Tangle Bay

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From Seach Press publisher we received Tangle Bay from Jessica Palmer. An exiting colouring book with hidden treasures. We want to thank Seach Press very much for this.

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Information you can find on the internet: Illustrator and papercutter, Jessica Palmer, has created 75 pages of enchanting hand-drawn pictures for you to colour and lose yourself in. The images all have a magical maritime theme, and each one includes hidden treasure intricately worked into the design for readers to discover and colour in. The book will include designs that fit on a single page as well as those that extend across a double-page spread. Some of the designs fill the entire page and others sit within it. Others have space left for the reader to extend the design themselves. High quality paper means that there is no show-through.  

First impression is that this book looks a little like Hidden Ocean, but they can’t be compared. They both have their own style. The book looks nice. Various designs, from the fine work untill the coarser work. I’m very curious about the paper in this book. I haven’t coloured a book from this publisher yet.
I will show you some designs from this book first.

I coloured my first design with Caran d’Ache Pablo and used softpastel from Koh-I-Noor also. The pencils colour really great on this paper. That has a lot to do with the softness of the pencils themselves, but they work really well. The softpastel also works well on this paper. It attaches nicely and can be adapted just fine. I think this design came out great.

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I coloured the second design with Stabilo 88/68 and Faber Castell pitts brush. For the background I used Koh-I-Noor softpastel. Unfortunately the felt-tips don’t work very well in this book. They leave stripes and it looks like the fluid doesn’t get absorbed well enough. This happens eventually but it takes some time. The softpastel applies well however.

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Conclusion : Very nice book containing nice designs. Very suited for using pencils and pastels. I wouldn’t advise using felt-tips, but I’ll leave that up to you for testing that yourselves. I can only tell you my experience with them. The book contains difficult, detailed designs but also more easy ones. Something for everyone. Another nice book to add to your collection.

Data of the book:
Title: Tangle Bay
Illustrator: Jessica Palmer
Publisher: Search Press
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6 x 222 x 222 mm
ISBN: 9781782214137
Price: € 11,71

This book is available at Bol.com a.o.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

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