Fun mash-up mix of Fairy Tales and Doodle Creature designs 40 designs printed one side of the page

Fairy Tales Doodle Adventure: A Beautiful Coloring Book for Adults, Boys and Girls (Alice in Wonderland, Grimms, Chibi)

By: Julia Rivers

Rating: 5 of 5

Storytroll Designs has a great new coloring book line under their catalog Julia Rivers. The latest coloring book in this series is Fairy Tales Doodle Adventure by Ronie C. Pios. In this coloring book, the illustrations are a mix-up of fairy tales with lots of doodle creatures. The fairy tales are all familiar and some of the characters look a bit like parodies of some famous versions of the tales. However, the really fun part of the designs are the addition of the doodle creatures. These little guys are all over the place! Some are related to the fairy tale but many are random but integrate well into the overall design.

The designs are detailed and some have intricate and small areas to color. That is not surprising as most doodle creature books have intricate areas, which is part of the charm of the characters.
This is what I discovered while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper:
40 designs which are a mash-up of fairy tale characters with doodle creatures
Printed one side of the page
Paper is typical inexpensive quality by CreateSpace printing: white, thin, slightly rough and non-perforated.
The designs do not merge into the binding. While the designs do not have a framing line at the outer edges of the designs, they do have finished elements at the edges for ease of coloring.
Glue Binding
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.

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