Current Price: £6.32 & £4.79
Number of Pages: 48 (22 designs)
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Queenie Law, an illustrator from Brooklyn New York, adores drawing cute & whimsical images- so what better way to share her art with everyone than a colouring book or two! Cute Sweets was her first and I Am Cute is the most recent. If you love the Japanese cartoon culture, Kawaii, Anime & Manga, you will love the adorable illustrations in these books.
Both books are Amazon Createspace published, so they are made from average weight paper which can take most media as long as it's not too wet. The books are one-sided, giving you more freedom in what you can use to colour, eg. alcohol pens & paints. The reverse og each page is black with a white pattern, so you can't see any bleed from the front at all. Don't forget to put some scrap paper behind before you colour!
The covers have a soft touch matte finish which perfectly matches the fluffy furry characters inside! At the back of the books Queenie has helpfully included a Practice Page, with areas to swatch colours and test different pens & pencils. The line work in these books is medium weight and there is a variation of complexities from simple to detailed- but nothing too intricate.
Here are my finished pages from the books, coloured with Faber Castell Connector Pens.
These books were given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here:
I Am Cute Coloring Book
Cute Sweets Coloring Book