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From Barb Cederberg we received the book Lost Path for writing a review about. We want to thank Barb Cederberg very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet: Lost Path is a fantasy and fairytale colouring book for grownups with 30+ original, intricate, hand-drawn designs that will have any adult coloring fan enjoying for hours. You will find some of Barb’s favourites repeated in the book, giving you the fun of experimenting with colour palettes. The book is printed on only one side to allow whatever medium you want without fearing smudges or colors bleeding through to another image. It is printed on 70# art stock, ideal for pencil, crayons, or even colored markers.
When the book arrived in the mail the first thing that came to notice was the cover. Not a standard cover with lots of colours on it, but a cover in one colour only with a white design on it. This appears very calm and I like that a lot. In the front of the book there’s a proem from Barb herself, in which she explains what this book means to her and that some of her designs are in the book twice,which allows you to experiment with the materials. I saw this in another book earlier this week too. It’s very handy that when something goes wrong you have a spare design. More on this later.
First I want to show you some examples from the book to give you an idea of Barb Cederberg’s drawing style.
When flipping the book I saw some nice designs right away. I started colouring a design with colouring pencils. I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos. These pencils coloured very nicely on the paper and the pigment attached very well. I didn’t think any adapting was required.
Next I coloured with felt-tips. I chose a design that is in the book twice fortunately, because right at the beginning I coloured outside the lines a lot. So I could start again on the other design that was in the book. I used the Tombow ABT Dual brush pens and the Sakura Koi coloring brush pens. Both of them are on waterbase. These wetter pens coloured very nicely on this paper. The pens pressed through a little, but since the pages are printed one-sided, that is no problem. Maybe it’s wise to put a sheet between the pages to prevent the next design from getting damaged. Because the pens are a little wetter I noticed that the paper started bulging a little. This went away a little, but it’s wise to put something heavy on the book once you have finished colouring the design, to get rid of the bubbles. Despite the bubbles I’m very pleased with the result.
Conclusion : Some designs are printed twice in the book. These are Barb Cederberg’s favourites. This can be handy sometimes, on the other hand I think many different designs are just as nice too. Pencils as well as pens colour very well on this paper. You do have to take into account that the paper will bulge when using pens and they press through a little. But because of the pages being printed one-sided, that is no problem. You will find a large collection of designs in this book, which guarantees something for everyone. I liked colouring in this book very much.
Data from the book:
Title:: Lost Path a colouring book
Illustrator: Barb Cederberg
Publisher: Fairies Tales Art
Product dimensions: 21,08 x 27,69 x 1,02 cm
Price: $ 12,99
This book is available at Amazon a.o.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.