Welcome to ekvaartis
My name is Anna and I am the illustrator and bookbinder behind ekvaartis. I live in Essex where I gain much of my inspiration from the rural settings and the beautiful landscape. I enjoy finding new ways of interpreting the beauty of flowers and the botanical world.
Every ekvaartis book has been handmade by myself for you to treasure and share with loved ones.
After looking at the options to have the colouring books printed and bound for me, I decided to make them myself. This way I can design the books exactly how I want them, beautiful but with every aspect focused on the functionality of the book and you, the colourist.
My colouring books are hardbound and covered in bookcloth. The wrap-around wire binding allows you to leave any page you are colouring on top. No more looking through a book to find the page you were colouring last!
The paper used in all my colouring books is UK made from cellulose. At 270gsm, it is much heavier than the paper usually used in commercially available colouring books. The paper has a slightly textured surface that is perfect for layering dry media and light washes as well.
Some of my colouring books are available on Etsy and more will be added soon. You can share work both work in progress and completed creations of any colouring pages available on Etsy on your social media as long as it is for private, non-commercial use. Don’t forget to mention where you got the colouring page from and what pens and pencils you used to colour them!
I retain copyrights to all my artwork, please be nice and don’t steal.