Number of Pages: 25
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Here is the much anticipated sequel to the first book in the Colour It series, and it is in an almost identical format to the first, which is fantastic as I am a big fan of Ondine's style- in fact I'd go as far as to say that her books are in my absolute favourites! Tattoo art is prevelant; an abundance of roses, skulls and entwining vines making up the bulk of the book, but it's also peppered with fun illustrations of antique mirrors, a hot air balloon and even a wicked witch Russian doll. Each page has one large illlustration that takes centre stage, every single one worthy of removing and displaying.
One change to the first book is the paper, which I'm so glad about. Where before it was glossy and difficult to laydown pencils, it's now smooth and full of tooth for you to get those sharp points into. It's also much thicker and feels better quality generally. There are a little too many flowers in this one for me, but that's personal preference and it's only because I love Ondine's unique imagery so much that I want more of that!
The book has a thick card cover and spiral binding, so you can flip to the page you want and have a hard surface to lean on if you're out and about. It does feel like flicking through a portfolio of tattoos at the parlour, each image bold and striking in its own right without any fancy borders or anything to detract from the clean lines.
Here is my finished picture, which I completed with Triplus pens and PanPastels.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find a copy on Ondine's Etsy page or on eBay.