Publisher – Lightburst Media
Pages – 90
The cover of this book took me awhile to take in – there’s a lot going on at first glance, and I love the overall effect. A coloured image from the book in a colourful palette.
The spine is glue bound, although not tightly, meaning it will become more pliable with use.
The paper in the book is bright white and textured, and is a delight to colour with pencils. I managed quite a few layers and could have easily used a few more without the paper filling up. Fineliners and waterbased markers bleed a little, alcohol markers will bleed a lot, so make sure to pop a piece of card or a few sheets of normal paper behind each image to protect it.
Thankfully images are single sided, so there’s no need to worry about markers or fineliners ruining the next image!
The images also have a white border around each one to prevent the images entering the spine, something that will be a relief to a lot of colourists!
The front cover describes this book as a ‘Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure’ and I’d say that’s about as accurate as it gets!
I’ll admit, the first flip through had me a bit confused – I couldn’t wrap my head around the ‘story’ or theme the artist was going for. But on my second and third look through, I started to appreciate the story and line work in each image.
There is a large variety of images within the book – astronauts, aliens, alien abductions, space monsters, space romance and so much more. Each time I look through, I seem to find something new!
The drawing style is quite unique, with most images containing some rough lines and others very detailed lines.
Line work within the book, and each image, varies quite a bit, with some images containing mainly thin lines, with some thick, other containing lots of thick black lines and some tiny thin lines – but it seems to work quite well with the image style,
Intricacy varies a bit. Some images contain mostly larger spaces with very few small detailed areas with some images containing many more small, intricate areas to colour.
If you like being transported away, taken on a journey and away from Earth – this book will most certainly achieve this! It’s a book that is good to colour when you need a distraction, as the subject matter and offbeat images are quite amusing to colour and imagine!
It would suit fluctuating concentration levels, as there is a variety of intricacy. If you can only focus for a few minutes at a time one day, and much longer the next day, you’ll be able to pick and choose areas of images that suit your concentration.
The line thickness will most likely suit those with fine motor and vision impairments, but as ever, please have a look at the images before you make any decisions!
If you enjoy a bit of weird and wacky colouring, have a read of this review!