Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Rafael Araujo, a Venezuelan architect and illustrator, uses nothing other than pencils, rulers, a compass, as well as protractors to create his profoundly beautiful reflections of Nature’s brilliance. His illustrations highlight the recurrence throughout Nature of the “golden ratio”, represented by the Greek letter ϕ. Equal to about 1.618, the ϕ ratio lies at the heart of all organic spirals, sequences and proportions – from the hypnotic whorls of the chambered nautilus shell to the balanced proportions of a butterfly’s wings.


Rafael’s work is extraordinary as he leaves intact the construction lines which form the mathematical framework for his illustrations, each of which might take him as long as 100 hours to complete. Rafael has recently received requests for prints of his works to color in. From this came the idea to produce a beautiful coloring book with some of his best illustrations. To bring this project to life, Rafael and his team in Sydney created a Kickstarter campaign.


Fibonacci sequence shell

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Chambered nautilus shell

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Chambered nautilus shell

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

The Fibonacci Sequence

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Butterfly infinite sequence

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Diaethrea Sequence

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

DNA Butterflies Double Helix

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Blue Morpho, Sequence

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Butterfly infinite sequence

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Blue Morpho, Double Helix

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Danaus Plexippus, mirror

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Phoebis, Triple Helix

Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations
Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations Fantastic Coloring Book Celebrates The Mathematical Beauty of Nature’s Creations With Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations Reviewed by Κατερίνα Παπ on 12:14 PM Rating: 5

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