Doodle Mania: Zifflin’s Coloring Book (Volume 4)
Rating: 5 of 5
There are 50 designs in this book with lots of hours of coloring fun to be had. The designs are extremely detailed and many are quite intricate. I am currently using my sharp colored pencils to get to all the tiny spots to color.
This is what I experienced while coloring in this book and testing the paper with my coloring medium.
50 Imaginative Doodle Style line drawings
Printed one side of the page
Paper is thin, white, slightly rough, and non-perforated. It is standard for any books published by CreateSpace.
Some designs do merge into the binding area
Book opens fairly flat for coloring if you break or crease the spine.
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the paper rapidly.
Water-based markers bleed through in spots.
Gel pens and India ink pens leave shadows on the back of the page which show colors easily. India ink pens can seep through in spots if used heavily or in multiple coats.
Colored pencils worked nicely with this thin but slightly rough paper. I tested both oil and wax based pencils and got good color with multiple layers of the same color, good results from layers of different colors and nice blending results using a blending stick. Hard lead pencils easily dent through the page and can damage the page below.
I suggest using a blotter page of card stock or a couple of sheets of heavier weight paper under your working page. It can keep seeping ink and marring dents from ruining the pages below.