Current Price: $11.40
Number of Pages: 48
Size: 27 x 23cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Very Good
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
As soon as the book is on sale over here, I will announce it on my Facebook page and update this review.
Greyscale colouring is something that has begun to trickle into the adult colouring groups recently, and I was compelled to find out more. The coloured images look so realistic, often seeming like highly skilled coloured pencil drawings or even photographs. So how does it work? Well, I'll start with the creator of Beautiful Creatures, Nicole Stocker.
Nicole was enchanted by a greyscale photo of an apple tree in her parent's cabin when she was a child, and dreamed of it coming to life with colour. More recently, Nicole decided to give greyscale colouring a go, finding a picture of a Dahlia and converting it to greyscale. This was the result.
The pages are all perforated, and you definitely will want to remove them- these are display worthy pieces right here! What I love about the idea is how easy it can be for someone with little-to-no talent for art (aka: me) to create a stunning 3D piece of art, just by colouring.
Don't get me wrong, I've got a long way to go before my results match those of the talents above, but I don't think I've done too bad for a first go. Here's my finished page, completed with Prismacolors, Polychromos and a white Uni Posca pen on the eyes. I've included the pic with and without flash, as I can't decide which I like best. Both have different details and reasons why they look good.
Let me know what you think about greyscale colouring, I'd love to hear your opinions!