by Inko Kotoriyama
on 17 December 2017
Style: double page printing, Paper: Medium to Heavy
Format: Glue Binding
Sumikko Gurashi Coloring Book Video Review
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Sumikko Gurashi Coloring Book Review
Inko Kotoriyama has been busy creating coloring books for the San X group in Japan. This coloring book is based on a character developed by an employee of San X. These little characters have a gorgeous back story. They are based on little characters that have had a sad life and have found each other. They find comfort in corners where they will feel all snuggly and safe.
Cover & Layout
Sumikko Gurashi Coloring Book is smaller than the usual size of coloring books measuring in at 22.5cm x 22.5cm.
The laminate dust jacket contains partially colored characters from the coloring book which have also been used on the glossy card of the book cover.
Mint green protective pages have been placed at both ends of the book to protect the pages inside.
At the start of the coloring book there are 14 colored pages comprising tips, mediums and tutorials. Unfortunately, these are written in Japanese so you may need to study the pictures in order to understand the tutorial.
A visual index is located at the end of the book which would be ideal to test out your mediums.
Illustrations have been printed on both sides of the off white medium, sturdy coloring paper. The paper has a light texture to it making it ideal for colored pencils.
There are 4 pages of double page scenes within the book. The book is a little stiff in the binding at the moment, but should relax soon enough.
All of the art work has been orientated portrait style.
The line art in this coloring book makes it suitable for fans of Sumikko Gurashi and colorists of all ages and skill levels. The simple, squashy characters feature throughout the coloring book with other elements to color. As these are simple little outlines they would look great solidly colored or with blending and shading as well.
The little characters like to squish up in corners. This gives the colorist opportunities to color surrounding areas like bricks, interiors and exteriors.
This is a fun book filled with cute little images and is not intended to be a high end art book. Thick black .lines used to outline the characters and the medium lines used for other elements in scenes make it easy to see for colorists with a minor visual or motor impairment.
At the end of the book are 3 pages of postcards featuring characters from the book.
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Happy coloring x