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From Michael O’Mara Books we received the pre-publication of Imagimorphia. We want to thank Michael O’Mara Books very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet about Imagimorphia: Following the international success of Animorphia, which sold in 10 territories before the book was completed, comes Imagimorphia, a strange and amazing colouring and doodling challenge from talented artist Kerby Rosanes. Kerby’s unique and ground-breaking black-and-white-line style lends the book wide cross-over appeal and will attract fans of all ages. Animals and people are formed from weird and wonderful objects. The intricate compositions are filled with mind-boggling detail and there are objects hidden throughout the book to find.
I will give you a little insight of this pre-publication so you will get an idea of what to expect when Imagimorphia is published.
I started colouring in this pre-publication. I assume the paper is of the same quality as will be used in the final version of Imagimorphia.
I started with felt-tips and chose the Sakura Koi Coloring brush pens and the Faber Castell Pitt pens. The felt-tips coloured nicely on this paper. The reproduction is very good. And the ink is being absorbed very well by the paper. A disadvantage is that the ink presses through a lot. It’s almost impossible to colour the design on the backside because of this. So there’s a choice to be made : Don’t use felt-tips or face the fact you will lose a design once in a while. I’m very pleased with the result however.
Next I coloured a design with colouring pencils. I chose the Caran d’Ache Pablo pencils, Faber Castell Polychromos and Koh-I-Noor polycolor. All three of them coloured very well on this paper, the pigment was released well and even when using low pressure, enough pigment was released. Working in layers went well too. The paper remained in good shape. I tried using a blenderpen but because the black lines tend to run, I stopped using it very quickly and coloured on without adapting. I’m very happy with the result nevertheless.
Conclusion : The book contains a lot of nice designs, in the well known style of Kerby Rosanes, which we already know from the book Animorphia. The designs have matured. There are less little doodles in the designs. The paper is of good quality. The paper remains in good shape using colouring pencils as well as felt-tips, only thing however is the felt-tips tend to press through. You should keep that in mind. It remains to be seen whether the paper in the actual book will be the same as in this pre-publication. When you want to use he blenderpen, you have to keep in mind that the black lines run. This is what stopped me from using it in this pre-publication. All in all this pre-publication contains a lot of nice designs. We’re looking forward to the actual book Imagimorphia being published.
Data from the book:
Illustrator: Kerby Rosanes
Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books
Product dimensions: 9 x 250 x 250 mm
Price: € 12,99
This book can be pre-ordered at Bol.com
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.