on September 2018
Style: color inspiration images, Paper: Medium to Heavy, single page illustrations
Format: Hard back
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Forest Girl’s Coloring Book (Premium Edition) Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the video review of Korean artist, Aeppol, second Coloring Book.
Coloring Book Cover & Layout
There is one thing that is a little confusing about the second coloring book from Aeppol, which is the title that is the same sans the “Premium Edition” as the first book. Readers and colorists may think that this is the same as the first book with a change in cover. That is not the case.
This book is different in a number of ways from the first Forest Girl’s Coloring Book. First – these are all unique new illustrations (how on earth does the artist find the time!), second it is hardback and finally, the illustrations are printed on paper designed for watercolours.
Each illustration is accompanied by a smaller colored inspirational image on the facing page.
Although the pages are not perforated, there is a cutting line if you can bear to remove it from the book.
There is something incredibly dreamy about Aeppol’s artwork. When you open the pages it feels like you are escaping to another world and another time. That’s what happens to me and that’s why I like looking at it so much! It always seemed that Aeppol’s art and watercolors was a match made in heaven, so this coloring book seems the perfect book to me.
The illustrations in this coloring book are all named and dated. You will find illustrations from 2015-2018. The artwork all flows with the theme of the girl throughout that we first me in Forest Girl’s Coloring Book. You will find incredibly beautiful night scenes and pages reflecting the seasons and celebrations. The Forest Girl and her constant canine companion feature in interior scenes, outdoors and even underwater. Does anyone know the name of the little puppy? I’d love to know!
When you look through both books you can see the flow and similarity between the two forming a connection.
Aeppol has managed to pack a variety of different elements in the book for the colorist to color. You can use your skills and techniques to color galaxy skys, timber, metals and clothes. You can add your own patterns to clothes and bedding or leave them plain if you wish. On each facing page a smaller colored image has been included to inspire you. You can, of course, choose the same color palette or something of your own.
The line art is fine to medium and varies in width giving it a hand drawn appearance. The artist uses hatching and shading to give dimension on the page and guide the colorist. The lighter colored lines help produce a painterly effect on the finished page.
Colorists with a minor visual impairment may find the dull dark grey lines a little difficult to see. Using a magnifying lamp should help. There are a lot of large open elements throughout the book which helps the eye to focus and not be distracted by fine details.
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