I’m taking a break from Johanna Basfords ‘Enchanted Forest’ to revisit some books that I have had almost from the start of my colouring jag. Kirby Rosane’s wonderfully wild and whimsical ‘Animorphia’ has been calling out to me from the book shelf and I have finally given in to the urge to colour in it again. Motivated by the need to do a video review… which you will see a link to in my next post, I picked a picture and set to work on it. And spured by my pleasure and success with colouring the elephant in Millie marotta’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ I decided to again colour this picture using some of my budget priced pencils. I chose my favourite Micador ColouRush ($12 for 36 colours) along with an old pack of 26 coloured pencils marketed under the name of ‘Fun Stuff’ which I purchased for $3 from K-Mart over ten years ago.
These two brands worked very well on the paper in this book. Although I couldn’t layer as much as I would have with Polychromos or Prismacolor I still found the experienced very relaxing and fun and I’m pleased with the results.
I also own a set of Faber Castell Classics, a set of Crayola pencils and also Marco Raffine pencils and I believe these would work equally as well in this book. Don’t discount using student quality pencils in favour of expensive artist stuff. If student brand is what you can afford you can have just as much fun and be just as creative. I’ve enjoyed myself so much with these I’ve jumped straight into another Kerby picture with my budget priced pencils.