Book review – Magisk Gryning by Hanna Karlzon

Yes, it’s here. I can’t believe it! I had the best mail day, got several books which you’ll get to see very soon but we have to start with this one, Magisk Gryning by Hanna Karlzon. Hanna rocks my world and everything she does is like rainbows and unicorns to me so beware, this will be a gushing review.

Details: Hardcover, Pagina Förlags, 2016
Pages: 255 x 215 x 15 mm, 96 pages, good smooth paper, double-sided
ISBN13: 9789163612688
Get it: Pen Store

Magisk Gryning is the newest book by Hanna Karlzon, just out last week. She has two full books already, Dagdrömmar and Sommarnatt (published in English as Daydreams and Summer Nights, respectively) plus postcard books and what-have-you. If you follow my blog, you know I love Sommarnatt and am trying to color my way through it. Well. Magisk Gryning gives Sommarnatt a run for its money for sure.
My most favorite part of the book is the ample selection of ladies. You know I love to color girls so this is right up my alley. But if you don’t, there’s plenty here for you as well. The imagery does continue the themes of Dagdrömmar and Sommarnatt, some images being relatively similar, not the same but a similar theme, such as the cat with houses on its back and so on.
The paper is brilliant as always, smooth and takes pencil beautifully. It can also take some water but don’t flood the page! Inktense would rock in this book. Try it, I dare you. And come show me.
There’s everything here, gems and sparkles, animals, girls, absolutely beautiful and breathtaking imagery. I do dare to say it’s Hanna’s best to date.

Example image:
Video color along series for this image:
Day one – skin
Day two – leaves, start of jewelry
Day three – jewelry, flowers
Day four – background, hair, eyes, lips, finishing touches

Anyway overall it is a beautiful book filled with magic and stars and gems and girls and… Everything that is gorgeous and magical in this world. If you can wait, it will be published in March 2017 in English. If not, get the Swedish version, you won’t regret it. Even with hefty shipping. But trust me, there’s more in the Pen Store you’ll want to buy, stay tuned to see what else I got.

So tomorrow, come back and lets start coloring! And psst, there will also be a little surprise for Hanna Karlzon fans coming very soon 🙂

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