Eric Dowdle Coloring Book: National Parks

Color famous scenes from the national parks in the whimsical style of folk artist Eric Dowdle

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Pub Date 28 May 2024 | Archive Date 19 Apr 2024

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Embark on a coloring journey through America's National Parks led by the enchanting folk art of Eric Dowdle.

Folk artist Eric Dowdle is well-known for his brightly colored paintings of famous cities and landmarks from around the world. These coloring pages created from his intricately detailed artwork lend themselves perfectly to armchair travelers, coloring enthusiasts, and fans of the artist (or all three!).

Original full-color illustrations alongside the coloring pages offer inspiration for color choices, and the abundance of detail filling every inch of the page provides hours of relaxing entertainment, with complex outlines to challenge and inspire.

From Yosemite and the Grand Canyon to the giant Sequoias and Yellowstone, National Parks allows you to explore these famous landmarks and natural wonders through the eyes of an artist.
  • Contains 40 coloring pages, with original full-color illustrations for guidance.
  • Includes detailed scenes of famous national parks and landmarks.
  • Features quality paper with one-sided artwork for easy display.
With more than 30 million puzzles showcasing his artwork sold worldwide, folk artist Eric Dowdle offers a new way to experience his art with this coloring book series from Walter Foster Publishing. Each coloring book features his most iconic and popular paintings of famous cities and international landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the National Parks.

Also available in the Dowdle Coloring Book series:America the Beautiful, Around the World, and Beautiful Beaches.
Embark on a coloring journey through America's National Parks led by the enchanting folk art of Eric Dowdle.

Folk artist Eric Dowdle is well-known for his brightly colored paintings of famous cities...

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Thank you Netgalley for the ARC!

This a beautifully drawn coloring book by Eric Dowdle. Each picture was like taking a walk through the history of each national park. I enjoyed seeing national parks I have been to featured in this book. It's a wonderful book for adults and young teens.

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This was incredibly detailed and beautiful. I can't wait to purchase a copy to actually use. I will be sure to look at the publisher's other coloring books for future purchases.

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This coloring book is very cute. The original paintings are gorgeous and very detailed. Next to them is the blank version to color. Because the designs are so intricate this is definitely a coloring book for an older audience. Accompaning each picture and chosen National Park are a few sentences of information about the location. This book will be a delight to anyone who likes to color, whether they are familiar with the artist or not.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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What a beautiful, yet really refreshing colouring book. The designs are original, detailed and truly charming. There are some lovely scenes, and a variety of interesting landscapes to colour. Would have preferred a hard copy to read and review properly, as the illustrations are stunning! I like that you can follow the guide, and copy their colouring suggestions, or completely do your own thing.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.

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This was so pretty to use on my phone and it would make an amazing physical gift. Lots of beautiful National parks and I was blown away by the details in this colouring in pages.

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This coloring book combines two things I love, Dowdle art and national parks! I have been putting together Dowdle puzzles for years, so when I saw he had coloring books coming out; I knew I needed to check them out. This book will take a long time to color. Each page has so much detail. You will definitely get your money’s worth with this coloring book.

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I love national parks and I love coloring books, and I really love this style. This amazing coloring books has detailed drawings of some of the beautiful national parks in the US, such as Grand Canyon , Sequoia and Grand Canyon. There is so much detail and you can see how people interact with the areas.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me preview this fantastic coloring book

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Perfect for those who love travel and coloring! Eric Dowdle is famous for his folk-art style and now, many of those beautiful pictures are available as a coloring page. These are ideal for those who appreciate a lot of detail. There are 40 pictures from various National Parks. Each picture includes people enjoying the moment, bringing the picture to life beyond the scenic view. The original picture is provided in color, for those who enjoy a reference. A few of the locations provide an extra page or two for coloring, but most are a singular picture.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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The Eric Dowdle Coloring Book: National Parks is such a wonderfully intricate coloring book--perfect for coloring enthusiasts!

Colorists aged 13 and up will be captivated by the full-page illustrations depicting the beautiful national parks featured in the collection. Each scene is full of natural wonder and is intricately detailed. The bold, moody colors of the featured artwork also serve as perfect inspiration for your own works of art. You'll want to keep a pencil sharpener handy as you color each page! It's all about the details in this natural wonders-inspired collection.

This collection also provides colorists with the opportunity to learn more about each of the locations the artist drew inspiration from. Each location's art is accompanied with a brief description that entices readers to want to travel to witness the beauty of the national parks in real life. With over 25 locations to explore, you'll travel the United States in this beautifully illustrated coloring book collection!

Thank you to NetGalley, Walter Foster Publishing, and Eric Dowdle for providing me with an advanced copy to review. I look forward to seeing this coloring book in its printed form.

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This is amazing! I love the Dowdle puzzles and it’s so cool to have them in coloring format. I love how they have the painting as well so you can reference it if you want to use similar colors or you can just fill it in how you please. I also loved the little snippets about each of the parks. You could also use it as a bucket list and color them in once you’ve visited the park.

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This is not a coloring book for little ones; the designs are way too tiny and intricate for that. However, this is a great book for older kids and adults who enjoy spending time with a coloring book.

In addition to the pictures to color, there is some information about each of the parks and one colored in picture. These pictures are quite appealing.

Recommended for those who enjoy this pastime. I think that I would like a hard copy.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.

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I really loved this coloring book and all its fun facts and details makes me want to visit some of the places. I am going to get this book and sink some coloring pencils in it.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book

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This is a magnificent coloring book for mature colorists. Many of the most famous national park are depicted. I love that there's a full color picture for many of the parks. These images with full color, and the associated image to be colored are more realistic, Although some of the images may be from an earlier time. And for some of the parks, on the next pages there are more fanciful images.

For example, for Yosemite National Park, there is a scenic image in full color, and the exact picture, outlined, and ready for coloring. The women in the picture have hats and parasols, cars are historic.

On the next page, there are even more fanciful images of bears, rocks, and scenery. and another of a couple in a row boat and scenery, but the images have non-natural patterns in them that are really fun to be creative with. Color any way your creativity takes you..

These images are too intricate for young children, but they present a lot of fun and relaxation because they will take time to complete.

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I am a big Eric Dowdle fan and have well over 100 of his jigsaw puzzles featuring his art. I gladly took advantage of seeing a digital copy of his coloring book. The original artwork is shown in color and then there is a line drawing of the art work to be colored. Dowdle’s style of folk art is very detailed. This is not a coloring book for children. It is more for adults probably using coloring pencils. An extra enjoyment for me is that I have been to all of the sites selected for this book. The title isn’t totally correct as a few locations are not National Parks. For example, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Lake Powell (Utah) are not NPs. I would not purchase this in a digital format. But for the person who enjoys relaxing by coloring or enjoys Dowdle art this is a fun book.

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This coloring book gives you not only the sketch of the location but shading guides as well. If you’re someone who does not feel comfortable adding your own shadows and shading, these guide lines will be very helpful. This book is such a fun idea if you’re traveling this summer to the National Park, bring this along!
Thank you for the eARC!

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This might be my favourite of all the colouring books I've seen by Eric Dowdle (and I've loved them all!) As ever I love the style of the illustrations and the inclusion of facts about each national park. The coloured inspiration for each location really evokes each parks unique atmosphere and it was so fun to learn new facts about each park from the little facts included. I can't wait to buy the physical copy of this.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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