Starting a new series of book reviews with video flip throughs. I will be showing you everything I own, both older and new, some have colored pages, some don’t. All reviews will also be linked above in the reviews tab.
To kick this off, chosen at a complete random, lets start with Inklings 2 by Tanya Bond.
Inklings 2 is the second coloring book by Tanya Bond, I’ll also show you the first at a later date.
This book houses 24 illustrations, all on one side so no fear of ruining the back page. When using alcohol markers, do put a sheet of paper inbetween the pages just to be on the safe side though. It’s thick enough to take gentle use of water as well, don’t flood the page, it will warp, 150gsm is not heavy watercolor paper.
This paper is a pleasure to work with, I like it better then the paper used with the first Inklings book, it’s smoother and easier to lay pencil down nicely.
The illustrations are all of Inklings, Tanya Bonds beautiful female creatures. I love coloring people so this is right up my alley. If you’re scared of coloring skin, don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it looks at first, not really 🙂 There are tons of tutorials on Youtube about it as well. I’d definitely recommend giving this book a go if you like the images.
As you can see from the video, I have colored one from this book, sadly I didn’t take a before-photo so you can’t see how it looked blank. But this is it colored:
Overall: I really love this book, it’s boring really, I really don’t have anything constructive to say like… oh it needs more peaches. Oh well. Go get it, you won’t regret it. Tanya Bond also has a Mini Inklings book out now, I don’t own that one but check it out if you want a smaller sized book for traveling and such.
Disclaimer: all of the above opinions are mine, you might have a different experience and opinions