Number of Pages: 96
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
Here's another one I've been really excited about for months, a colouring book based on the epic series of novels and TV series Game of Thrones. I'm an avid viewer of the programme and, as with Tolkien's World, I thought this would be a match made in heaven. After having a good look through it I have to say I'm not as thrilled as I expected to be, which is a shame.
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.
The paper is okay with very minimal shadowing when using waterbased pens, but as I say it doesn't matter as the reverse side of each image is a quote from one of the books. I think if you're a big fan of the GoT books you'll get this, but I'd advise flipping through it at the bookstore to make sure it's what you want before you buy.
Here's my work in progress, an image of the Stark family crest done with Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here: