I think you already know that I am a huge lover of mathematics in art, especially when the pieces of art present the mathematical connections found in nature. Thus, I got extremely excited when I heard about these coloring books. I was always a big fan of coloring books even before they became popular nowadays. The projects I want to talk about today are the Golden Ratio Coloring Books.
Golden Ratio Coloring Book by Rafael Araujo
Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator living in Caracas. For over 40 years he’s been drawing the most beautiful illustrations of nature, entirely by hand. At an old drafting table he adeptly renders the mathematical brilliance of nature with just a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. The artist applies the Golden Ratio to his drawings and leaves the construction lines in the final images, which gives an incredible beautiful effect to the drawings. Each composition is painstakingly detailed: it can take up to 100 hours for the artist to complete a single one. Read more about it: The Mathematical Beauty of Nature in a Coloring Book.
The Golden Ratio Colouring Book: And Other Mathematical Patterns Inspired by Nature by Steve Richards
Many of the intricate waves, loops and geometrics that can be found in nature and art have their basis in maths - but you need no prior knowledge to admire and colour them. From mandalas to fractals, sunflowers to tiling, there is much to enjoy here and throughout the book you will also find short descriptions of particularly important curves, structures or geometric patterns to further your knowledge.