanna Basford's wondrous expedition through the leafy wilderness. Colour in the postcards to bring to life speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Share the magic with your friends - that is, if you can bear to post them! Each postcard is an invitation to an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. For explorers of all ages.

Lost Ocean Artist's Edition

Lost Ocean Artist's Edition

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

From the artist who launched a global phenomenon comes this special artist's edition of the bestselling colouring book Lost Ocean. This collection features 24 of the most popular illustrations from the book, presented singled-sided on extra thick card stock in a large-scale format, easy to remove and ideal for framing, display or art projects.

Johanna's Christmas A Festive Colouring Book

Johanna's Christmas A Festive Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2016

37 collectable, perforated pull-out art prints, ideal for framing or giving as festive greetings. The perfect Christmas present for colouring fans from Johanna Basford. Delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts are all waiting to be brought to life in this new collection of pull-out prints. From flurries of delicate snowflakes to deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and reindeer-led sleighs, Johanna's Christmas is a celebration of this wonderful holiday season that invites you to pick up your pens and pencils to colour, complete or embellish each of the festive artworks. Hidden in this book are a flock of elusive little robins - can you spot them all? For this fun and festive colouring book Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Johanna Basford's Enchanted Forest Journal

Johanna Basford's Enchanted Forest Journal

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

This premium quality, hardback journal is stunningly decorated and beautifully produced. It features gilt edging, a ribbon marker, and includes more than 70 small images from Enchanted Forest for you to colour in. Making notes and doodling will never be the same again.

Magical Jungle An Inky Expedition & Colouring Book

Magical Jungle An Inky Expedition & Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the international bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a wondrous expedition through the jungle. Follow ink evangelist and queen of colouring, Johanna Basford down an inky trail through Magical Jungle and discover a forgotten world of flora and fauna just waiting to be coloured in. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations, colour-inners of all ages are invited to explore an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. Encounter speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Let your imagination run wild in the leafy treetop canopy or find yourself drawn to the delicate world of sensational blossoms and tropical plants below. There are ancient relics to be found along the way, each one leading toward the mystical treasure hidden at the heart of the magical jungle. Only the bravest, most inquisitive colourers will discover what lies hidden at the end of this inky quest. For Magical Jungle Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Lost Ocean Postcard Edition 50 Postcards to Colour and Send

Lost Ocean Postcard Edition 50 Postcards to Colour and Send

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Featuring beautiful selections from Johanna Basford's Lost Ocean, this set of 50 loose postcards in a premium gift box with a ribbon invites you to colour in shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses, delicately penned seahorses and more - all while exploring the magical depths of the sea. Perfect to colour, keep and share.

Enchanted Forest Notecards

Enchanted Forest Notecards

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2016

Following on from the success of the bestselling colouring books Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford, this set of notecards enables you to share some inky magic and will suit a variety of occasions. There are 12 notecards with 12 different designs for you or the lucky recipient to colour in. Each card is left blank inside for your message, and comes with an illustrated envelope.

Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Journal

Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Journal

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

This premium quality, hardback journal is stunningly decorated and beautifully produced. It features gilt edging, a ribbon marker and includes more than 70 small images from Secret Garden for you to colour in. Making notes and doodling will never be the same again.

Lost Ocean An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

Lost Ocean An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

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. For Lost Ocean Johanna picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and complements your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Enchanted Forest 20 Postcards

Enchanted Forest 20 Postcards

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2015

20 detachable postcards to decorate, colour in and send to your friends. That's if you can bear to part with them! From the book Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford, Laurence King Publishing, 2015.

Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2015

This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle. Also hidden throughout the book are nine symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to unlock the castle door at the end of the quest and discover what lies within.

Secret Garden: 12 Notecards

Secret Garden: 12 Notecards

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Cards Release Date: 01/07/2014

Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. Following the success of the best-selling colouring book Secret Garden by Johanna Basford, this set of notecards is packaged in a gorgeous decorative box that you'll want to keep. There are 12 notecards with four different designs decorated with gold foil to suit a variety of occasions, left blank inside for your message, and 12 illustrated envelopes. Appealing to all ages, the intricately realized world of the secret garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

Secret Garden 20 Postcards

Secret Garden 20 Postcards

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 13/01/2014

Containing 20 detachable postcards of Johanna Basford's beautiful drawings from the inky world of her Secret Garden. Decorate the cards to bring the flowers and tiny creatures to life, then share the magic with all your friends. For artists and gardeners of all ages.

Secret Garden An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Secret Garden An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Author: Johanna Basford Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you. Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

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