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I Always Forget About This 10 Minute Rule!

I have just tried to submit an article about my new hobby (colouring in adult colouring books) and I had forgotten about the 10 minute gap between articles. I saved it in a draft but that didn't register, so I shall have to try again.

Anyway, whilst in Blackpool I bought a new (much bigger) colouring book for £12.99 from a local art suppliers called Granthams. I also bought some Derwent Coloursoft Pencils as I can buy them individually in there at £1.55 each. Bargain if you compare the price with the Derwent website. Mum bought me some complimentary pencils in a tin for my birthday so I am building up my collection steadily.

The book itself is called The Big Beautiful Colouring Book and each page has perforations down the left side, enabling it to be taken out and framed, once a drawing has been completed. Or, the finished colouring in can be left in the book. I have taken one out already that I coloured in for Mum and she has framed it and it now hangs on the wall in the front room. I forgot to photograph it but I will next time I'm there.

The photographs I have submitted are from a review I typed on Amazon. I have the dubious honour of being the first to review this book so I hope someone else buys one on the basis of what I have written. The drawings in the book are basic compared to the other books I have but the paper is fantastic quality and each drawing is blank on the reverse, so no worries about 'bleeding' if I am using fibre tip pens.

The bird has been coloured in with Staedtler pens and the lady has been coloured in with the Derwent pencils. It is quite striking how the effects are different depending on the medium used. The pens are more vivid and the pencils more subtle. I do like using both, however.

I hope you like them too.

Image Credit » My photograph taken using a Sony Cybershot Digital Camera

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wolfgirl569 wrote on April 9, 2015, 6:06 PM

I still have not bought me a coloring book but have been thinking about it. Very pretty colors on the bird

GrannyGee wrote on April 9, 2015, 6:14 PM

I can imagine the beauty of the book, with quality paper to color on ... then, to be able to frame it.

valmnz wrote on April 9, 2015, 9:30 PM

The best way of getting and the ten minute rule is to go read and comment on a whole lot of posts before your start again.

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 10, 2015, 3:26 AM

It seems to be a fine workmanship and you have to be very thorough when you do it .The bird in the photo looks like phoenix -a fabulous bird here .

inertia4 wrote on April 10, 2015, 7:57 AM

Janey1966 That is an interesting picture. I actually forgot about these adult coloring books. I have to look into them again. But this weekend I have to help my son with his iPad and iPhone. Something happened to them and I might have to pay to have them fixed. SO I will have to put off buying anything else.

Janey1966 wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:56 AM

Thank you. I used Staedtler Triplus Colour Pens for that image. They are very bright and it's unfortunate I couldn't upload another photograph that showed the picture I coloured in using Derwent Coloursoft pencils as it's a complete contrast..but, never mind, you get the general idea!

Janey1966 wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:57 AM

Yes, each drawing is unique and I will colour them all in..get my money's worth lol.

Janey1966 wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:58 AM

What a brilliant idea! I shall bear this in mind next time I submit an article..thank you!

Janey1966 wrote on April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM

Thanks very much. I have always been good at colouring. It's drawing I'm no good at although in other books I have, in a few of the drawings the author gives me the opportunity of finishing a few of them off by myself. I have done so with a page full of patterns but drawings birds and things..useless!

Janey1966 wrote on April 10, 2015, 9:05 AM

There is a book I know you would like called Doodle Invasion and the illustrator is a guy called Kerby Rosanes. He is from the Philippines and he specialises in non-girly stuff, something that actually appeals to me as I'm a bit sick of colouring in flowers and the like. It would make a great alternative to the twee pics! Over here it's £9.95 on Amazon so I reckon it will probably work out cheaper in the US. Kerby has a few videos of his drawing technique on YouTube as well. Even if you don't buy the book you can check his work out on there if you want. It's mesmerising!

Dragonfairy1 wrote on April 11, 2015, 1:13 PM

That looks great, and sounds a fun hobby x

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 12, 2015, 1:40 AM

Even though I don't know what the adult colouring book is like ,I can imagine you certainly have a sense of achievement each time when you finish one of them .