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The World of Fairies: A Coloring Book for Adults Paperback – December 10, 2016
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About the Author
Ruth Sanderson's career as a professional illustrator spans 40 years. Ruth has illustrated over 85 books for children, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Cinderella, Goldilocks, and Papa Gatto. Many of the pen and ink drawings for her first coloring book, The World of Fairies, are based on her fairy paintings. Look for her Grayscale Adult Coloring Book series, starting with Volume One, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES Ruth is the co-director of the MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating offered during summer terms at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She lives the rest of the year with her family (plus three cats and one horse) in Massachusetts. Her website is ruthsanderson.com
Top customer reviews
To now find her designs in coloring book format is wonderful. Her fairies have a delicate look that is instantly recognizable as her work. The designs are detailed and intricate. Many have small areas which will take small nip pens/markers and/or really sharp pencils to color.
They are all scenes rather than just a fairy, so each designs tells a story in itself. The lines are generally quite delicate and there is a heavy use of shading. It is almost a cross between a coloring book of regular line drawing and one of grayscale images. I enjoy coloring in both formats and will use the methods I have learned for both to finish my projects in the book.
In addition to the 24 full size designs, 12 of the images are produced in card size format. Because the designs have been reduced drastically, these smaller format designs are very intricate to color and require a steady hand and good eyesight as well as small pointed medium.
I'm very happy to have found this coloring book of Ms. Sanderson's designs and hope that it is the first of a series and not a one-off. I will be looking forward to finishing this book and looking for new volumes in the future.
This is what I discovered while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper:
24 Full size fairy designs plus 12 bonus card size images by Ruth Sanderson. To use the card size images for note cards, you will have to cut the designs out.
Printed one side of the page
Paper is typical of CreateSpace: white, thin, slightly rough and non-perforated.
The designs do not merge into the binding. Each design has a framing line at the outer edges for easy of coloring. I also find this gives a more finished look to my final projects
Glue Binding (there is room to cut the pages out if you choose to do so.)
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the page quickly.
Water-based markers bleed through in spots.
Gel pens and India ink pens leave shadows on back of the page. India ink can bleed through if you apply heavily or multiple coats.
Coloring Pencils work well with this paper. I found that I could layers the same color for deeper pigment or multiple colors and I could blend easily using a blending stick. I tested both oil and wax based pencils. I also found that hard lead pencils leave dents through the paper.
I like to use a blotter when working in the book. I use a page of card stock or several sheets of heavyweight paper under my working page. It keeps seeping ink and marring dents from ruining the pages below.
Great book, love it.
A few seem to be grayscale style, which I love to color. Paper unfortunately is Amazons, Createspace
so printer paper thin. Luckily, the pics. are one sided. At the back are the same designs to color and
send as cards.
This gets four stars because I'd like better paper with a perferation. I hate having to tear a book apart and make copies.
One other thing--put the fairies in the foreground please. I don't like having to color grass or whatever. Fairies up front make everyone happy.