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From Pavilion Books we received the book “Animal Kingdom book of prints” for testing and writing a review about. We want to thank Pavilion Books very much for this.
Information on the internet: From Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom—a New York Times bestseller that sold more than three million copies worldwide—comes 18 beautiful prints, personally chosen by Millie, to color and display!
Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom coloring book captivated millions of fans everywhere. Now, this stunning collection offers them 18 of Millie’s favorite, handpicked illustrations from that book, all featuring one print per page on high-quality paper. As you finish each one, tear out the perforated sheet and frame the gorgeous result!
This book contains 22 designs which we’ve seen before in the book Animal Kingdom. In this book however they come in a larger size and on a thicker paper quality. The paper feels like some sort of cardboard. The pages are printed one sided also and can be easily torn out. This is handy during colouring, but also for when you want to give a design to someone later on, or when you want to colour together with someone and you both want to colour a design from this book. I will show you some examples from this book first.
Of course I started colouring in this book. I first picked a design for colouring with colouring pencils. I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos. These pencils coloured very well on this paper. The pigment of these pencils attaches very well on the paper. Because there were some white spots to be seen I decided to adapt with a blender pencil. This way you rub the pigment into the paper some more. I think this makes the whole design look much better. Besides that the pigment doesn’t shed as much after adapting.
Next I coloured a design with felt-tips. I picked the design with the 3 giraffes. I chose to colour every giraffe using a different brand of felt-tips to be able to see the differences better. I coloured the giraffe on the left with Zig Clean color brush pens. These pens don’t colour very nicely on this paper, the ink dries rather spotted. I coloured the giraffe in the middle with Tombow ABT Dual brush pens. I chose to colour with the brush tip, I tried the fineliner tip first, but those coloured very scratchy on the paper. So I continued with the brush tips. They also dried rather spotted like the Zig Clean color brush pens. I coloured the last giraffe using Faber Castell Pitt artist pens. These pens coloured best on this paper and dried very even also. I think this one came out best.
Conclusion : This book contains 20 designs from the well known Dierenrijk colouring book. The pages are printed one-sided, which I personally like very much, because you have no problems with pressing through. The pages can also be taken out. Pencils colour very nicely on this paper. Adapting goes well too. Pens were a different story, some of them dried spotted which I don’t like very much. The Faber Castell Pitt pens did colour very nice on this paper. So if you want to use a different brand of felt-tips. I would test them before using them.
Data of the book:
Title: Animal Kingdom Book of Prints
Illustrator: Millie Marotta
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Size: 14 x 330 x 250 mm
Price: € 15,49 (Bol)/ € 14,26 (Bookdepository)
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.