Misfits by White Stag
Current Price: £7.68
Number of Pages: 60
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Terra Bidlespacher (White Stag Art) is an American artist with a love for all things weird and strange. Her art is classed as Lowbrow, which is a kind of pop culture style that isn't polished, classy or refined. Her work is all quite dark in tone which I love- this book marketed for 'adults and odd children'. Maybe I'm a bit of both!
The illustrations are mostly of sad, wide-eyed girls in nonsensical, sometimes creepy situations. There are princesses, unicorns, zombies, rag dolls and more included, all labelled at the bottom of the page. The art is pretty hard to describe in words so I'll let you have a look for yourself in the slideshow below.
The paper quality is just average, but each image is one sided so it really doesn't matter about bleed through- just stick a few sheets of paper behind and you're good to go. The reverse of each page is not blank as you'd expect, but has solid black stripes like a barcode that make your eyes go funny. I feel this adds to the slightly disturbing, peculiar feel of the oddball girls and the artwork in general- a creepy touch.
This type of art is ideal for alcohol marker or pencil blending; I've seen so many examples online where people have really brought these girls to life with 3D techniques. There are 25 different illustrations in this book for you to practice on.
Here's my finished picture of a girl being used as a Pinata (!), coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers and PanPastels.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
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