Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book: A Spine-Tingling Fantasy Art Adventure
By: Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Rating: 5 of 5
There are 46 pages of Halloween inspired designs filled with 55 different images. There are 43 full page designs and three pages which include 4 each smaller designs. As with her first book, I find it interesting to get the smaller ones and I appreciate that by doing the publishing this way, I get more to color. In fact, the only problem I have with the book is it is so good, I want more. Hopefully, there will be future coloring books in this fantastic series.
The designs are on the right hand side of the book. On the sheet opposite (which is the backside of the previous design), the artist ha provided the name of the artwork and when it was created and for what purpose. She then gives us some background information as to how and why she created the artwork the way that she did. I appreciated this in the first book and am glad to see it once again.
This is what I experienced while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper. I will list, in the comments section below, the coloring medium I used to test this book and with which I usually color my projects.
46 pages and 55 Halloween inspired fantasy designs
Printed on one side of the page
Design information is printed on the back side of the page
Paper is heavy weight, cream color, slightly rough and non-perforated
The book has a detached dustcover (inside and attached cover are both left blank.)
Sewn binding (easily to remove several pages at a time by snipping threads)
Designs have a framing line around the outer edges
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the paperweight
Water-based markers, India ink pens and gel pens did not bleed through. Gel pens required a bit more drying time.
Colored pencils work well with this paper. I was able to get good color and to get deeper pigment by layering the same color. I found that I could layer multiple colors well and easily blend using a pencil style blending stick. This was the case with both oil and wax-based pencils.
I am using my alcohol-based markers with pencils for detail work and shading. Because of this, I use a blotter page of card stock under my working page. It keeps ink from seeping through to the page below.