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Mythomorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge Paperback – 11 Apr 2017

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Plume Books; Clr Csm edition (11 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735211094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735211094
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes works mainly with ordinary black pens to magically illustrate his "doodle" world.

Most of his works are characterized by whimsical lines, patterns, characters and little elements that are spontaneously combined to create massive compositions depicting his everyday experiences or anything that inspires him.

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This book is beyond beautiful! Just like animorphia and imagimorphia. My kerby collection of the 'morphia' is now complete! A happy colorist! Thank you!
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OMG-- THIS IS A MUST HAVE BOOK! Just like the rest of his series, they just keep getting better and better and with this last one I am not sure how he will top this. I just cannot wait until he does but until then I will be coloring away. The paper is great VERY heavy duty art paper. The black does not smudge off even when using a blender pencil. A number of pages is incredible and very generous, especially when you take into account the price--I would pay more- but glad I dont have too- He has single pages and double page images. The only con about this book is trying to figure out what pic to start with and that is not that bad of a negative to have.
I cannot say enough about this book, I really cannot. I have both of his others and now all 3- ANYONE who likes coloring will like these books. I am glad he went away from so many of the doodle creatures
BUY THIS BOOK- ITS A MUST HAVE
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 53 Stunning Designs based on Mythological creatures and stories – printed both sides of the page 11 April 2017
By iiiireader - Published on Amazon.com
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I will attach a silent full book flip-through video to this review so you can see if it will work for you. I will also post a few photos of designs in the book.

I own both of Kerby Rosanes earlier books (“Animorphia” and “Imagimorphia”) and really like both books. I thought it might be difficult for the artist to reach the same level with his new book. I was wrong. This is absolutely my favorite Rosanes coloring book yet. The designs are beautiful and odd at the same time – just what I want from this artist. The subject matter is cohesive and presents a great story of mythological creatures and stories.

What was different and made the book more unique, is that there is less of the doodle creatures in the designs. While I love the doodle style, it made for a wonderful change of pace to have less in this book. It really provided a fantastic view of the artist's wide range of skill. I hope to see more coloring books in both styles in the future.

As soon as I held and saw the physical book in my hands, I immediately ordered a second copy. I want to be able to use whatever coloring medium I wish on these fantastic designs. I'll probably pick up the UK version (in several months when it comes out) for pencil coloring as my experience is that the UK paper is best for that medium.

This is what I experienced while coloring in this book and testing my various coloring medium on the paper.

53 Designs based on Mythological creatures and stories as interpreted in a refined form of Kerby Rosanes doodle style artwork.

Designs are printed on both sides of heavyweight soft white slightly smooth non-perforated paper

Many designs spread across two pages

Two page designs have a white strip running down both sides of the page at the binding

Hybrid Glued and Sewn Binding (lots of little stitches rather than the few in a sewn binding.) I don't suggest cutting pages out as you will lose important parts of designs.

Had difficulty getting the book to open flat for coloring

Alcohol-based markers bleed through

Most water-based markers bleed through spotty (my only exception was the brush end of my Tombows which did not bleed through)

India ink pens left shadows on the back of the page

Gel pens did not leak through the paper

Coloring pencils did well with this paper. While it is slightly smooth, it still has enough tooth to grip pigment fairly well. I tested both oil and wax based pencils with similar results. I was able to layer the same color, multiple colors and also to blend fairly easily with a blending stick.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Publishing error???? 12 April 2017
By Jeri Artal - Published on Amazon.com
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Love the potential in this book but something went wrong somewhere and I got missing pages and duplicate pages in my book. What's here is amazing, but I am disappointed in the mistakes.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10, 5/5 You Need This Book 19 April 2017
By Aeryn Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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Totally his best book yet. I'm VERY pleased with this purchase. I've usually bought the British versions of his books due to line-up issues in the American versions (the ram whose nose is off, the butterfly not lined up, etc) but I couldn't wait for this book and was pleasantly surprised that not only are the images just a 1/4 of an inch away from the "ditch" in the book, but they seem to be properly lined up as well. Perhaps the printers are listening to comments, eh? Kerby's work has always been wonderful, and I LOVE animals so I thought nothing could replace Animorphia (even Imagimorphia which I also have) but this one? Dragons, mermaids, gnomes, orcs, yeti, nearly all the kinds of mythical creatures you could ever think of are included. The images seem to be bigger than they have been and while there is still much to colour, you don't have quite as many tiny tiny spots. The best part for me? No more of the "complete yourself" pieces. I always jokingly whisper "no, Kerby, YOU draw it, I just want to colour" when I come across those pages. There are none in this book. He's fully drawn and shaded every image in the book and it's WONDERFUL. 10/10, you need this book
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice adult color book that has intricate details that make ... 16 April 2017
By Leo - Published on Amazon.com
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A really nice adult color book that has intricate details that make coloring this one a joy. The only issue I have is it's double sided and I hate being concerned with my art transferring to the back page. I've used gel pens and have not had any transfer issues thus far, but I would not use any markers in this book. I attached11 pictures! Why aren't they posted like the same person who posted pictures of the whole book. I 2 mins from never ordering from amazon again.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mythomorphia 14 April 2017
By Angie - Published on Amazon.com
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I had picked up one of this author's other coloring books previously and put it right back. I was so intimidated by the amount of detail! While less detailed, Mythomorphia is no less intimidating because the illustrations are absolutely mind blowing! As you can probably decipher from the title, the theme of the images is myths. It's full of everything from dragons to fairies to the Sphinx. Some pages are pretty and some are creepy, but all are amazing.

Mythomorphia is a paperback. Nothing too fancy going on with the cover, but the insides do not disappoint. The paper is fairly thick and white, which is standard for these type of adult coloring books. Colored pencils and gel pens work best, since alcohol based markers do bleed through in places and leave shadows on the back of the page. All of the pages are printed double sided, so you'll likely want to stick with coloring mediums that don't bleed or show on the back. There are several two pages spreads, but the illustrations do not go all the way into the binding. Instead there's a gap. On one hand, I like that, since you can color everything. But on the other hand, the pictures look broken.

The illustrations of Mythomorphia are really amazing, and like I said, seem to be less detailed than the artist's previous coloring books. Not that there aren't a lot of intricate details, because there are (especially on that Chinese dragon!). But there's less "morphing" going on in this one, so there's fewer random doodles adding to the pictures. Instead, these mostly seem to be straight forward images of the mythical creatures. There are small random objects mixed in as part of the scavenger hunt portion of the book though.

Overall, I think Mythomorphia is a great adult coloring book. By no means is it an easy one, and each picture will give you hours of relaxation and entertainment.
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