The Green Lady's Colouring Book is a small book that packs a lot of punch. With 8 beautiful illustrations, you can really dedicate your time to this book without feeling overwhelmed. Each design is a homage to everything folk & celtic, so if you're a Festival-loving colourist this is definitely the book for you! You'll find goddesses, witches, even Stonehenge itself within the pages. There's exquisitely intricate Henna patterns for you to get your fineliners into. I only wish there were more pages as I absolutely love the ones that Gwen has included.
The book is spiral bound which I love, as it can get annoying having to hold a book open with one hand whilst you colour with the other. The paper used is the same or maybe slightly thicker than normal printer paper, so markers may bleed through- my fineliners did slightly. It doesn't matter though, as each design is one-sided so you can Sharpie away to your heart's content! You don't even need to put a sheet of paper under to protect the next page, just find something to lean on and spiral the rest of the pages out of the way. Take a look at this witch I finished this morning. I used Faber-Castell pencils first, then highlighted parts with fineliners to create depth.
Gwen Davies is an artist from Cardiff in Wales, specialising in Henna tattoo design & application, as well as art & jewellery. The Green Lady's Colouring Book can be purchased on her Etsy page here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/227946514/adult-colouring-book-eight-pages-for
29/4/2015 11:13:29 am
Spiral is great. Do you have any like that for left handers
29/4/2015 11:38:19 am
Not that I know of unfortunately, Janice. If I come across any I'll let you know. This one has a very small spiral though so it's not intrusive x
30/4/2015 07:27:46 am
This sounds lovely so I will check it out. I usually buy my colouring books from Amazon so it is nice to be introduced to other stockists! Thank you!
30/4/2015 08:50:58 am
Amazon is great for the range of products but it's nice to support individuals on etsy and other places :)
30/4/2015 07:50:58 am
Fantastic illustrations - and love that it's spiral-bound, so much easier to colour when pages lie flat x
30/4/2015 08:50:17 am
It is, this was my first spiral colouring book and I'd love them all to have the same binding x
30/4/2015 08:50:12 am
Thanks for this review, this book is gorgeous!
30/4/2015 08:51:48 am
You're welcome & it is!
1/5/2015 04:12:45 am
Thank you for the lovely review!
1/5/2015 05:45:38 am
Can't wait to see the new books when they're released! X
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