This is a fab book filled with 45 females for you to colour, all designed by award-winning artist Jacqueline Myers-Cho. Each illustration is so plainly drawn that it barely seems that any effort went into creating them, though I'm sure it did! It's just the way they are so sparsely sketched. The lines are not perfect, they're simple outlines without detail, but with a big impact on the page. It really reminded me of a book I can't recall the name of that I read at school, the drawings are so childlike and fun.
The drawings have an otherworldly quality to them that I can't quite put my finger on, although some of them are more surrealistic than others (one depicts a girl with an egg & bacon sandwich atop her head!). It's as if they're not human- there's something slightly alien about them. It's really interesting to colour; as you will see in the ones I've completed I decided to make them all 'off' somehow, whether they're gothy or have strange coloured skin. They sort of remind me of Monster High or Living Dead Dolls. I love how quirky & different this book is!
The paper is good quality- I tested a black Triplus on them and it didn't go through to the other side, but you could use Sharpies or anything really as each page is one-sided.
Here are my finished pictures, I hope you like them! I really want to frame these as it's exactly my type of thing- slightly strange and gothic. I used my Faber-Castell art pencils with a bit of Triplus on the details. Watch this space for a review of the sequel to this book: Monsters!
This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon, here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jacquelines-Coloring-Book-Jacqueline-Myers-Cho/dp/1482725843
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