Size: 25 x 25cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: Yes (quotes on reverse)
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight shadowing
The book looks great on first glance with a wide square format, glossy accents to the cover and a partly coloured illustration of someone who I'm guessing is Cersei. As with the Tolkien book, this one features some characters but they are purely book-based renderings and don't resemble the actors we recognise them as. I know this won't matter to the book buffs but I would've liked to be able to recognise them immediately rather than have to read the facing quote to determine who it is. (I just wanted to colour Kit Harrington, is that so wrong?!) A good thing is the illustrations have quotes on the back so you can use any type of pens you like, though the spaces are so tiny on some pages I'm not sure markers would be ideal.
Unfortunately lots of the illustrations have a rough, sketchy quality that doesn't feel like they were designed to be coloured. For instance, this flower detail on Ser Loras' glove (right) is very scrappy with wobbly edges that don't match up and are incomplete. The illustrations are beautiful but I don't feel that they've been refined enough to be coloured.
Here's my work in progress, an image of the Stark family crest done with Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.