Pop Culture Colouring Books

As the holiday season approaches, I’m always thinking of things to get for difficult-to-choose-for family and friends. As a colouring addict, I’m always trying to recruit newbies to the  cause – and what better way than gifting a colouring book in the theme of their favourite show!

These books are either recently released or due to be released before January 2017. Release dates may vary from place to place – check the included Amazon or Book Depository links to see release dates for your area.

Bobs Burgers Official Colouring Book

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Artist – Loren Bouchard

Available now on Amazon US here

Available from the Book Depository here

HBO Game Of Thrones Coloring Book

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Available October 1st from the Book Depository here.

Available October 27th from Amazon US here.

Avatar Coloring Book

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Available October 25th

Preorder on the Book Depository here.

Preorder on Amazon US here

Serenity Coloring Book

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Released October 25th.

Preorder on the Book Depository here.

Preorder on Amazon US here

Princess Bride Coloring Book

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Released December 13th

Preorder at The Book Depository here

Preorder on Amazon US here

Dr Seuss Coloring Book

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Released November 1st

Preorder on Amazon US here

Preorder at The Book Depository here.

Star Trek The Original Series Coloring Book

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Released November 8th

Preorder on the Book Depository here.

Preorder on Amazon US here.

Star Trek The Next Generation Coloring Book

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Released November 8th

Preorder on Amazon US here

Preorder on the Book Depository here.

Supernatural Coloring Book

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Available now from Amazon US here

Available now from the Book Depository

 

Home Alone Coloring Book

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Released 3rd November

Preorder from Amazon US here

Preorder from the Book Depository here

Assassins Creed Coloring Book

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Released October 25th from Amazon US here

Released November 15th from the Book Depository here.

World Of Warcraft Coloring Book

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Released December 13th

Preorder on Amazon US here

Preorder on The Book Depository here

Little House Coloring Book

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Available October 25th from  Amazon US here

Available November 1st from The Book Depository here.

Fantastic Beasts Coloring Book

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Available now from the Book Depository here

Available now from Amazon US here.

The World Of The Hunger Games Coloring Book

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Available September 27th

Preorder from Amazon US here

Preorder from the Book Depository here

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Coloring Book

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Releases January 17th

Preorder from the Book Depository here

Preorder from Amazon US here

 

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Thankyou for reading,

Batgirl x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Coloring Books

Halloween Coloring Books

Halloween is a fantasy lovers dream! So many amazing artists producing gorgeous artwork and colouring books for us. The following books are my top three, complete with a summary and flipthrough of each –

Note – I haven’t seen every Halloween themed colouring book, in fact, I haven’t seen most. If I do see anymore amazing ones, I will add to this post 😉

Spellbinding Images Extended Edition Volume 1 

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Artist – Nikki Burnette
Pages – 110

Paper – Medium thickness, bright white, lightly textured.

Intricacy – Moderate
Line thickness – Thin-medium
Features
•20 images from the original Spellbinding Images have been reimagined and drawn with new details and backgrounds.
• 20 ‘mini’ images – cropped areas from the full size images half size.
• 10 ‘grid’ drawing sections complete with instructions.

Amazon -http://goo.gl/VP9chs

Book Depository http://goo.gl/68ZV3T

Flipthrough

 

Whimsical Halloween 

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Artist – Molly Harrison
Pages – 66
Paper – Medium thickness, bright white, lightly textured.
Intricacy – Moderate
Line thickness – Thin
Features
• 32 Halloween fairies, witches, cats, owls
• Images do not enter spine
• Cute illustration style is suitable for all ages
Book Depository – http://goo.gl/9waUrT
Amazon – http://goo.gl/o5KMft

Flipthrough –

 

Enchanted Halloween

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Artist – Hannah Lynn
Pages – 126
Paper – Medium thickness, bright white, lightly textured.
Intricacy – Moderate
Line thickness – Medium – thick
Features
• 30 new colouring images from
• Each image is repeated twice for a total of 60 images
• Variety of vampires, werewolves, witches, pumpkins, animals and so much more
Book Depository – http://goo.gl/hdEUws
Amazon – http://goo.gl/KSKZkp

Flipthrough –

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list and happy colouring!
Batgirl xx

Hannah Lynns’ Sweet And Simple Girls Of Whimsy

Hannah Lynns’ Sweet And Simple Girls Of Whimsy

Artist – Hannah Lynn

Pages – 108

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As my regulars know, I’m a bit of a fantasy lover – I’m always on the lookout for anything fairy, dragon, cryptozoology-related. This also means I can be a touch critical of anything fantasy related! 

The book is around A4 size, at 21.6cm x 28cm, which I find a great size for transporting and using at home.

The cover is a glossy cardstock, complete with a collage of completed images from the book, for an outstanding effect.

The spine is glue bound, which means it can withstand quite a bit of manoeuvring without pages falling out or the spine breaking. The spine is quite pliable with some use as well, which is very helpful! 

Images are single sided, which is fantastic – something I’m seeing more and more amongst all levels of publishers! The images also contain a very helpful border around the edge of the image, preventing the image entering the spine! 

The paper is not very thick, but does have a bit of texture, and works well with pencils. One of the front pages instructs you to place a few pages of copy paper behind each image, to prevent bleeding or indentation from pencils. 

I didn’t have any problem with indentation with pencils or gel pens, and I didn’t put any copy paper behind the pages I worked on.

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Coloured with Polychromos pencils

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Images

If you are familiar with Hannah Lynns work, you will know what to expect. For those of you who aren’t, imagine characters such as Rainbow Brite, Cinderella and Alice In Wonderland all grown up and ready to bring to life with colour.

There are 50 images, all containing one of these women, and often a fantasy creature or two. The variety of fantasy figurines that have been captured in fifty pages is truly amazing, and each page has given me something else to imagine and add life to! 

The line thickness is primarily moderate throughout, with the occasional thinner line in the background. This adds to the sense of consistency woven through these magical pages. 

The purpose of this book is to give Hannah Lynn fans images to colour that are not as intricate as some of her previous work, and she has definitely succeeded. Images are low intricacy, and provide a large amount of space to work on your blending and shading, as well as skin tones and hair. 

Images are a variety of landscape and portrait images, which is a nice variety, especially given the theme – sometimes portrait just doesn’t suit! 

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Hannah Lynn Fantasy coloring book adults

Health

My two favourite colouring ‘themes’, particularly for health benefits, are fantasy and nature. This one has both, and I think the benefits are great. Something else I really love about Hannah Lynns work is you can always look at the original artwork if you are having trouble with colour choices. This is great if you get anxious about making the ‘right’ colour choices.

Each image takes you into another world, a place filled with wolf cubs, a magical forest, an underworld empire, that you can disappear into.

The intricacy is perfect for those with fluctuating concentration levels as the images are designed to be simple. 

The line thickness and intricacy makes it most likely suitable for anyone with a vision impairment or fine motor skill issues, but as always, please check the images before purchasing! 

I can see this book being well used! 

I hope youve enjoyed this review,
Batgirl x

Sweet and Simple Whimsy Girls – Mermaids and More To Color is available from Amazon US here and The Book Depository here