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The meditative mandalas in this coloring book celebrate the amazing biodiversity in nature: the myriad shapes and colors found in plants and insects and the varied habitats and ecosystems in which they all live. Enter glorious gardens, sweeping grasslands, and lush tropical forests populated with unusual flora and flying creatures in this riff on the natural world. White spaces in each sketch allow artists to be creative, drawing in their own unique dots, dashes, doodles, stripes, and squiggles. Using a variety of markers, watercolors, or gel pens selectively or in any combination, armchair artists are invited to focus their thoughts and unleash their creativity.
Size: 9″ x 9″ | 25 b/w illustrations | 56 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352799 | Binding: soft cover
Tim Phelps loves all things “hot rod” and “natural science,” and finds ways to combine them in his mandala coloring books. A professor and medical illustrator, Tim has been teaching and illustrating for 30 years in the Graduate Program of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. He has received over 40 regional and national awards for his artwork published in textbooks, magazines, and professional journals. Projects have included multiple books on pathology dissection; head and neck, orthopedic, and cardiac surgery; and illustrations for Dog World and Cat Fancy magazines. He is the author of Up in Flames: The Art of Flame Painting and author and artist of the two-volume set of books Nature Mandalas: Wonders of the Garden and Nature Mandalas: Wonders of the Earth, Wind, and Sea. He received the Max Broedel Award for Excellence in Education from Association of Medical Illustrators in 2015.