Style: color inspiration images, single page illustrations
Format: Dust Jacket, Postcards
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Peter Rabbit Coloring Postcards Video Review
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Peter Rabbit Coloring Postcards Review
As most readers know, I have a fondness for bunnies so anything bunny related will usually find its way to my shelf. I’m also incredibly sentimental and love the nostalgia of Beatrix Potter so of course I had to have the Peter Rabbit postcards.
This year lovers of Beatrix Potter will probably be overwhelmed with merchandise as the new movie is due out. Hopefully this will spark a love among a new generation of potential bunny lovers and hopefully more bunny books for us to color and collect.
Cover & Layout
The little Japanese postcard book unusually features a glossy dust jacket. A colored Peter Rabbit is on the front cover (looking particularly adorable). On the back cover you can see the line art for the cover art. Unusually this has been printed in a reddish brown and is quite faint. The faintness of the lines is a good indication of how faint the line art is within the postcard book.
The postcard book measures 14.8 cm x 23.8cm.
The postcard book is divided into two sections – one of colored pages printed on medium paper and the other for the line art printed on card stock.
At the start of the book you will find a colored text title page, title page, two pages of colored thumbnails and 3 pages of coloring tips (text in Japanese). None of these ancillary pages are suitable to test your mediums as the paper is different.
The wonderful thing about these postcards is that you get two postcards on each page. One with the line art colored and the other with the line art for you to color. If you were a sweet person you could actually part with one of them. I wouldn’t be able to part with any of them 🙂
The pages are perforated and are printed on off white card stock.
Each card measures approximately 10 cm x 14.8 cm.
The illustrations are all based on the original Beatrix Potter drawings as authorised by Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. Having the colored inspirational image as a card that you can give away and the same size as the line art is a real benefit for a colorist that wants to replicate the same look. If you do choose to part with the colored card (I couldn’t!) you also have the advantage of having the colored thumbnail to refer to.
My only negative with these gorgeous bunny cards is the grey line art is really faint. these tired old eyes, will need to spark up the magnifying lamp to color in these pretty postcards. I understand that the faint line art which is really faint in some parts is so that you can obtain a painterly effect with your coloring ….I just wish that I could see it more clearly!
Where to buy Peter Rabbit Coloring Postcards
Happy coloring x