Some city-building fans have an artistic side, too. And when you need to take a break from playing Cities Skylines and building a complex tabletop metropolis, you can feed that creative hunger with Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined.
Created by artist Steve McDonald, it’s a collection of beautiful illustrations of bustling cityscapes and the architectural wonders only such cities could spawn. Pick up a box of crayons (or colored pencils) and use them to bring each of these illustrations to life.
Fantastic Cities includes highly-detailed, aerial-view line drawings of some of the most visually-captivating urban centers of the world, including New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Guadalajara, Amsterdam, Rio, and more, along with cities and architectural structures fashioned by the artist’s imagination. There’s a total of 60 individual images to color, spread along 48 pages, so you’re not likely to finish this in one sitting. Heck, the ridiculous detail on some of the drawings guarantee you might not even finish a single illustration in one sitting, so expect to sink quite a bit of time filling in all those blank spaces.
By the way, the illustrations include some overhead views of entire cities, which city-building fans can definitely geek out on trying to recreate in their favorite city sims. It comes in a squarish 11.8 x 11.5-inch profile, too, giving plenty of room to showcase each of the represented locales.
Slated for availability in July, Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined is priced at $13.46.