I Always Forget About This 10 Minute Rule!
I have just tried to submit an article about my new hobby (colouring in adult colouring books) and I had forgotten about the 10 minute gap between articles. I saved it in a draft but that didn't register, so I shall have to try again.
Anyway, whilst in Blackpool I bought a new (much bigger) colouring book for £12.99 from a local art suppliers called Granthams. I also bought some Derwent Coloursoft Pencils as I can buy them individually in there at £1.55 each. Bargain if you compare the price with the Derwent website. Mum bought me some complimentary pencils in a tin for my birthday so I am building up my collection steadily.
The book itself is called The Big Beautiful Colouring Book and each page has perforations down the left side, enabling it to be taken out and framed, once a drawing has been completed. Or, the finished colouring in can be left in the book. I have taken one out already that I coloured in for Mum and she has framed it and it now hangs on the wall in the front room. I forgot to photograph it but I will next time I'm there.
The photographs I have submitted are from a review I typed on Amazon. I have the dubious honour of being the first to review this book so I hope someone else buys one on the basis of what I have written. The drawings in the book are basic compared to the other books I have but the paper is fantastic quality and each drawing is blank on the reverse, so no worries about 'bleeding' if I am using fibre tip pens.
The bird has been coloured in with Staedtler pens and the lady has been coloured in with the Derwent pencils. It is quite striking how the effects are different depending on the medium used. The pens are more vivid and the pencils more subtle. I do like using both, however.
I hope you like them too.
Image Credit » My photograph taken using a Sony Cybershot Digital Camera