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Escape to Christmas Past: A Colouring Book Adventure Paperback – 5 Nov 2015
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Good Wives and Warriors is the creative partnership established by Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art. Their experimental collaborative approach to illustration and installation has led to exhibitions and a wide range of projects all over the world.
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Some pictures I have coloured
This is a beautiful book by Goodwives and Warriors and is the first in their "Escape To" series. (At the time of posting there are currently 4 titles in this series available) It measures at approximately 18.5cm x 18.5cm. Inside this book there are 70 illustrations. Approximately 44 single page illustrations and 26 double page spreads. Almost every illustration is drawn all the way in to the spine. I found the spine to be very tight and even after working it, it doesn't sit flat enough to be able to colour extremely close to it precisely. All the illustrations are printed double sided, using alcohol markers stains the next page. However I had no problems with gel pens or fineliners. The paper itself is non perforated, of medium quality with a slightly textured surface. I used a mix of Marco Raffines and Polychromos for most of the illustrations I've completed and found that multiple layers of pencil was difficult, as the tooth runs out quicker then I would of expected.
The illustrations contained within the book are based on the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The original story was written during the Victorian era and a lot of the illustrations reflect that by having a very elegant by-gone feel to them.
These illustrations vary from bells, mistletoe and Christmas pudding to dreamy scenes you can recognise from Charles Dickens work. Interspersed throughout the illustrations are pre printed black elements. The thicker of these are used in a few scenes to illustrate a dark night sky.Read more ›
The format is quite small which was just lovely in the busy time before Christmas. The pictures are old fashioned as would be expected by the title and the line drawing is clear and easy to see. There are different levels of content with some pictures quick to finish and others spread over two pages. I don't enjoy two page spreads as getting into the spine of the book creates problems and one is always in danger of breaking the spine. I have as yet not completed a two page spread in this book.
The paper is of a good quality, but the pictures are printed on both sides of the page, so I would not recommend markers or wet media. I have used both pencils and gel pens and they have been fine.
I really love this book and look forward to seeing any new books brought out by Good Wives and Warriors.
I have included a few of my completed pictures to show some of the content. They are coloured by myself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the story in this colouring book. Great gift for everyone. Lovely quality.Published 4 months ago by Mary
Great delivery book smaller than I thought it would be but pictures to colour r really nice. Only give it 4 stars for size of book.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this as I thought it would help me relax and get in the Christmas mood.
It has successfully done both. Read more
one of the best colouring books, great christmas feel and follows a christmas carol. Good thick paper and nice size not a4 but bigger than a5. Would recommendPublished 8 months ago by Snow Flake