Johanna Basford

About

I'm on a mission to inspire the world to be creative!

Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in my inky black and white Wonderland. . . . I'm an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. I create intricate, hand drawn illustrations that adorn colouring books, coffee cups, trainers, walls, beer bottles and even walls!

My creativity is cultivated by a curious imagination and a delight in the fantastic. Much of my work has roots in the flora and fauna that surrounded me growing up on my parent's fish farm in rural Scotland.

Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing usually spanning several sheets of paper. I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints. My delicate hand inked designs intend to charm and delight, inviting you to peer closer and discover the hidden intricacies.

For me, computer generated graphics can feel cold and soulless whereas hand drawing captures a sense of energy and character which no pixel can ever replicate. I'm on a mission to vanquish the vector and champion the (wobbly) hand drawn line.

Titles

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly: A Magical Tale to Color

Johanna Basford

$17.95
$16.51

Magical Jungle: 36 Postcards to Color and Send

Johanna Basford

$12.00
$11.04

Navidad de Johanna, La

Johanna Basford

$14.95

Ivy Y La Mariposa de Tinta

Johanna Basford

$16.95

Miniature Secret Garden

Johanna Basford

$9.99
$9.19

Miniature Enchanted Forest

Johanna Basford

$9.99
$9.19

Worlds of Wonder: A Coloring Book for the Curious

Johanna Basford

$17.95
$16.51