We at Laughing Elephant are always in favor of people being excited by art and creativity, so we viewed the current enthusiasm for coloring books as a welcome chance to offer images that were not only colorable but something a little different.
Inspirations from Nature
The anatomical illustrations of flora and sea fauna that the naturalist and artist Ernst Haeckel made in the 19th century are fascinating and very beautiful. We thought they would offer a rather different challenge for the colorist from anything we saw on the market. They were a challenge for us to render into a form that could be colored.
We chose from the black and white images that Don Blanding made for his very popular poetic musings a series of exotic ladies notable for their design and intricacy. Our art director had fun coloring one of them for the cover.
Share your masterpiece with a friend
We thought that coloring enthusiasts would like to be able to share their works of art, so we also offer both these series as Cards to Color, with envelopes to send them to friends and relatives.
View our Cards and Books to Color >