The first book I coloured was all about fashionista and model Cara Delevingne, which was pretty challenging for me as I don't know much about her or her style- I guessed her hair and eye colour as I wanted to interpret it my way! I must admit I'm not great at colouring faces; I find the shading difficult to gauge and I don't have enough patience to around blending skin & hair tones.
A good thing about this book is that there's lots of fashion shots for all those who love adding colour and pattern to clothing, so if that's your bag then you'll love dressing Cara in whatever wacky colour combos you fancy!
The first thing I noticed about this book is that on the opposite page to the each illustration there is a lined page for you to write down your feelings/thoughts about the art you're colouring. Mel says in the forward of the book that she deliberately kept information to a minimum when creating it, so that we the colourists will explore each piece for ourselves and come to our own conclusions about them. It's a novel idea for a colouring book and one that I like very much. It spurred me on to find out about what I was colouring and I discovered many things I didn't know in the process.
I'd certainly recommend I Love Mel books to anyone who likes colouring and popular culture, there's so many to choose from!
I was given these books in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here: