by Glenn Song
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on October 20th 2016
Style: single page illustrations
Format: Glue Binding, Soft cover
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Fans of fashion and Lolita fashion will love these themed Lolita girls to color
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Lolita Fashion – Coloring Book for Adults Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the video review of Lolita Fashion by Glenn Song.
Lolita Fashion – Coloring Book for Adults Review
Lolita fashion is the term used to describe a particular fashion sub culture that originated in Japan. The fashion consists of wearing Victorian and Edwardian inspired clothing. Within this sub culture are many forms of Lolita fashion. You will find sweet Lolita that is characterized by whimsical imagery, pastels and a girly appearance. There is the gothic Lolita, as you can imagine that is characterized by a more darker tone in both clothing and make up. There is also the classic Lolita characterized by bows, ruffles and pattern. You can read more about Lolita fashion here.
I was fortunate enough to interview the Illustrator of Lolita Fashion, Glenn Song a few weeks ago and found his Lolita Fashion imagery very appealing. One of the things that drew me to images was that it was different from other coloring books. The imagery is very focused on the fashion, and the models are very doll like. Having the model with a doll like feel to it, and understanding the Lolita culture, I think gives colorists more opportunity to have fun coloring the images. The skin tones do not need have to have the natural appearance of a real to life pin up, but can reflect the Sweet Lolita look or Gothic Lolita looks or whatever you fancy.
Cover & Layout
Lolita Fashion Coloring Book has a soft, glossy cover. The front image shows a mix of Lolita girls colored in which have a mannequin /doll type appearance. Individual illustrations of these girls can be found within the book. The back cover features line art work for the procession of Lolita girls, with some partially colored art wrapping around the spine.
There are 39 illustrations in the book which feature 30 different Lolita fashion girls.
Illustrations have been printed on single sided, white, trade stock paper. All of the images have been orientated portrait style within the book. The images have been well centered within the book and no line art abuts the spine of the book.
Some of the illustrations are very close to the top margin of the paper and hopefully, when Glenn produces his next coloring book they will be positioned a little lower to avoid elements being omitted.
As the illustrations are on single pages you are free to use whatever mediums you wish on the paper. You will also find two blank pages at the end of the book which would be great to use between the pages as a blotter to avoid any dents from pencils or bleed through from markers.
The title page of Lolita Fashions is beautiful. The rear view of a procession of Lolita images found in the book provides a lot of coloring opportunity, and a great way to ease into the book proper. At the rear of the book there is a color tester page to test out your mediums and color palettes. You will also find an about the artist and book pages.
The illustrations are beautifully drawn with a lot of attention to detail, particularly in the dresses and accessories that each Lolita lady is wearing. A stand out for me, is the line art. It is very crisp and black and visually easy to see. Colorists that have minor visual impairment will be pleased with the medium to heavy bold black lines that make coloring easier.
Each of the Lolita girls has a particular theme. You will find the sailor look, music look and even a quirky Sherlock Holmes style Lolita girl. Every illustration has been named. You will find the name on the back of each image.
Some of the dresses have already been detailed with designs fitting the particular theme of the art work. Other dresses are plainer and give the colorist an opportunity to add in your own patterns if you wish.
One of the standouts for me is the attention to stockings and shoes (no I don’t have a shoe fetish!) but there is a great variety in different patterns stockings and shoes and boots. As most of the Lolita ladies have some form of shoes or boots on, it is great for colorists that do not like skin tones. These stockings can be colored however you fancy.
Some of the illustrations have been framed with a border.
Most of the illustrations feature the Lolita girl with one or 2 elements to color. They do not have backgrounds which makes the images easier to color for those with visual impairment as there are no distractions. Colorists that love backgrounds, can enjoy adding in background effects or brushing on some pastels for added color.
When you are flipping through Lolita Fashion you may notice that some of the poses seem the same, example rear view of the Lolita girl with hand outstretched. If you slowly flip through the coloring book you will see that Glenn has been clever and made his coloring book part 360 flip book where the model is slowly turning around. This gives some extra fun to your coloring book!
Lolita Fashion Coloring Book Image Gallery
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Where to buy Lolita Fashion Coloring Book for Adults
|In the US you can buy here||In the UK you can buy here||In Canada you can buy here||Worldwide – Available here|
Happy coloring x