Saturday, 9 September 2017

Twelve Dancing Princesses from Ruth Sanderson

Ruth Sanderson knows fairytales inside out. She has been illustrating and adapting fairytales into stunning picture books for many years. Now she has started a new series of greyscale colouring books, based on her picture books. The series is called Beautiful Fairy Tales and the first books are available - The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Goldilocks and Cinderella.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Coloured by Wendy Russell

Coloured by Wendy Russell

Title:  The Twelve Dancing Princesses; a Grayscale Coloring Book
Artists: Ruth Sanderson

Here is my video flip through -

At a glance…..

Size - 216 x 279, 80 pages
Single-sided images - yes
Images into the spine - no
Paper - white, average
Perforated - no
Water based pens - yes but test first.

You can find out more …

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

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Ruth has adapted the artwork from her picture book of the same title into greyscale images for colouring. Considerable thought has gone into this process as the quality of the greyscale is very good. There are 24 images that take you through the story, and following on are 12 bonus images where Ruth has darkened some of the outlines and added a bit more detail in places. These pages are for you to try out colours, different media and your greyscale technique. Great idea as many of us are new to this style of colouring.

The book does not include the text of the fairytales. All images are single-sided, with borders so there are no spine issues.
The paper is the standard average quality that you get with Createspace publications. You may wish to colour on better quality paper so Ruth has made these images available for purchase in pdf format from her website - here.

At the front of the book is a really useful introduction by Ruth with suggestions on how to colour greyscale and colour choices. I'll be taking that on board.
This is one book that I plan on colouring right through once I finish a few that I have on the go.
 I find Ruth's artwork so beautiful. The figures and faces are so appropriate for these classic fairytales. Check them out in the flip through video up above.

* Special thanks to Wendy Russell for sharing her colouring.

*This book was purchased by me.

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