Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Meet Lou - Colourer of the Month

This will be a monthly post, featuring someone whose colouring has caught my eye.

Check out Colourer of the Month for April - Helen
Check out Colourer of the Month for May - Erin
Check out Colourer of the Month for June - Kate

Introducing Lou who lives in Ontario, Canada.

From Peter Pan by Fabiana Attansio

What made you start colouring?

I was part of a Facebook group for a show on tv; a lady posted that she was starting a new group for people who wanted to share from the upcoming colouring book. I hadn't heard of the "adult colouring world" up till then so I was intrigued! I looked into it a bit and started off printing a couple of pages from Pinterest (naughty I know now) before I realised that wasn't a great thing to do, so I went out and bought Lost Ocean. Then Enchanted Forest. Then I read on one of the Facebook pages about a colour along for an Alice in Wonderland book and I loved the idea so I got into it too! It really snowballed from there!

From Grimm''s Fairytales by Zenescope

From Grimm's Fairytales by Zenescope

Do you consider colouring to be art?

I don't consider myself an artist or to be honest, any of the pages that I've coloured to be works of art! BUT, there are some amazing colourists out there whose work is breath-taking. I'm in awe. They have such great ideas on how to take a page and not just colour inside the lines, but transform it and make it their own. I'm not a colouring pioneer but I am a good follower. Lol. I watch and learn.

From the Macmillan Alice in Wonderland

What materials do you like to use?

I almost exclusively use pencils. I started with markers but once I progressed to the point where I wanted to try out shading, they were put away. i bought Prismacolor Scholars first and then upgraded to the Premiers.  I have bought a few Faber Castell Polychromos and  some Marco Raffines, but the Prismas will always be my true loves.

From Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford

From Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford

Which is your favourite colouring book?

There's no way I can answer this one! It changes daily. My book collection has really snowballed in the past 3 months so I think I'm a bit spoilt for choice. I love colouring fantasy, and especially people, so if I absolutely HAD to choose one I think I'd go for the Grimm's Fairytale book by Zenescope.

From Game of Thrones

Do you frame your finished colourings? Or display them?

Never. I colour exclusively in books and I would never take my pretties apart! Ha ha!

From Jasmine Beckett-Griffith book

From Jasmine Beckett-Griffith book

What is your favourite colour?

I am attracted to bold colours. I think red is my favourite, but it depends on the picture. As long as it's bright, I'm good. My goal is to try a softer approach to my colouring, but it's not my natural style.

Thanks Lou.

Here are the books that Lou is colouring from…..

Peter Pan by Fabiana Attanasio

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Grimm's Fairytales Adult Colouring book by Zenescope

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

The Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

The Macmillan Alice Colouring book

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

The Official Game of Thrones Colouring book

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Jasmine Beckett-Griffith Coloring book

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

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Reviews and Posts from last week

"I am all astonishment'" said Miss Bingley - review is here.

What is a Wyvern? It's a "Fantasy Creature" - review is here

Wendy Lures Us Into Fashion's Golden Age of Illustration - review is here.


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