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Bohemian Adventures Coloring Poster Book
16 Magical Moroccan Designs - Jumbo-Size Pages
Valori Wells

C&T Publishing (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
9 November 2016/ ISBN 9781617455438
How-To Books/Coloring

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Tear along the perforations and you will have eight 19” x 30” posters to color in this coloring book with a difference. There are actually sixteen different images to choose from but they are double sided; half are pictures and the other half frames in which to draw or write. These can be used as banners for special occasions or a chance to produce some of your own artwork inside an attractive frame, and all are large enough to be used for group coloring sessions. A look on the back of the book will tell you that the artist or publishers think you can use colored pencils, fine-tip markers or watercolors, but if you want to use both sides I should stick to the pencils or at least a light hand with waterbased pens. If you are using pens, fine tips are not ideal for these drawings as most of the areas are large; these are not intricate pictures so larger tipped markers are a better choice. The large expanses to color in are ideal for Zentangles and doodles which would necessitate using a finer point and, like the frames, make this book a great choice for colorists who like to add their own artwork to their pictures. Line widths vary from thick to fairly thin (but very visible) and are good strong hand drawn looking lines with no pixilation. A couple of the pictures are grayscale and a hint on how to color these is given at the front, along with advice on shading. The posters show boho style images of camels, elephants, birds, butterflies (my own favorite), flowers and patterns, and all beg to be colored using your brightest shades. I would recommend this book and its companion Awesome Town by Melissa Averinos (also reviewed on this site) to anybody who likes to color but also enjoys working large, in a group or being able to add their own touches.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines.
Reviewed 2017