Style: color inspiration images, double page printing
Format: Card cover with fold out
This lovely French coloring book is part of a series of coloring books under the same title. All feature the art work of Disney in easy to color, color by number format, making it suitable for colorists of all ages.
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Les ateliers Coloriages Mysteres Coloring Book Review
As most readers know I adore Disney and when a You Tube subscriber recommended this book to me I couldn’t pass it up. Not only is it Disney but it is also French so it means that I now have a French coloring book for my worldwide collection.
I am a huge fan of color by numbers coloring books because for colorists that are not confident with color palettes they relieve the stress of having to think about coloring combinations. When you are stress free, you can just color for the sake of it and learn about the different colors and how they work together from the project you are completing. This lovely Disney coloring book is color by numbers and unlike most color by numbers books the line art is very crisp and easy to see making it suitable for a wide range of colorists.
Cover & Layout
The front cover features partially colored images of Snow White, Bambi and Thumper. In the background you will see the line art and numbering that denotes this is a color by numbers book. On the back cover only the line art is showing with a color palette and publisher’s blurb.
The blue spine features white text for the short title of the coloring book and the publisher’s and Disney logo.
Les ateliers Coloriages Mysteres Coloring Book is A4 sized measuring approximately 28.5 cm x 22 cm (11.5 in x 8.7 in)
A plain text title page commences the book which is blank on reverse. This is the only place to test out your mediums to see how they react with the paper and your coloring style.
At the end of the book there are 7 pages of colored images from the book so you can see what the completed page looks like.
The line art is printed on both sides of the white, smooth, medium quality paper. Most coloring books tend to use a light grey for color by numbers books but in this one the line art is black and crisp for both the lines and the numbers. this means that these lines will show through usually when you complete a picture.
The pages are all numbered so you can cross reference the picture with the colored images at the back of the book.
At the foot of each page the color palette has been provided in a cute set of icons that resemble little apples (no doubt a reference to Snow White on the cover).
Most of the pages require at least 12 colors to complete the picture.
Each illustration also has some pre printing colors on the image Generally these details are quite small and often feature facial elements like eyes or claws. Normally, I am not a fan of pre color printing, but in this book it is quite minor and does not detract from how the overall piece would be colored.
All of the illustrations have a thick border around them to ensure that the illustration is nicely framed and avoids the spine of the book.
Les ateliers Coloriages Mysteres Coloring Book Images and Illustrations
The line art in the coloring book all reflect iconic imagery from well loved fairy tales. You can color Aladdin, The Jungle Boy, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo and Alice in Wonderland among others.
There are different levels of intricacy within the book with some images having a lot of smaller sized spaces than others.
Colorists that suffer a minor visual impairment will be pleased with the bold black lines but may find that some of the tightly packed lines may be overwhelming. One thing that I have noticed is that a lot of the spaces denote the same color although they have been broken up into smaller parts. This means that even if you are not totally accurate with coloring between the lines, chances are you are coloring the right color.
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