Thursday, January 18, 2018

Intricate Ink Animals In Detail Volume 3

Three's a Charm!

by Tim Jeffs

25 images to color in a casebound book on high-quality paper

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With the release of 25 all new animal drawing in my latest coloring book "Intricate Ink Animals in Detail Volume 3" colorist will now have a total of 100 of my drawings to color between my three books in any way they can dream up. I've been overwhelmed with excitement to be publishing my 3rd coloring book in this series. Published by Pomegranate Communications of Portland Oregon it is another beautifully printed casebound coloring book with a special lay-flat binding and sturdy flexible cover. It's the same size as my previous two coloring books 8 1/2" x 11" and each coloring page is blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed after coloring. It's been another ground breaking year of creativity for me and the support and inspiration I have received from my social media followers has been more than I could have ever imagined! The outpouring of joy from animal lovers and colorist from around the world to color in my books has driven me to draw more than I ever have in years past. 

Educating myself as well as others

I've included it this volume 25 new animals, many that are endangered or threatened. Like the Clouded Leopard which lives in the Himalayan foothills of Southeast Asia. Only 10,000 of them exist in the wild today. Also, the Resplendent Quetzal of Central America. An exquisitely beautiful bird that is also threatened. And the Pangolin of Africa and Asia. This incredibly interesting species has been put on the Red List of Threatened Species due to poaching and has now been properly listed as being threatened with extinction. As I decide which animals I want to draw and include in my books a big consideration is to pass on the fragile state that many of these animals are facing and hopefully educate others to the need for conservation efforts to save them.

Clouded Leopard, Resplendent Quetzal and Pangolin drawing from Volume 3 

A circle of creativity continues to grow

Many of the animals in Volume 3 were also suggestions from the users of Volume 1 and 2. This collaboration between me and the coloring artist has been so wonderful to experience. Having direct contact with the users of my book from all around the world, many that have become social media friends, is a truly incredible way of becoming inspired myself. This creative environment really motivates me like nothing I have ever encountered before. These coloring artists are incredibly talented thinkers and constantly amaze me with their work! Seeing the vast and imaginative ways they finish my drawings with color is extremely creative and motivates me to continue the collaborative circle by producing more drawings for them. I owe so much of my creative drive over the last few years directly to their support, and want to personally thank them for it. 

An animal lover's coloring community with over 8,000 members

Colored and uncolored page of the Pangolin from Volume 3
Creative coloring of the Pangolin by Jo Warren

Sharing my creative knowledge on YouTube

This year I'm very excited to announce that I am launching a YouTube Channel. It will become a place where I can give back creativity to the community of colorists that have made publishing my books possible. Going forward I will post videos talking about how I approach drawing and coloring. I'll share my drawing techniques and the tools I use to create my drawings and also take users of my books through step by step instructional videos of how fun my animal drawings can be to color. I'll also post videos as I create my animal drawings letting people experience my drawing process from the initial idea of a drawing to the published product. Please subscribe and join me in being more creative together!

Below are work in process pictures
of the drawings from Intricate ink Volume 3

The Color Proofs from the Printer

Thanks to all the colorists whose support made these books become a reality!

Animal Contents List for Intricate Ink Animals in Detail Volume 3

1. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
2. Armadillo
3. Ball Python
4. Bighorn Sheep
5. Blue Heron
6. Chinese Water Dragon
7. Clouded Leopard
8. Cougar
9. Echidna
10. Honey Bee
11. Indian Rhinoceros
12. Kangaroos
13. Lady Amherst Pheasant
14. Leopard Gecko
15. Lynx
16. Okapi
17. Pangolin
18. Panther Chameleon
19. Parrotfish
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. Platypus
22. Resplendent Quetzal
23. Slow Loris
24. Snowy Owl
25. Whale Shark


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Tim Jeffs is an American artist best known for his intricate and highly detailed drawings of animals. He has received global attention for his artwork, and his artwork has sold worldwide in more than 15 countries. Using only black ink pens and colored pencils he continues to bring animals to life through his ongoing series of portrait illustrations. His drawings capture even the smallest details of each animal’s fur, skin texture, and patterns. His artwork and his love of animal conservation has lead Tim to help raise animal awareness and research funding for well known organizations and conservation groups.

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  1. These are amazing pieces of art. The detail of each photo is spot on. Thanks for the share
    World of Animals

    1. World of Animals, thank you so much for your kind words about my art! I really appreciate it!

  2. Dear Mr. Jeffs,
    I bought your book entitled Animals in detail. Your drawings are very beautiful. However, I found that some of them are too dark grey on the inside. Even using Prismacolor coloured pencils, I was unable to obtain bright colours. Could you recommend a brand of coloured pencils that could work on the dark grey areas of the drawings? Or are there lighter grey editions of your book? Thank you for your kind attention and help. Best regards, Elisabeth.

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