Top positive review
Good book with good variety
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
Quick Review: Good book, lots of pages, good paper, no back to back images, and each group of books are kept separate except for the first 4 preview pages. I recommend this book with a few things to note below.
First off, these are lots of different designs that the artist pulled from books specifically about the 4 listed in the description (Mermaids, Fairies, Vampires, Dragons). I picked up this book because I was looking for an adult book to color, specifically with human figures. The dragons were a bonus, and honestly, that is where I feel this book shines.
There seems to be a bit of an artist progression as you go through this book and through the different themes.
The book starts off with the mermaid section. This section has some good drawings in it that will be fun to color, but it by far has the least amount of detail in the drawings from the artist. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you like to illustrate. If you are into creating your own detail you will like these pages.
The second section is the fairy section. This group has a little more detail on some of the drawings, but the whole section is way more cartoon-ish when it comes to the figures. The majority of this section feels like it belongs in a kids coloring book, not all of it though as there are a few adult themed pages, but most of it. This will probably be my least used section unless I cut out some pages for kids to color.
Next is the vampire section. This will probably be my favorite section in the book based on the human figures drawn here. There is a good balance of theme and detail in these images. The backgrounds are very good and will really make these images fun to go through. That and all the provocative ladies lol.
The last section is the dragon section. These images are VERY detailed. The artist went all in on the detail of these images and there is very little empty white space on these pages. They really focus on the dragons in these images as there are vary few human figures here. Each dragon looks different and there are even a few that are more lizard like.
Great things about the book: Variety: Over 100 images unique in their own way. Paper: The paper in this book is great. It feels a little thicker than your normal printer paper but not quite construction paper. Images are not back to back and the back of the pages is black to help cover up bleed through if you are using a penetrating ink (I have yet to test how alcohol markers bleed through yet, I will update once I try those).
1. The fairy section will have limited use for me.
2. Having so much variety with 100+ images is great, and not having the images back to back is great, but together they add up to quite a large book making it kind of difficult to manage while coloring. The first image I did, I cut out of the book and will now have to find a place to keep the image. I will likely have others as well as I will probably cut all of my images out of the book.