by Sherri Ann Baldy
Published by Sherri Baldy My-Besties on May 26th 2016
Style: single page illustrations
Format: Glue Binding, Soft cover
Come fall down the Rabbit hole with Alice and the Besties! Fun Big Eyed Alice and The Looking Glass Besties are great coloring for all ages, adults and children too.
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Alice and the Looking Glass – Sherri Baldy Coloring Book Review
Alice in Wonderland has been recreated by Sherri Baldy from My Besties as a cute big-eyed girl. The characters from Alice in Wonderland have been recreated in Sherri’s well-known bug-eyed style that has a cute whimsical appeal.
People that have dabbled in card making and scrapbooking will be familiar with My Besties and the various digital stamps that they have been producing for years. My Besties have since branched out into coloring books and have published a number of books all with the familiar big-eyed girls.
Cover & Layout
Alice and the Looking Glass is a softcover coloring book with a glossy printed cover. The cover design is a collection of images colored from the book. I would have loved to have seen this as a title page but it was not reproduced.
The book measures 28cm x 22cm approximately (11in x 8.5 in approximately). There are 25 illustrations with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme in the book which have been printed twice. This means that there are 50 images in total in the book. I am a fan of the duplicate of images in coloring books. For me, I like being able to choose a different set of colors for another picture or use one as an experiment or a backup in case I make a mistake. You can always share the extra image with your coloring buddy. I know some colorists, however, are not a fan of the double-up of images. As usual, it is personal preference 🙂
The illustrations have been printed on white trade stock paper. You will need to pop a few pieces of paper between the pages to avoid bleed-through if you are using alcohol-based markers or wet mediums.
As most readers will know, I am a massive Alice in Wonderland fan and I’ve reviewed a number of Alice style books and have still more on my desk to review! This book is different from my other Alice books in that the illustrations are focused on only one object or person in the majority. It does not have the same backgrounds and “story” as other “Alice” style coloring books. I do enjoy seeing all these different takes that artists create from the lovely fairy tales that we have so that there is something for everyone.
The images have all been outlined in black. The linework in parts of the book shows a brighter, crisp black than others and I am unsure if that was by design or by printing error. The line weight varies between fine and medium throughout the book. Visually the lines are easy to see made easier without the visual obstacles associated with complicated backgrounds and foregrounds in the image.
All of the drawings have been nicely centered on the page providing a good margin of white space around all sides. None of the images abut the spine. All of the images have been contained in full on the page without cutting off any parts as so often happens in books. The books lays down flat very easily with some gentle nudging.
Although there is a lot of detail in some of the illustrations there is also large areas of space for easier coloring. This makes it a book that is suitable for all ages and skill levels. A skilled colorist can take the outlines and bring them to life with all the bells and whistles that techniques have.
The bulk of the images have been orientated portrait style with three images in landscape orientation.
Alice and the Looking Glass Coloring Book Video Review
Enjoy the video review of Alice and the Looking Glass Coloring Book – Sherri Baldy
Where to buy Alice and the Looking Glass Coloring Book
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Happy coloring x