Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail, Colouring Book for Adults


  • Casebound colouring book with a special lay-flat binding and sturdy, flexible cover
  • 108 pages with 50 images to colour on high-quality paper
  • Size: 8½ x 11 in.
  • Colouring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed

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Intricate Ink Animals in Detail – Colouring Book for Adults

Intricate Ink Animals in Detail was created using black ink pens, American artist and illustrator Tim Jeffs is creating a veritable ink zoo of intricately drawn animals. Ever intrigued by their diversity and complexity, Jeffs strives to capture his subjects’ essence in his portraits. He begins each drawing with extensive research into a given animal’s conservation status, habitats, habits, and physical appearance. He then closely studies its skin or fur but lets artistic license dictate the patterns, textures, and colours he applies. He enjoys “having the control of making it my own creation, and not just another photograph.” Jeffs does, however, pay photorealistic attention to drawing each creature’s eyes, which “give it a personality, express emotion and let the animal tell its own story as it looks back at the viewer.”

About the Artist

The artist’s story began in Maryland in 1965. Born the seventh of eight children, and from a young age fascinated by drawing, Jeffs was a national award–winning artist while still in high school. A scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York set the stage for a twenty-five-year career designing books, logos, and websites for Scientific American, Sunset Publishing, Time Life Books and others. Jeffs began sketching animals for personal pleasure; his finely detailed drawings have gone on to garner worldwide attention.


  1. Alligator
  2. Bearded Dragon
  3. Black Bear
  4. Boa Constrictor
  5. Buffalo
  6. Chameleon 1
  7. Chameleon 2
  8. Chameleon 3
  9. Cheetah
  10. Crocodile
  11. Cuttlefish
  12. Elephant 1
  13. Elephant 3
  14. Giraffe
  15. Great Horned Owl 1
  16. Great Horned Owl 2
  17. Hippopotamus
  18. Humpback Whale
  19. Iguana 1
  20. Iguana 2
  21. Jaguar 1
  22. Jaguar 2
  23. Komodo Dragon
  24. Lemur
  25. Lion
  26. Lionfish
  27. Macaw 1
  28. Macaw 2
  29. Maine Lobster
  30. Moray Eel
  31. Musk Ox
  32. Nautilus
  33. Ocelot
  34. Octopus 1
  35. Octopus 2
  36. Polar Bear
  37. Ram
  38. Red-Tailed Hawk
  39. Rhinoceros
  40. Rock Lobster
  41. Sea Horse
  42. Sea Turtle 1
  43. Sloth
  44. Snow Leopard
  45. Spiny Lobster
  46. Squid
  47. Tapir
  48. Tiger
  49. Wolf
  50. Zebra

Colouring Pencils

The colouring pencils we stock are an ideal medium for this colouring book. Intensely coloured and soft, they’re great for blending and shading. And being a dry and relatively hard medium, won’t cockle the paper or smudge either. View our range of colouring pencils.

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