As can be seen with his publications of “Wild Mammals” and “Wild Birds”, artist Lance
Heddan has produced two beautifully designed, thoughtfully rendered adult coloring books that reflect a loving kindred connection with the creatures portrayed.
In his introductory statement Lance aptly describes his intuitive drawing style, developed through a lifetime, as “rhythmic patterns”. The flowing designs (36 in each book) read like subliminal blueprints of the beings being depicted.
On the reverse side of each image’s page is a short essay of the creature’s nature - physical attributes, location, population count, and conservation status, as well as the animal’s totemic/spiritual aspects.
Each book contains its own detachable clear backer that can be used to prevent any color bleed-through while working on a drawing. Framing instructions are also suggested, a desirable option because of the durability and quality of the paper being used. Hours of pleasure, creative connection, and calming mindfulness are to be had with “Wild Mammals” and “Wild Birds”. Great exercise for the imagination and spirit.
Reviewed by: Mbralds from New Mexico.