I got my new "adult" coloring book today.by Johanna Basford. ... for those times I would rather practice coloring without having to draw something first.
LOVE IT! I love it because there is no thinking required...and you can doodle in it along with her. Like on the pages below...everything is completely drawn, ready to color on the far left, then in the middle the leaves and flowers are partially drawn so you can fill them in with a .005 pen...then there is the area to the far right that is empty allowing you to draw more flowers if you want. In a sense she is teaching you how to doodle flowers ...
I started coloring below.
One of the complaints about the book (on Amazon) is the that people have a problem with marker bleeding through to the back side, and they blame the paper for the problem...my guess is that they are trying to use alcohol markers like sharpies or Copics...both WILL bleed through! I used a combination of colored pencils and Tombow markers on the picture above. Below you can see that the only bleed thru I had was where I got the color wet by using a blender pen once and then by accidentally dropping some water on it.... Because the markers are water based...made for easy blending:
PLUS... You get to go on a treasure hunt, looking for hidden insects and such ...
AND, There are more than 80 pages to color! (I lost count)
I will definitely get another of Johanna's books when I finish coloring this one... Which could be YEARS from now!
New thing... I just got some new colored pencils that are actually associated with these books... they are MARCO ... And I actually like using them more than Prismacolor, and they are sooo much cheaper!