Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Meet Amber - 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
Check out Colourer of the Month for July - Lou

Introducing Amber who lives in California, United States



From Exotischer Urwald by Good Wives & Warriors


What made you start colouring?

After I saw a special report on the adult colouring phenomenon on the news, I decided to purchase a couple of books to try it out. It was close to last Christmas. Of course there's no return! Starting with Enchanted Forest and Women in Japanese Art as well as my first 48 Prismacolor pencils, I began my journey. Now I've collected more than 40 books and a variety of mediums. It's been evolving constantly and involves a lot of self-discovery. Now it's more just for relaxation but expression too.


From the Vogue Colouring book
From the Vogue Colouring book


Do you consider colouring to be an art?

Of course! Art is about inspiration. It tickles your soul and makes you 'feel'. I found that when colouring tremendously. Most of the time I salute those talented colourists more than the authors! We (the colorists) bring a lifeless page to life, and ordinary to extraordinary! The authorvstarted withbthe characters and outline of a story, but we are the ones to complete the novel. Especially, we create our piece without having profits in mind. We are the true artists!


From Americana by Charles Wysocki



From Americana by Charles Wysocki


What materials do you like to use?

Watercolor paints and brushes. I started with coloured pencils, but I could never 'connect' with them. The tedious filling in the space distressed me. Like a woman with her shoes, you always have one 'color' short in your pencil collections! (LOL). Thenm I discovered watercolor pencils. It was like moment of Enlightenment! After I bought my first set of watercolor paints, I knew that was it. I can create many colors and focus on more advanced techniques.


From Mythical Mermaids by Selena Fenech


From Colouring Fantasy by Scot Howden


Which is your favourite colouring book?

Oh my, it's not just a book! And there are definitely many more to come! Jade Gedeon's books help to expand my horizon of creativity and techniques. Every woman in the Vogue Coloring book takes my breath away. The Look is the first book where I came to appreciate portraits and fashions. American by Charles Wysocki makes colouring so interesting and fascinating; a fix for my ADHD (LOL). There are so many to choose from. Like all colorists, the problem is lack of time to fondle and colour them.


From Inklings by Tanya Bond 


Do you frame your finished colourings? Or display them?

No, I've not done that. But I have considered it. So far, I've archived them digitally, and I post some of them on my Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as my desktop background.


From Tropical Island Escape by Jade Gedeon

From Rainforest Escape by Jade Gedeon


What is your favourite colour?

I don't know how to answer that question…..becaise I just love them all. I don't have any preferred colour yet. I even like the ugliest colour in the world (LOL) which I saw once on the internet. It was a greyish brownish green. I think it's very melancholic.

Thanks Amber


From Tropical Island Escape by Jade Gedeon

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

Exotischer Urwald by Good Wives & Warriors - see my review and flip through video here.

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









Vogue Colouring book - see my review of Vintage Vogue postcards - here.

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






Americana by Charles Wysocki

You can buy it at - Amazon US only.










Mythical Mermaids by Selena Fenech

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










Colouring Fantasy by Scot Howden

You can buy it at - Amazon US;
Amazon UK
Not available at Book Depository


Inklings by Tanya Bond

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








Tropical Island Escape by Jade Gedeon - you can read my review here.

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








Rainforest Escape by Jade Gedeon

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









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Reviews and Posts from last week

Colouring Christmas - review & video flip through is here.

In 1795, Paul Drew & Inspired Heidi in 2016 - review & flip through video is here.




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