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NATURE Odyssey • A

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Nature Odyssey A wild C O L o R I N G J ourney Chris GarvER

WILD COLORING JOURNEY • G ar v E R

The journey continues... Celebrated illustrator and tattoo artist Chris Garver is back to take you on a tour of the wonders of the natural world. From intimate close-ups of flowers, to majestic portraits of animals,

drawings will inspire a new appreciation of magnificent creatures and their habitats and ignite your creativity.

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$14.95 US • $19.95 CANADA ISBN: 978-1-68462-003-6

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Nature Odyssey A w i l d C O Lo R I N G J o u rn e y Chris GarvER

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Travel the world through Chris Garver’s art.

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✒To my daughter, Nyarah

Introduction

Let the nature odyssey begin...

Like many artists, I’ve always loved drawing animals, flowers, trees, and landscapes. Many of my tattoo designs are inspired by plants and animals and their organic shapes and patterns. My first coloring book, Color Odyssey, included lots of images of nature, but not exclusively. My most recent one, Animal Odyssey, focused on animals. For this one, I decided to expand that to all aspects of nature. There is so much variety that the hard part was deciding what not to include. One of the cool things about drawing animals is that many of them have patterns: feathers, scales, spots, stripes. That makes them great subjects for complex coloring images. But I like to go beyond that, adding patterns to make them more interesting and intricate to color. Plants, flowers, and landscapes also have patterns that lend themselves to coloring, but I enjoyed amping them up as well. Just as I had fun playing with patterns, feel free to let your imagination run wild when you’re coloring these drawings. You don’t have to use realistic colors or even colors found in nature. Even though I drew the pictures, by coloring them you make them your own. The subjects in this book come from all over the world--from the African savanna to the Australian Outback and from the bottom of the ocean to snow-capped mountains. Doing the research for this book and drawing these familiar and exotic animals and landscapes made me feel like I was traveling the world from the comfort of my drawing table. When you color in these images, you can travel along with me. I hope you’ll share your work with the hashtag #natureodyssey. —Chris Garver

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Get Creative 6 An imprint of Mixed Media Resources 104 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 sixthandspringbooks.com Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/getcreative6

Copyright © 2020 by Chris Garver All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. The designs in this book are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy content for the personal use of the retail purchaser.

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A B OUT T H E A UT H OR

Well known and respected throughout the tattoo community, Chris Garver garnered mainstream attention after appearing as a regular on the realityTV show Miami Ink. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he attended the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts Butch Hogan Photography High School and, later, New York’s School of Visual Arts. An avid traveler and aficionado of all styles of tattoos, Chris has visited and worked in such locales as Japan, Singapore, England, and the Netherlands. He currently resides in New York City with his daughter, where he owns a tattoo shop called Five Points Tattoo.

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NATURE Odyssey • A

A R T • Te c h n i q u e s • C o l o r

Nature Odyssey A wild C O L o R I N G J ourney Chris GarvER

WILD COLORING JOURNEY • G ar v E R

The journey continues... Celebrated illustrator and tattoo artist Chris Garver is back to take you on a tour of the wonders of the natural world. From intimate close-ups of flowers, to majestic portraits of animals,

drawings will inspire a new appreciation of magnificent creatures and their habitats and ignite your creativity.

CVR_Nature_Odyssey_FinalPassCX.indd 1

$14.95 US • $19.95 CANADA ISBN: 978-1-68462-003-6

Get Creative 6

to stunning visions of bold landscapes, Chris’s distinctive

1/14/20 3:01 PM

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Nature Odyssey  

Nature Odyssey is the latest coloring book from best-selling author and star of TV’s Miami Ink, Chris Garver. A follow-up to Color Odyssey a...

Nature Odyssey  

Nature Odyssey is the latest coloring book from best-selling author and star of TV’s Miami Ink, Chris Garver. A follow-up to Color Odyssey a...

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