Number of Pages: 72
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: Some
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight
Check out this delectably gothic book by Scottish artist Teri Sherman- it's full of possessed princesses, spooky scarecrows, haunted houses and phantom pirates. Each illustration is hand-drawn and unique, including a few mandala-type drawings and some repeating patterns. The majority of them are full page images; some with borders, others filling the entire page.
None of the illustrations are too intricate, so this book is great for those with poor eyesight as the drawings are big and bold with lots of space to add in your own webs and bats if you wish!
I love how this book captures the eerieness of Halloween but gives it a little glamour at the same time. The mysterious vixen witches, hypnotic vampire and web-tattooed spiderlady all exude a deliciously dark appeal that is great fun to colour in! A couple of pages do feel like filler, such as the page of plain spiderwebs and another full of eyes, but the quality of the rest of Teri's artwork, specifically the portraits, more than make up for it.
The paper isn't very thick but all illustrations are one sided, so you can use whatever you like to colour. Some images are shaded, others aren't, and there's a variation of line thicknesses and complexity for whatever you fancy colouring at the time.
Here's my finished picture, done with Spectrum Noir markers and Copics.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here: