Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Adult Coloring Book With Color By Number or NOT" by C. R. Gilbert

Adult Coloring Book
With Color By Number or NOT
by C. R. Gilbert

Adult Coloring Book With Color By Number or NOT by C. R. Gilbert

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The author stops by today for a short interview and to share an excerpt.

When it is time to relax and unwind from the activities of the day, there is simply nothing better than a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite coloring pencils and books. With the explosion of interest in adult coloring books, adults of all ages have been able to rediscover the joys of exploring their creative minds. However, some of us never really mastered the art of choosing the right colors. We are more than just color-blind; we are color-challenged.
In this unique twist on the coloring books for adults genre, C.R. Gilbert has added an extra element to her coloring book designs. From the mind of the artist, you will find two copies of each design - one with numbers and one without numbers. You will also find a key that describes the recommended color combinations, and you will find two practice templates to help you to explore new color combinations before diving into coloring the actual design. There is actually no better method available to help you learn how to combine the colors of the rainbow into any design you attempt.
When you begin this journey, you will see designs that will use just three colors. By the time you reach the end of the book, the more complex designs will include up to six individual colors. If you have ever struggled with picking the best colors for the illustrations you tackle, you will surely find this must-have coloring-guide to be helpful and very educational.
By the time you have completed this remarkable coloring book for adults, you will have a lot more confidence in your ability to combine a variety of colors in a really beautiful way.

Click here to look inside.

Praise for the Book
Review by iiiireader on Amazon (click here to read the full review, including a video showing each page of the book).
This is a coloring book that is also a book which can help teach you how to color as well. The concept of the book is quite different. There are two versions of each of the 20 designs. The first is a regular line drawing and the second has color numbers placed in each of the segments of the design. These two pages are followed by an additional page which provides the key to the color by number page as well as two additional spots where you can use your own colors to replace the colors for each number. On this page, you are provided two segments of the design in which you can test out your color choices.
I generally don't do color by number because I can see the numbers through (as I don't press really hard with my coloring pencils.) I really like the way this book is put together, though. I can follow the key for colors but do it on the version of the design that doesn't have the numbers printed. For those who can cover those numbers or for those who simply don't mind, you can use the pre-printed, numbered design.
There are 20 designs in the book and they range from mandalas to repeating patterns to animals. For my first two projects, I chose a fish design. I used the same brand of coloring pencils for each. I did my version of the design first so I would not be influenced by the color by number design and used a wide variety of colors. I then colored the same designs using the pre-printed number page and following the color key which essentially used two colors (red/blue) and left the white as blank. I had fun doing both styles and happy with both results.
This is what I found in coloring, testing and looking through this coloring book:
  • 20 Designs printed in two formats along with 20 test pages as well for a total of 40 coloring opportunities
  • Printed on one side of the page
  • Paper is thin, white, slightly rough, non-perforated paper typical of CreateSpace published books
  • Book is Glue Bound
  • Designs do not merge into the binding area and either framed with a line or have all elements finished at the edges
  • Coloring book can open fairly flat for coloring purposes
  • Alcohol and water-based markers bleed through this paper
  • Gel pens and India ink can spot through or leave shadows of color depending on how much I put on the page
  • Coloring pencils work well: wax and oil based soft lead lay down color (both with a soft and a firm hand), layer, and blend well; hard lead (like Verithins) dent the back of the page but lay down good color.

Interview With the Author
C. R. Gilbert stops by today to discuss Adult Coloring Book With Color By Number or NOT.
For what age group do you recommend your book?
The coloring book is suitable for people of all ages.
What sparked the idea for this book?
My mother was trying to color a coloring book. She just did not know what colors look good together. So I created a coloring book which contains 3 pages for each design. The design, a numbered design, and a swatch page with suggested colors or you can pick your own colors. I also created a FREE book on basic color theory.
What was the hardest part to write in this book?
The numbering of each design was the hardest part.
How do you hope this book affects its readers?
I hope people feel good about color choices when coloring.
How did you get your book published?
I published this book on Createspace.
What does your family think of your coloring book?
They love it!
What can we look forward to from you in the future?
More great coloring books.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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