Adult Coloring Book Reviews Fairies - Mermaids - Fantasy

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

Fairies in Wonderland: An Interactive Coloring Adventure for All Ages by Marcos Chin
Published by Harper Design on March 8th 2016
Style: Contains Extras, double page printing
Pages: 96
Format: Card cover with fold out, Glue & Stitched
Buy on Amazon US| Buy on Book Depository|Buy on Amazon UK|Buy on Amazon Ca
four-stars
Goodreads

"Take an enchanting trip through a magical fairy world in this interactive coloring and activity book for all ages

Marcos Chin presents fairies in various, intricately illustrated scenarios to explore and animate with color, from early morning flights among dew-kissed flowers to lounging on leaves floating gently in a stream to a charming game of tag among fireflies in a dark forest.

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the product. If you buy a book for example, using that link, I will receive a commission of about 25 c from the sale which I can use to offset the expense of running this site, purchasing books and providing giveaways. Your support is very much appreciated x

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Video Review

I hope you enjoyed the video review of Fairies in Wonderland  Coloring Book illustrated by Marcos Chin.

Subscribe to my You Tube channel and never miss a coloring book review.

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book  Review

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book showcases fairies like you have probably never imagined before.   Their appearance and costumes differs from what I conjure up in my mind when I’m looking for fairies in my garden.  They also behave differently.  Usually you imagine a fairy basking in a pretty flower or perhaps sitting by a mushroom.      Although there are some fairies and flowers in this coloring book, these fairies have an active lifestyle and even go swimming!

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review  8 - Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

Cover & Layout

The cover of Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book has a white matte background with some lovely pre printing colors in teal, green and plum.   Some gold embellishments on flowers and wings gives the book a luxury feel.    The plum colored title  has been used for the spine of the book which nicely complements the colored imagery on the cover.

If you are keen to learn more about coloring this book, Marcos Chin has some free tutorials on his site that he is currently creating

The back cover features an amazingly detailed and intricate line art image featuring a number of fairies hiding among the flowers and leaves.   You may need to put your glasses on to find them all but the image is quite detailed.     There is a nice selection of gold foiling on this image as well.    The cover can be colored if you are keen to do so.

The fold out flap features publisher’s blurb at the front and information about the artist at the back.       The inner cover sports a day and night look with line art to color at the front set against a white background and at the back on a black background.

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book measures approximately 25.5 cm x 25.5cm (10.2 in x 10.2in roughly)

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review  9 - Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

6 pull out postcards – 4 designs

Ancillary Pages

The front title page features a lovely fairy and butterfly on it to color.

At the rear of the book you will find a page with copyright detail and information about the artist on the reverse.    This would be the better place to test out your mediums and see  how they react with the paper and your coloring style.

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book 22 - Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

Layout

Illustrations have been printed on both sides of the white, medium quality paper.   Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book has a day and night theme with illustrations against a white background and a black background.

There are 64 double page scenes within the book where the line art does run to the center.  In addition, there are a number of single page scenes where the line art runs to the spine of the book.    At the moment, the binding on the book is quite stiff and it will be a little tricky to color in these areas.   If I am unable to push it flat and Mr Muscles fails as well,  I will carefully snip a few of the stitches in the binding, in order to loosen the book up for coloring.

There are 36 pages that have a black background.  Many of these pages are also double page scenes.

The book is interactive as well as a coloring book so there are things to engage your mind,  like riddles and mazes along the way.

FullSizeRender 23 1024x1005 - Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

The cute final page in the coloring book

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Images and Illustrations

The line art in Fairies in Wonderland is a dull black but very easy to see.     It has the appearance of hand drawn about it,  although I cannot confirm that.

Inside you will find very dainty and intricately drawn illustrations of fairies and the Wonderland that they inhabit.    The fairies are decorated with different hairstyles and often elaborate costumes.     Although, often the fairies are intricate, the surrounding elements  have larger, more open spaces.

In addition to the fairies you will also find a number of other coloring pages featuring elements of  Wonderland.    There are bees, butterflies, frogs, owls and even bats.    Initially,  I was not keen on these other creatures and really wanted more pages with fairies.   However, as I have had the book for some time now,  I’ve grown used to the creatures of  Wonderland and appreciate the variety within the coloring book.

Colorists that have a minor visual impairment may need to consider using a magnifying lamp to color some of the fairies in the book.     Personally,  if I find that the fairies are too small and challenging, I would leave them as line art and just color the surrounding, generally larger elements.   This tends to create a lovely effect on the finished page as well with the line art contrasting with the colors.

Please click on an image to view more detail

Bonus

There are 6 postcards to color in the coloring book but only 4 different designs.   Two of the designs have been duplicated.      These designs are also in the set of  20 postcards that you can purchase as well.

Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book 17 - Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book Review

Detail Level

LowHigh

Where to buy Fairies in Wonderland Coloring Book

AmazonBook Depository

Happy coloring x
Lea

 

four-stars

About Marcos Chin

Marcos Chin has worked designing and illustrating surface and wall designs, book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and magazines.He has an impressive list of clients including Google, MTA Arts for Transit, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, Budweiser, Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times. He has created illustrations for the children’s book, Ella. In addition to his illustrations, Marcos has a custom design T shirt label called YEE YEE. He currently lives in New York where he teaches Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. His first coloring book for adults was Fairies in Wonderland.

Facebook Comments

About the author

coloringqueen

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.

Leave a Reply

error: Content is protected - do not copy !!