I get so excited about the strangest things, but being in the new Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book really tops my charts!
"Volume 4 of the Doodlers Anonymous coloring book features the doodles and drawings of 60 artists from around the globe - some fresh novices, others seasoned veterans, all of whom share a love for the hand-drawn.
The artwork is playful, beautiful and inspiring - not something off the shelf. So treat yourself, your family, and your faves to a little bit of happy!"
This crazy animated gif features a few of the images from the new book. If you stare really hard at it, you can catch a glimpse of my art! It's a mandala-ish sort of thing made up of plant pods... no, really, it's cool!! Even Lilah likes it. And it will be very fun to color.
If you pre-order it now, CLICK HERE, you can save $3 off the regular price. The three previous coloring books are also really nice.
If you are thinking of giving this as a Christmas gift, I suggest including a set of Staedtler fine tip coloring pens. I have just recently gotten addicted to these and was freaked to discover that there is not only a gorgeous set of 20, but also two additional sets with pastels and forest colors. The images in these coloring books have very fine details, so I think these pens - with the books - would be Doodle Nirvana!
Here are some Amazon links for the pens:
And, yes, you can create tangles in color with these pens too!
I wanted to show you a page I colored in one of the older Doodlers Anonymous coloring Books.
I used the Fineliner pens and the colors look bright and beautiful. Because they are finepoint, I color in with crosshatching.
In areas where I went over many times, some of the color bled through to the back of the page. Not as bad as with regular tipped markers though.
I didn't care about the image on the back (a motorcycle), but you could always photocopy the page if you are worried about that.
As far as longevity - I really don't know. Markers aren't designed to last for a long time. Graphic designers used them for speed of color application and the art was scanned for reproduction. If your coloring book masterpieces mean a lot to you, I suggest scanning or taking a photo. But the whole point is to enjoy the process while working - and I enjoy using these colored pens. :-)