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
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.
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.