Today we have a special treat! All the way from the Netherlands Colorist Karin Kamp!!
Heres is Karin’s review of Cindy Elsharouni of Selah Works’ newest coloring book
“The Amazing World Of Horses”
When I posted a colouring picture on an international Facebook group some time ago I received a message from Cindy. She asked me if I wanted to promote her colouring book. Naturally, I felt very honoured! After I took a look at her Facebook page, I whole-heartedly said yes, because I thought her colouring pictures were very beautiful!
Then Cindy sent me some colouring pages by mail and later we decided that she would send me the colouring book to make a real review of it, which I would do with collaboration of ‘Kleuren voor Volwassenen’ (a Dutch Facebook page for adult colourists)
I received the book within a week from Cindy, as she had ordered it for me on the German Amazon website, because it would have taken too long to send it from the United States.
It is a book on A4 paper format and the cover page appealed to me directly. If I would have seen this book in a shop, I would have at least been very interested in it. The colouring pictures are printed on one side only, which makes it appropriate for all materials. The paper is a bit thin though, so I was curious to know if it really could handle all different materials.
The book contains 42 colouring pictures and Cindy has made a video of her beautiful book.
I started the first colouring picture with a background of colouring pencils. For this, I used the Faber Castell Polychromos. For the pink and purple lines I used Stabilo 68, which are really pleasant to use on this paper as the result is very smooth. On the backside I saw that the Stabilo markers had blotted a bit, but because the colouring pictures are printed one-sided this causes no problem.
For the second colouring picture, I choose aquarelle pencils of the brand ‘Caran d’Ache’ and ‘Faber Castell’. This went really well either, but you should not use too much water and not use your paintbrush over the same section numerous times on this paper. It’s possible that the paper will show some blobs initially, but when it has all dried up this will not be visible anymore. For the clouds I used the Faber Castell’s softpastels.
For the third colouring picture I wanted to test if this paper could support blending with odourless white-spirit.
I used for this colouring page the Caran D’ache Pablo’s and one some places the odourless white-spirit.
Actually when I was writing this review, I decided to make another colouring picture, now using markers. I don’t own the Spectrum Noir markers for a long time and I’m still discovering them.
You can use the markers in this colouring book, but to make sure you should put a small pile of normal printing paper between the pages because they blot enormously. I am aware of the fact you can’t use alcohol markers in colouring books, but I just wanted to give it a try.
This shows how my impressions of the paper that is used were wrong. I thought that the thin paper wouldn’t allow all these different materials, but nothing could be further from the truth.
This book is suitable for everyone, for beginners or for more advanced colourists.
Below you’ll find two other colouring pictures that I had already coloured on my own printing paper.
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Buy The Amazing World Of Horses Adult coloring book, Paperback – January 20, 2016
by Cindy Elsharouni (Author)
A Coloring Book Treasure
An adult coloring book treasure for colorists who not only adore the equestrian world but appreciate gorgeous patterns that wrap around and add more accentuated beauty to these noble animals. Horses are amazing creatures and this book allows you to create beautiful works of art with unlimited imagination.
This book contains a collection of 42 professionally hand drawn pages that will not only take off stress from your daily life, but give you the ability to express your personal creativity. Each page in this book is a work of art that you can color and frame.
Buy Wild Creations: Inspired by Nature Paperback – November 16, 2015
by Cindy Elsharouni
The Most Intricately Drawn Animal Coloring.
This is an intricately hand drawn coloring book made for your enjoyment and relaxation. This book is designed with 44 pages of beautifully drawn animals that you love. The patterns and styles vary slightly so each page is unique. Some images are shaded and some are not so you can have a go at different styles of coloring. This unique coloring piece features works of art where you can co create. It will greatly reduce stress and anxiety. It will train your brain to focus It helps your fine motor skills and vision. It lets you be you as you find your unique style. It helps you lose sense of time. It rejuvenates your mind and revives you mentally. So what are you waiting for? Click the Add to Cart button above and get your favorite medium ready! Each page is waiting for you to get your favorite colors and express your inner creativity.
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Great review Karin, great colorings too!