First of all, thank you all for your kind words in e-mail and Facebook and Instagram on the Inktense review and quite a few of you requested a video on how to use them. Your wish is my command and the next color with me project will be about Derwent Inktense so stay tuned for that 🙂
But today lets look at this fun little book, Flowers to Colour by Sue Meredith/Jenny Cooper. This is a bit confusing since it says the author is Sue Meredith but the illustrator is Jenny Cooper. So.. by both? Anyway this is part of a series published by Usborne Publishing, they have several of these books, I have two which I will be showing you.
This book is a bit different then your average coloring book. It has the image on two pages, one is already colored and also holds little facts about the flower, the other is for you to color, either by the given example or however you like. You shouldn’t be put off by this, the picture is not there to be a rule that this is how you have to do it. Think of it more as a reference as to how the flower really looks but references are lovely things, you can just not use them if you so choose.
The linework is not black, it’s more like green. It will blend in with your coloring a lot more then black would so it’d be great for creating some very interesting pieces.
The paper is nice, I’m sure it will hold up to some water if you’re careful not to flood the pages.
The entire series has different subjects, birds, butterflies, wildlife etc. I also have the other floral one, Wildflowers to Colour, I will show that to you soon as well.
Overall, an interesting book and definitely something to look into if you like realistic floral coloring books. The paper does not disappoint and neither do the illustrations.
Disclaimer: all of the above opinions are mine, you might have a different experience and opinions