Jane Foster’s Colouring book

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From Pavilion books we received the book “Jane Foster’s colouring book” for testing and writing a review about. We want to thank Pavilion books very much for this.

Information on the internet: Acclaimed textile designer and illustrator Jane Foster has created the perfect collection of patterns and design for every colouring-in enthusiast (young and old) in this, her first, colouring book. Jane’s striking illustration style and bold, happy designs are strongly influenced by Scandinavian design of the 50s and 60s and artists such as Dick Bruna and Alain Gree. Jane explains how she uses and manipulates colour in her day-to-day work to bring her bold and beautiful designs to life. Drawing upon the natural world as her source of inspiration for this beautiful book Jane has created a lively collection of over 50 birds and animals, flowers and fauna that will inspire everyone to pick up a pencil or pen and get colouring in.

While flipping the pages the first thing that comes to notice is that the pages are printed on one side only, which I always find a plus. This allows you to use multiple materials more easily. You don’t have to worry about pressing through to the backside. What also stands out is that the pages can be torn out, unfortunaltely I noticed that some pages already loosened during flipping, which is a bit of a pity. The designs in this book are simple and therefore easy to colour in between. I will show you some examples first.

As you can see the designs are very rough and easy to colour. I started colouring a design with pencils. This time I chose the Staedler ergosoft pencils. The pencils coloured nice on this paper. The pigment was released onto the paper well and attached very well too. I didn’t think adapting was necessary because the pigment covered well enough.

Next I coloured a design with felt-tips. I chose the Zig Clean Color brush pens. These pens with brush tips coloured very well on this paper. The ink dried well and remained in place. Because of the paper’s nice thick quality you have absolutely no problems with any pressing through, despite these pens being moister than other pens.

Since this book is printed one-sided and the designs can easily be torn out, I wanted to test what alcohol markers would do on this paper. I used the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. These markers coloured very well on this paper. Of course they pressed through but because there’s no design on the backside, this wasn’t a problem. The ink of these markers stayed in place and I had no problems with any bleeding. Which is a very big plus with one-sided printed books.

Conclusion : The book contains simple designs which you can colour easily when you have little time. The book is printed one-sided and tearable. Unfortunately the pages come out very easily. Pencils, felt-tipsand alcohol markers coloured very well on this pape. This allows you to colour with lots of different materials.

Data of the book:
Title: Jane Foster’s colouring book
Illustrator: Jane Foster
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Pages: 96
Size: 15 x 199 x 199 mm
ISBN: 9781911216155
Price: € 8,15 (Bookdepository)/ € 9,49 (Bol.com)

This book is available at Bookdepository & Bol.com.

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

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