Candy Crush. You either love it, hate it, or love to hate it! Personally, I found the game so incredibly difficult when I got to level 58 (I know, that's nothing!) that I ended up deleting the app in a huff! The game was possibly the most popular game app on Facebook and phone in 2013- it was huge. People still play Candy Crush and the newer versions 'Soda Saga' & 'Jelly Saga', so it's still very much relevant. Nowadays, something in popular culture that includes lots of colourful things can only mean... colouring book!
This book features hundreds of those annoying little candies we all know and love in line form, ready to be pop with colour. You can keep them traditional colours like in the game or make your own Candy Crush colour scheme, it's up to you. There's even a few pages at the back of the book for you to DESIGN your own candies! Join Mr Toffee and Tiffi in the slideshow below...
This book is surprisingly large at 25 x 25cm, slightly smaller than Johanna Basford's books, and has a flexible card cover that is matte with glossy accents. The pages are all double-sided which is a shame, as alcohol pen blends would've looked amazing on some of the larger candy illustrations. You can still use these types of pens, but you will be sacrificing the picture behind. The paper is bright white and thicker than copy paper, but water-based pens do shadow through to the reverse so it's not the thickest stock I've seen. The surface has a lovely tooth for pencils though which responds well to blending and layering.
The linework is variable from fine and light to thick and bold. There are some really intricate and busy pages as well as larger scale illustrations with more white space and less detail, so a good mix for all colourists. There are double page spreads with scenes from Candy Kingdom alongside standalone, mandala-esque designs.
Here is my finished page coloured with Fibracolor Diversi pens.
You can find this book on Amazon here:
The Candy Crush Colouring Book