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The Briar Coloring Book Review

The Briar Colouring Book by Briar
Published by Eastgate Resource Ltd on 2017
Style: color inspiration images, double page printing
Format: Card cover
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The Briar Coloring Book Review

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The Briar Coloring Book  Review

For lovers of  well known artist, Briar, there is now a coloring book  must have.   Fans of  the fantasy world would love this book as a keepsake as well as a coloring book.  Briar’s works have previously been sold as  paintings, cards and journals so a coloring book seems a natural progression.

The Briar Colouring Book has been printed in the UK and is not as readily available as other coloring books.

Cover & Layout

The glossy cover of The Briar Coloring Book Features a partially colored image on the front.   On the back there are 3 colored thumbnail images and 3 line art thumbnails.

On the  thick spine  the title and publisher’s name are shown.

The Briar Colouring Book is approximately A4 sized.

Beautifully colored inspirational images from Briar’s paintings feature in this book at the beginning and the end.

Ancillary Pages

A beautifully colored title page starts the book with copyright information on reverse.

This is followed by two further colored images, printed on both sides of the paper.   My only niggle with this coloring book is that I wish the colored images were printed on single sided paper only.  I would so love to take one out and frame it, but that would mean choosing  which image to display.

A welcome message follows from the artist which has been framed in line art.  On the reverse there is a small image to color.   This would be the best place to test out your mediums.

At the end of the book is the Briar Gallery.   This section features 10 colored images, printed on both sides of the paper (including the most beautiful unicorn ever!)

Smaller images by Lauren de Lacey feature on the reverse of each page

Layout

Briar’s line art is printed on high quality, white mixed media paper.   On the reverse of each image “line drawing versions of the classic Mythic Celts range by new designer Lauren de Lacey” have been printed.

Many of the illustrations are contained within a border which nicely frames the picture.

The illustrations are well positioned and centered on the page.    At the moment, the spine is quite stiff on the book so it may take some pressure to color in areas near to the spine.

All of the images have been orientated portrait style.

There are no double page scenes in the book.

Coloring Book Images and Illustrations

The art work in this book, both colored and uncolored, is stunningly beautiful.  It transports you to a fantasy world of  dragons, fairies and unicorns.    Glamorous and strong women abound in this beautiful fantasy world.

Colorists will find that there is a great variety of images within the book to showcase techniques.   Coloring fur on animals, scales on dragons, armour, gowns and scenes of nature throughout.

Line art is black and easy to see.    The art work has the appearance of  hand drawn art and is sketchy in some parts with open elements and varying line weight.   In some images the line color appears muddy black/brown.

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Where to buy

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Happy coloring x
Lea

 

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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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2 Comments

  • Ive ordered my copy and could only find one reasonably priced in the USA, Of course with all international buys the UK where I live posted a couple of copies on Amazon just after id ordered mine !
    Ah well it will no doubt be enjoyable and pleasing when it arrives. Like the blog write up – many thanks Mandyx

    • That’s Murphy’s Law! It is a gorgeous book filled with amazing art. Hope you love it! Happy coloring x