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Classic Coloring – Jane Austen – Coloring Plates

JaneAusten - Classic Coloring - Jane Austen - Coloring Plates
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Classic Colouring: Jane Austen (Adult Colouring Book) [UK EDITION]: 55 Removable Colouring Plates by Abrams Noterie, Anita Rundles
Published by Harry N. Abrams on June 14th 2016
Style: cardstock, single page illustrations
Pages: 112
Format: Card cover, Glue Binding, Pad, Postcards
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Iconic scenes and witticisms from "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma," "Sense and Sensibility," and Jane Austen s other writings come to life in this intricately illustrated coloring book. Teacups, lace, ball gowns, and fans mingle with hand-lettered renderings of Austen's wise and often deliciously sarcastic quotes.

Classic Coloring – Jane Austen – Coloring Plates

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Jane Austen Coloring Book Cards

Literature lovers who are looking for a Jane Austen Coloring book are in for a treat with this gorgeous collection.   You will find 55 Jane Austen inspired coloring plates in this book pad.  I am a fan of Jane Austen so I was really looking forward to all the lovely Jane Austen coloring swag being produced this year.

Cover & Layout

This gorgeous set of 55 postcards to color measures approximately 20cm x 15 cm (approximately 8in x 6in)    The cover is thin cream card with pre printing in purple and gold foil highlights.   The purple wraps around the spine, framing it beautifully.   On the whole, the cover is very delicate and pretty.  On the back of the cover there are 4 colored plates from the book to use as an inspiration.     The thin cover is slightly disappointing as it is already showing knocks and dents just from the postage process. The back cover is thick card and makes an excellent support for the pad.

A simple title page introduces us to the set of removable coloring plates.   The plates are glue bound for easy removal.

Quotes tend to reproduce the elements

Quotes tend to reproduce the elements

The paper is described as “heavy weight”.  I would described it as thin card stock.   Most of my postcard coloring books have thicker card paper than this one.

Illustrations

The illustrations are printed on white card on one side of the page.  On some of the reverse pages you may find quotes from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Northanger Abby.

The line work is fine and delicate

The line work is fine and delicate

Overall, the artist has used black line work which on the whole is of a fine weight.  The fine line weight does give a sense of delicacy to the images but also does make it difficult for those that have visual impairments to see.

The coloring plates have been designed to color, remove and frame.    The publishers state that they should  fit in a 6in x 8in frame for display.

Different scenes from the books are represented

Different scenes from the books are represented

There is a lovely range of  simple quotes, characters from the books, interior and exterior shots. My only niggle is that some of the quotes have used the same elements in the background.  It would have been nicer, in my opinion, if these simple quotes had been more fully framed in unique line art on each use.   There are some cute pattern pages being shoes, watches, chairs, gift boxes and fans.  Whilst they add variety to the imagery, I struggle to see the relevance of the chairs.

There are several pattern type pages throughout

There are several pattern type pages throughout

I dislike art work where elements have been cut off from the page.  I always feel that a change in layout and positioning on the page would ensure all elements stay within the page.   There are some pages where the elements are not contained within the page, the chairs for one and the patterns of watches.     However, these are only small niggles as the majority of the illustrations are well centered on the page and well laid out.

Jane Austen - Scene

As the designs are printed on a smaller book than some colorists may be used to, some may have difficulty coloring in the smaller spaces.

The Pemberley Estate

The Pemberley Estate

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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.

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