I was bowled over by the quality both in the artwork and production of Jasmine's debut colouring book which I reviewed earlier this year. When I heard she had a Halloween themed follow up on the way that had the same publisher and would be equal quality to the first, I was stoked! Halloween is indeed exactly the same in format and materials, so if you have the first book you know exactly what to expect, and if you don't, check out my review of it here.
This new book features 55 of Jasmine's amazing portraits rendered as line drawings for you to colour, all of them centred in or around the spooky October holiday it's named after. You'll find voodoo dolls, a creepy seance, vampiric ladies in Baroque dress, steampunk pumpkins with clockwork innards, shallow graves filled with bones, and much more! Jasmine's wide-eyed girls are haunting, playful and sinister in equal measure, perfectly encapsulating the macabre season.
As I mentioned, the paper is identical to the first book and is very thick in an off-white, ivory colour. The only thing on the reverse of each illustration is a small description of the next, so you're free to use alcohol pens without sacrificing a colouring page- don't forget to put your scrap paper behind!. The cover is made of sturdy card with textured dust jacket, just like the previous book, so they sit well together on the shelf.
Halloween and fantasy fans will love this book! Here is my finished page, coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.
You can buy this book from Amazon here:
Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book