I’ve shown you the first book by Millie Marotta, Animal Kingdom. Now lets look at the second, Tropical Wonderland. Millie Marotta will also be releasing a new book very soon, Curious Creatures, the release date is September 8 on Bookdepository, they usually get books a few days earlier so if you preorder now, you’ll get it pretty soon!
Tropical Wonderland was, as mentioned, the second book from Millie Marotta. She now also has Curious Creatures coming up very soon.
The paper of this book is very nice, it’s smooth and quite thick, can take a little water but not too much. The images are double-sided so careful with markers. Pencils love this paper.
The images are, as the title suggests, tropical. The pictures have a very recongizable style, geometrical and calm, with single-width linework. I love that her books have an introduction, that feels like you’re getting to know the artist a little bit.
The book also has blank pages in the end to create your own tropical paradise or test out supplies you intend to use, good for marker tests and so on.
I don’t have an example piece for you yet, I’m eyeing the peacock double spread page for quite a while now but it scares the living daylights out of me 😀
Overall, thumbs up! Good paper, beautiful imagery, if you like her other books, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
In other news, skipping today in the color along project since the light is too bad today to film. I’m working on solving that issue and generating better video in general, we’ll see how that goes!
Disclaimer: all of the above opinions are mine, you might have a different experience and opinions