- Type: Paperback
- No of Pages: 84
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Published Date: 20 October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781539470090
- Size: 21.6 x 0.5 x 27.9 cm
This is a A4 sized paper-backed book which is glue-bound. The paper is that of Amazon Createspace, it is thin and about the thickness of decent copier paper with a bit of a tooth to it. There is a glossy cover and it has a montage of various coloured versions of some of the designs which you will find inside, on the front, and uncoloured versions on the back. On opening the book you are met with a title page with another colourable montage of images, then there are 30 illustrations .
There are 30 colourable illustrations of the “same” girl wearing a variety of Lolita Fashions 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 quirky Lolita-style fashion (Japanese street fashion). All the designs are named on the back. Some a frilly and ‘little girl’ style, others are influenced by pop culture like Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, there are uniform inspired ones and even a dress decorated with doughnuts and cupcakes. Some of the designs also have an additional “close-up” page. There is even the additional fun element that if you flip through the book quickly the girl turns all the way around. 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 if you love fashion and colouring!
I chose to colour design 3 “The Ferrygirl”. She reminded me of a modern day Red Riding Hood with her cloak. I’m not sure what the huge piece of paper is – maybe a map of some sort. I love her shoes with the bows – I used to wear ones very like these at one time. I used Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
I was kindly sent a copy from the artist, however all thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion.