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Querkles

A Puzzling Colour-By-Numbers Book

By Thomas Pavitte

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

Colour in the number keys of these puzzling images to reveal 20 astounding portraits of some of the world's most adored icons.

Colour in the number keys of these puzzling images to reveal 20 astounding portraits of some of the world's most adored icons.

From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Querkles: Icons, putting an exciting twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a famous face waiting to be revealed!

Featuring 20 portraits of icons as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Winston Churchill and Elvis, Querkles: Icons provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover who's hidden within, and create a striking portrait that you can easily remove and display.

Biographical Notes

Thomas Pavitte is a graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand, whose 1000 Dot-to-Dot books have sold around half a million copies worldwide. Always keen to explore new ideas in art and design, Thomas has turned his attention to experiments in tone and colour, and Querkles is a new series showcasing his amazing visual inventiveness to even greater effect.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781572405
  • Publication date: 05 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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