Colouring Book Reviews · Groovy 70s by Lightburst Media

Groovy 70s by Lightburst Media



  • Format: Paperback
  • No of Pages: 88
  • Publisher: LightBurst Media
  • Release Date: 18 Mar. 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692673201
  • Size: 21.6 x 0.5 x 27.9 cm


Groovy 70s is a fabulous 1970s focused fashion colouring book. The book is published by Lightburst Media.

This is a A4 sized paper-backed book which is glue-bound. It has a glossy cover and has a disco scene on the front and on the back are three thumbnails of coloured illustrations within the book. On opening the book you are met with a greyscale image of the front cover on the first page. All the pages are one-sided so you won’t have to worry about ruining the back if you use markers.The paper is that of Amazon Createspace, it is thin, about the thickness of decent copier paper with a bit of a tooth. Flip over the page and there is a title page followed by an introduction, then over the page are details of where you can share your coloured pictures. Flip the page again and there is a 70s music playlist of tunes you can listen to for free while you colour which is available on Spotify. If you don’t have a Spotify account you can sign up for free and listen to whatever music you wish to.


There are  35 colourable illustrations that feature on one side of the page only , so you could easily use alcohol or water-based markers in the book. I would however place a spare sheet of paper behind that which you are working on as I found that even with water-based felt tips there was shadowing and bleed-through. For those who prefer pencils it takes them well too, although a bit of blending may help as the grain shows a little due to the paper having some tooth, however you can layer as much as you like.The illustrations are fun and very 70s groovy fashion, the style of the clothes, hair, patterns and some furnishing perfectly give a feel of the 70s. It’s a very fun book and the brighter the colours you choose the better. This is one book that you can’t fail to have fun colouring and any colour goes!

I decided to colour this picture of two ladies in 70s coats using a combination of Prismacolour Premier Pencils which I used for the background, their sking and hair. the rest of the picture I used Luna Jayne Glitter gel pens and really like the shimmery effect that it gives the picture. One person in one of my facebook colouring groups said that the picture reminded her of Edina and Patsy – characters from the British TV Show ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and I can see exactly what she means. they really do look like the characters played by Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.


Groovy 70s is available to buy from Amazon UK, Amazon. com, Book Depository and The Wordery (Both with free worldwide shipping)

I was kindly sent a copy of Groovy 70s in exchange for a fair and honest review


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