Current Price: £4.90
Number of Pages: 60
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Allison Carpenter dreamed of becoming a comic book artist from a young age, and is now a professional designer and illustrator. Her talent is showcased to the colouring community in Down to Earth, her very first adult colouring book.
This book contains 26 whimsical illustrations, mainly fantasy themed with some animals thrown in too. There are lots of female profile drawings, so if you like colouring people then you'll love this book. I'd recommend it to fans of Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Tanya Bond, as it is character-centric above anything else. Saying this, it is still very immersed in nature and there are plenty of flowers, leaves and branches that frame the main picture. You'll also find moon phases carved into ancient stone, hypnotic owls, curious cats and brave wolves.
This CS published book has average quality paper but does not allow bleed through from water-based pens, unless you have a hard hand pressure. All the illustrations are contained within a border so nothing goes off the edge or into the spine, making them easy to cut for a frame or display. Each drawing is named in small print at the bottom right corner, and there's even a bonus page from Allison's next book included at the back.
Here is my finished picture, coloured with Spectrum Noir and Promarkers.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
Ms Moon Down to Earth by Allison Carpenter