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Information on the internet: Megamunden, creator of the best-selling Tattoo Coloring Book, takes coloring to the next level in this stunning collection of tattoo art. Over sixty pages of elaborate flash sheets depict themes from ghost trains to Venice Beach, pinball to pin-ups, with all artwork drawn specially for the book. Includes a full-color, pull-out gatefold and two sticker sheets.
A perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.
I thought the book “Het tattoo kleurboek” by Megamunden was beautiful. So when I saw this book I instantly got curious and wanted to know more about it. Upon receiving it I immediately started flipping the pages. What strikes right away are the golden lines, which we have seen in the tattoo colouring book before. You either like it or you don’t. I belong to the category that absolutely loves this. It gives the design a distinct appearance. I will show you some examples from the book first to give you an idea of what you can expect.
In the middle of the book there are two expandable pages, with a totally tattooed person on each one of them. I think these expandable pages are a nice extra in this book.
In the very back of the book there are also two pages with stickers of tattoo designs. These stickers are very nicely elaborated and a very nice inspiration to get ideas for these designs.
Of course I started colouring in this book. I started with felt-tips and chose the Zig clean color real brush pens. These pens coloured very well on this paper. The quality of the paper is firm, which prevented the ink from pressing through. The ink dries very nice. I’m therefore very pleased with the result.
Next I coloured a design with pencils. I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos and the Caran d’ache Pablo pencils. Both brands coloured very well on this paper. In order to get a nice and even result I adapted afterwards with a blenderpencil. This just finishes it off even more in my opinion. Working in layers also went well. The paper remained in good condition.
Because of the paper being very thick, I wanted to test whether alcohol markers could be used on this by doing a small design with them. I chose the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. These markers coloured very well on this paper. Of course markers press through and the backside of the page can’t be used anymore, but I took this for granted. The colours dry up well and are very nicely displayed. When you don’t mind the pressing through, alcohol markers can be used in this book as well.
Conclusion : Pencils as well as felt-tips and alcohol markers colour well on this paper. Alcohol markers do press through to the backside of course. The designs in this book have golden accents, which you like or you don’t. I think they fit this style very much. The extra’s like the stickers and the expandable pages in the middle give you extra inspiration.
Data of the book:
Title: Flash tattoo målarbok
Publisher: PrintWorks/Pagina Förlag
Price: € 14,00
This book is available at Printworks.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.