Doodlebug is the nickname Katie's Grandmother gave to her as she was always scribbling and doodling as a child! She continued into adulthood and became a successful illustrator and graphic designer in her home state of Texas. This is her debut colouring book, crowdfunded into fruition this Spring and released in June. Her next book, the Texas edition, is currently on preorder for publication at the end of August. Alongside the books, Katie also sells postcards and digital doodles for all your colouring needs!
There are 18 different doodles for you to colour in this book, ranging from spiraling paisley and random zentangles to ornamental owls and skulls.
Each drawing is printed on one side, so no worries there. I'm not a big fan of thick outlines, which is what these illustrations are mainly made up of, but it's personal preference. There's no denying the images are beautiful though, and will look striking when coloured.
Katie's aim is childlike expression rather than perfection, which I love. Colouring should be fun and carefree, somewhere you don't have to worry about being flawless.
The paper is standard A4 printer paper thickness, and is smooth and white. The pictures are all centred to the page, so you're not losing anything in the spine or edge, and it is bound in a glossy monochrome cover with a slightly embossed texture.
Here's my lovely dreamcatcher!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase your copy directly from Katie, here.
Nicholas from Texas
20/7/2015 06:01:32 pm
Simply loved this coloring book. I just had to buy 2. One I used as a gift. They loved it! Waiting for the next one to come out. And the next one....
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