I have several colouring books online waiting to be reviewed. Today I’m going to look at this one created by Sherise Seven, a Los Angeles based artist who has privately published her own work in colouring book form. She has done a clever job of it: This book combines colouring with several pages dedicated to doodling prompts to help you de-stress and warm up your colouring hand. She has also included several sort after features often asked for in adult colouring books. For instance, the pages are single sided prints… no loosing the picture on the other side to bleed through. Also each page is perforated at the spine to allow easy removal. And, best of all, she has cleverly incorporated a removable protection page at the back that you can place between the pages you are currently working on to protect the page underneath
The paper is quite thin, about photocopy paper thickness and doesn’t take water media well as I found out when I used my Derwent Inktense pencils on this mermaid drawing.
The paper buckled and was left permanently wrinkled. but that doesn’t bother me and I had no problem colouring with pencils once the paper had dried. I completed this picture with coloured pencils from my budget sets and they worked fine.
Next I tried gel pens on this doodled kitty. No issues here although there was some bleed through to the back of the page.
I couldn’t resist colouring in this cute patchwork page. This one was mostly completed with my beloved Micador ColouRush pencils, some old Fun Stuff pencils along with a few artist quality pencils just to see how well they behaved. The paper takes the pencils as well as any nice photocopy paper would and i had no issues with simple layering.
If this book interests you further then check out my YouTube video which will give you a more in depth look at it. (See below.)
This book was given to me for the purpose of reviewing it.