Title: St. Louis Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book
Author: Jo Ann Kargus
Size: 8.5 x 11
Jo Ann Kargus’s drawings for St. Louis Splendor are all hand-drawn from her own reference. She features architectural details of each subject, but simplifies the overall drawing into a pleasant composition. She admits it was hard to choose only 50 landmarks for the book. “I love perspective and architecture, and I think of my coloring book drawings as ‘fun realism.’ These 50 drawings let people color and create art without the panic of looking at a blank sheet of paper and not knowing where to start. I hope people get enjoyment from coloring my illustrations—whether it just relaxes them or they really like how their end product turned out.”
Donna Bauman (Submitted on Oct 15th 2017)
I gave this book to a friend last year for Christmas and when another friend saw it, he was so jealous that I had not gotten him one as well. He is getting it for Christmas this year! The drawings are detailed but not too challenging and are a true representation of some of St. Louis' finest landarks. You do not need to be an artist to look like one with this book, it is just fun!