Eeep! Been awhile since my last post, but finally finished the coloring book. Took a bit longer than I expected. I just have to figure out the binding, which I have a few ideas to try out. Bad thing though was printing copies. Was a bit more expensive than I thought, $5 a book, and I didn't print on 100% post consumer recycled paper!! So I feel like an asshole. There's 12 front/back pages on a type of cardstock and cover page. Luckily, I only made 12 books so will make the next ones more sustainable. Even if it costs a little more, it's worth it.
The book itself if just repeating patterns which I think would be super fun to color. I have bags of colored pencils I don't use and am thinking of giving them away with the book. So you can use it right away. My intention is to sell these at festivals along with my magnets and prints. Next step is to get decent prints of my pieces and a booth! So much money blaaahh!!! :( But here's some pictures, so enjoy! :)
So the show went pretty fantastic. Met some amazing people and saw some great art, I'm really looking forward to new shows and new people! I uploaded my recent colored pencil series in the colored pencil section of my works, so check that out. Hopefully, I'll have a show for them soon enough, they deserve it! Below is a snippit of them, when I was in progress. (why didn't I move my shoes?) Plus, in this photo you get more an idea of the size of them.
Since I've finished this series I've had a plethora of ideas on what to do next. I definitely want to complete a coloring book for festival season, which is here in a couple weeks, ie! I'm really kicking myself for not taking pictures of the last series when they were sketched out to make a coloring book to go along with the show. Oh well, next time! But a coloring book can be done in no time. As for a series, I went on a search for inspiration and found it. . . quite quickly in a beautiful Donovan poster (pictured to the left here courtesy of fanpop.com)
And that's all I'll say for now :)
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.