Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Coloring Book Review: Adult Coloring Book Treasury

I love coloring books.  It also shouldn't be a surprise that I have a lot of them.  Typically, I bounce back and forth between books based on what type of medium I plan to use, how detailed I want to be, and what style I feel like coloring.  When I buy a new book, I usually color a page or two before it winds up on my shelf to be grabbed when it suits my mood.  A rare exception to this pattern has been the Adult Coloring Book Treasury.

The Adult Coloring Book Treasury is a collection of 110 images from 55 different artists.  The pages are decent quality and should perform well with colored pencils, pens, markers, and possibly even light watercolor.  After getting my book, I promptly cut off the binding, stuffed the pages into sheet protectors, and put them into a nice binder.  This way, I can easily grab a page to color with whatever I want to use, and when I finish, they're all nicely kept in an easy to show off format.

The illustrations range from doodle-style drawings with quotes to highly detailed works of fantasy art.  I've never picked up a book with as much variety within its covers.  It also includes information about each artist to make it easier to find more from those whose style you enjoy.  The best thing about this book is the price; it's sold at cost on Amazon for only $6.14 normally, but it is currently on sale.

I realize that I probably sound like an advertisement up to this point, but it's because I genuinely love this coloring book.  After I got mine, I promptly ordered both my mom and mom-in-law each a copy, and they've both enjoyed it as well.  If you're looking for a cheap way to explore different artists and styles, you really should pick up this book.  There's something in it for everyone.

Chest colored with Copic Markers
Border colored with Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens
Colored with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Blended with odorless paint thinner and
Prismacolor Colorless Blender Marker

Colored with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Blended with Caran d'Ache Full Blender
Colored with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners

Colored with Sakura Gelly Rolls
"Stardust" pens for white background
"Moonlight" pens for black background

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