Series: Vive Le Color
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Clr Csm edition (August 19, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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This is a smaller format book of butterfly designs. While it is small in the hand at approximately 7 x 7 inches, it is filled with 72 pages of beautiful butterflies. The binding is at the top of the book and it will be extremely easy to remove pages. So easy, in fact, that I think it might be difficult to keep the book together. There is a thick hard piece of cardboard at the back of the book which will make it easy to take this book on-the-go without need of a desk or table underneath.The designs are printed on the front side of each bright white medium weight page with the backside blank. The prints themselves are done in a very light fashion – almost gray in tone. I like this as it will allow my coloring to dominate in the finished piece versus the heavy black lines of the original design. I can also decide if I want to re-enforce the black lines or to color over them in a different shade.The designs are beautiful and have a variety of styles. While they are on the smaller side, they will present a nice challenge due to the detail in some and the openness of others (in which I can add my own elements of pattern and design.) I will probably resort to my magnifying lamp from time to time with this book.My pencils and gel pens are working great with the paper but I will use a backing piece of freezer paper or cardstock if I decide to use markers as some may leach through and ruin the next page of designs.This is a new design company for me and, based on how beautifully done and unusual the concept is for this book, I have ordered their books on Japan and India. I'm looking forward to coloring in this book and find it very unique and unusual compared to other books I own.
Beautiful book and easy to carry. The designs are extremely pretty but impossible to color. I haven't been able to complete one page as the lines are so extremely fine that is impossible to color inside them. I wonder what type of pencils or markers are needed for this. I have markers with very fine tips and still I'd color outside the lines.Really, impossible to color.
This is a smaller book which is nice however the coloring spaces are tiny as well as the lines and not very dark so if people have vision issues it may be hard to see. There are a lot of pages though which is nice.
It's not exactly what I expected, it's thick but it's put together like a set of sticky pads. It's not an actual book. While I understand it said that each pafe was a tear away page, it's hard to color and flip the page because the pages before are so easy to rip away, the books going to come apart.Now for a compliment, the drawings are beautiful, there's a lot of them....I just don't know how I'm going to keep the book from falling apart as I work.
I agree with other reviews that lines are so light and so close together in some designs that they are almost impossible to color in.Having said that, I have either ignored some of the smaller sections and made them part of a larger section of have simply drawn over the lines and not shaded in. I was really happy with the results.Overall I think this is a great value and I will be buying more viva le color books.
I am an avid, adult colorist and love butterflies, so I had to add this to my collection. I love the style of the book and the beautiful pictures. The lines are lighter than most books, so it's easy to outline, in another color, if you'd like. Some of the picture have small details, so I recommend a very thin, fine line media of your choice.***For those that follow my reviews, YES I do pay full price for some things. LOL****
Every page in this little book is butterflies. Some are more reallistic, and some are more artistic. You have a very good selection to choose from.I just got this book, so I don't have any completed pictures to show you, but I will include an unfinished picture for an example.My only complaint is that the book is very small, 6 1/2" square. So, the pictures could be copied and resized if you like. Some of the pictures are challenging, and some are VERY challenging. If you like to color highly detailed and tiny-spaced pictures, this is your book.
This is my granddaughters second time coloring the same book. She saw it in the store and wanted it, so I figured we could do it together. The first book took her several months to finish. She is 5, loves all things art, and absolutely loves butterflies. She likes using the fine line markers, but her favorite tools for this has become the watercolor pencils. This book may be for adults but it is excellent for any child that understands, enjoys, and excels in art. To my knowledge all the Vive Le Color books have superior picture quality. The outlines are not overly dark so you can use as little or as much detail as is wanted. This gives a wonderful artistic flare for a more polished picture and overall personal satisfaction. A five year old does not use nearly all the detail, however that has not mattered to her at all. It is obvious there is a big difference in her ability when comparing her before and after work. She was more excited getting the same book for a second time than she was initially. Lol.Vive Le Color!
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