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Groovy Owls Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals) 32 Adorable Art Activities with Quiet, Stoic, Wise, and Happy Owls, plus Beginner-Friendly Advice, Techniques, Color Choices, & Examples Details

From the Back Cover Show Me—Super Easy Coloring Pages First time coloring? Don't know where to start or what colors to choose? Check out our super easy coloring pages inside. Throughout this book, you'll find easy coloring starter guides and these awesome features: Perforated pagesfor easy removal High-Quality Paperresists bleed-through. Acid free to last 200 years! How-Totips and techniques Fully Colored Examplesfor ideas and inspiration Thaneeya McArdle Thaneeya McArdle is the creative force behind the Coloring Is Fun coloring book series. Her bestselling coloring books Nature Mandalas, Happy Campers, Day of the Dead, and others are inspired by her love of travel. In addition to her numerous published books, she runs a popular website, art-is-fun.com. Visit her there to get lessons on drawing, painting, mixed media, and of course coloring! Read more About the Author Professional artist Thaneeya McArdle is the author of more than 30 bestselling coloring books from Design Originals. Thaneeya creates colorful art in a variety of styles, ranging from abstraction to photorealism (with a special focus on creating vibrantly detailed art). Her artwork hangs in private collections around the world, and can also be purchased on t-shirts, puzzles, jewelry, coloring books, and more. Thaneeya shares her love of art at her popular art instruction site, Art-is-Fun.com, with fun lessons and detailed information on drawing, painting and mixed media. Her site has received over 32 million page views and counting. In addition to her passion for art, Thaneeya also enjoys travel, photography, reading, and learning new things. Read more

Reviews

I own a few coloring books by Thaneeya McArdle; however, this is the first one that I have that is dedicated to owl designs. The designs are so much fun to color. She has given each of them a different personality. I really enjoy the wide range – it seems like each and every one is different from the others. I enjoy coloring owls and have done a couple by Ms. McArdle (in books with a wide variety of subjects) so it is really special to get a book with 32 owl designs.I noted that the back of the page is now back in gray rather than colors. I prefer that as sometimes the color could show through to the front of the page depending on which medium I work with. The back of the page has inspiring quotes, journal lines and a design element or two you can color if you choose to do so.The publisher is, once again, printing 8 of the designs in less than full size. They have included a thumbnail color sample, some sample colors used in their design for inspiration and a few words to talk about the colors. It takes up the bottom 2.5 inches of the page. This information could be printed on a separate page or on the actual color sample page rather than on the coloring page.It seems like they gave some thought to it as in this book, it makes less of a difference than in other books. The designs can still be colored as there aren't tiny elements. I would still much rather color a full page designs. As the designs are not difficult to color, I won't detract any stars from my review.This is what I found while coloring in this book and testing the paper with my coloring medium.32 Fun to color Owl designs – 24 Full Size and 8 Medium SizePrinted one side of the page – back of page has soft gray design, journal lines and an inspiring quotePaper is medium weight, white, slightly rough and perforatedGlue BindingDesigns stop well before the perforationsAlcohol-based markers bleed through the pageWater-based markers leave colorful shadows and bleed through in very noticeable spots.Gel pens and India ink pens leave shadows on the back of the page and can spot through to the back of the page if applied heavily.Colored pencils work well with the paper. Both oil and wax based pencils provide good color, layer, and blend well using a blender stick. Hard lead pencils can dent through the page.I use a blotter page of card stock or heavyweight paper (two sheets) to keep seeping ink and dents from marring the pages below. I recommend using a blotter or that you remove pages before coloring.