Hey there everyone! I had the pleasure to be bought the Jasmine Becket Griffith Halloween coloring book recently, and I just had to review it for you!
Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s Halloween Coloring Book review
This book is published by Blue angel publishing
You can find this book here Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book: A Spine-Tingling Fantasy Art Adventure
I’ve been very excited about this Halloween themed colouring book , since Jasmine announced it earlier this year- it is her second colouring book , the images contained within its pages have been converted to line-art by Jenna Phelan from 55 of Jasmine’s original paintings, which are fantastically unique and slightly whimsical and there are 46 pages to colour in total.
There is a plain kraft card cover to this book, with a beautiful removable dust jacket, featuring a coloured image of one of the pages inside the book on the front cover, and on the back there is information on what is contained in the book, along with some part coloured preview images of pages in the book (six preview images in total on the back cover) it has a lovely texture and is a matt finish. There’s also the name of the book along the spine, which some books don’t have.
Inside the front of the dust jacket there is information about the author and artist, including details of her website (well worth a look, it is full of amazing things!) and before you get to the colouring pages themselves, there is a publisher info page, and an introduction page, telling you what to expect inside the book, which I have touched on below.
This book contains Halloween images including witches, vampires, pumpkins and skulls, along with some gothic style beauties, and a lot of the pictures in this book have animals and backgrounds to colour alongside the characters. Jasmine says on the introduction page that this book is primarily aimed at grownups but can be enjoyed by all ages. I agree as some of the pictures in this book my daughter who is four would love to get her hands on! It is so appealing to the eye that I caught her leafing through it several times to look at all the pictures.
Jasmine has created the book to combine some more intricate pages, with some with less detail, so it caters for all skill levels. A couple of the pages are made up of four separate mini paintings, with a small gap between each which is a nice touch , and great if you have a short amount of time to colour in and don’t want to start one of the full sized artwork pages.
The paper has a really nice feel to it, and isn’t at all flimsy – it is a cream/ off white colour and seems like it’s going to be nice to colour on! I’d still recommend putting a blotter piece of cardstock in between the pages if you attempt to colour in it with markers/ gel pens to be on the safe side. I’m most likely going to use pencils in this book, just to make sure there isn’t any leak through. If there was it wouldn’t be a major problem, as all that is on the reverse of the pages is the description of the next piece of artwork !
There’s also an added bonus to this book. Opposite every colouring page there is a description of the original art piece, with its name, date of creation, medium, and a short description by the artist. I for one really like to know about the art I’m colouring, and enjoy this added touch.
So far I’ve coloured one of the pages, with the 4 mini images on it. I used prismacolor pencils (get the 72 set HERE) to colour it, and the blender pencil!
as well as the written review, I have recorded you a flip through! I hope you enjoy it!