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Alice In Waterland Coloring Book Review

Alice in Waterland by Deborah Muller, Shawn Bobar
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on February 14th 2017
Style: single page illustrations
Pages: 50
Format: Soft cover
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Alice in Waterland Coloring Book. Alice as a mermaid and all her magical friends too! A coloring adventure under the sea with all the whimsical and fantasy characters you would expect to see. Instead of being in wonderland now they are in waterland! A

Alice In Waterland Coloring Book Review

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Alice In Waterland Coloring Book  Review

As everyone knows I love all the different interpretations of  Alice in Wonderland that artists provide us with.     This coloring book, merges Alice with a mermaid theme in a completely different take on Alice in Wonderland.   I’ve never seen my beloved Alice immersed in a water theme so I couldn’t wait to get this book.

Sadly,   the post had other ideas and this book was lost in the mail for months until a replacement was issued.    Finally,  I got it in my hot little hands and could enjoy a new book for my “Alice” collection.

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Cover & Layout

The matte cover features a gorgeous Alice  with mermaid tail and a lovely Cheshire cat!   All of the elements that make up Alice in Wonderland are on the page including the white rabbit, drink me, cards and clock are there but it’s different!  The mermaid tail the fish and coral all present the watery theme.  Even the white rabbit has a mermaid tail!

On the back cover the colored chubby mermaid logo features with information on where to find other coloring books by the artist.

Alice in Waterland measures 8.5 in x 11 in which is roughly A4 size.

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Ancillary Pages

At the start of the book there is a decorated name plate page.  At the end of the book there is a blank page.  Either of those pages would be a great place to test out your mediums and color palettes.

Layout

Illustrations have been printed on one side of the white, trade stock paper.     If you are using markers on the page I would put a blotter page between the pages to avoid ghosting or bleed through.   Usually,  I remove the image, even if using pencils to color on a clip board.

There are 24 illustrations to color in the book excluding the Ancillary Pages.  All of the illustrations are orientated portrait style and have some form of decorative border.     Each illustration has been well positioned and centered on the page avoiding the spine.     Art work is also well balanced on the page and makes use of the whole of the page for elements.

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Alice In Waterland Coloring Book Images and Illustrations

Fans of Deborah Muller will immediately recognise her distinctive drawing style.    She is an imaginative artist to think of merging one of my favorite fairy tales with a mermaid theme and the result is just gorgeous.

You will find your favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland in a mermaid look which is just adorable.    For colorists it means that there are even more things to color in like mermaid scales, hair, sea creatures, mushrooms and of course lovely metal effects for clock faces.

Line art in the book is black, crisp and easy to see.  Colorists that have a minor visual impairment will find that the medium weight lines used in the book will be easy to see th e details.   Although there are a lot of elements on the page, there are open spaces to color, making it easier for colorists with a motor impairment.    The great thing about mermaid scales for colorists that have challenges coloring detail is that you can color wash over the scales or just add a dab of glitter rather than coloring the small scales.

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Happy coloring x
Lea

 

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About Deborah Muller

Deborah Muller is a well known illustrator known for her doodle style of art. She has a number of coloring books under her own “Chubby Mermaid” brand as well as being a freelance illustrator.

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I’m Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I’m all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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