Wings of Night: A Dark Fantasy Coloring Book
Publisher: Ellen Million Graphics
Number of designs: 20
When I look through most books to review them, I can usually see the designs being appropriate for either children or adults, with only the complexity of the designs striking me as being unsuitable for younger colorists. When flipping through Wings of Night, however, I was struck with the thought that this really is a book that is not suitable for younger children. Some of the designs are creepy enough to give me shivers. I don’t want to imagine the nightmares it might cause for a young child!
For adult who like coloring designs horror theme, however, this book is ideal. With 20 designs by ten different artists, the is sure to be something to appeal to anyone with a fascination for the darker side of fantasy. Demons, vampires, witches and other creatures of the night inhabit the pages, some beautiful, some terrifying, some darkly humorous.
- Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
- Book Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
- Design Borders: varies, some have a frame, others don’t
- Design Lines: thin to medium thickness
- Paper: average
- Printing: single-sided
- Binding: staple-bound
From the colorist’s perspective, most of the designs will be fairly challenging to color, as they provide both realistic landscapes and faces to color and shade. The publisher’s listing of the Difficulty Level is “Pretty Darn Challenging,” quite accurate in my opinion.
Each design has both the artist’s name and the title of the work printed at the bottom of the page, sometimes directly over part of the image, making it easy to at least remember the artist’s name if you prefer removing the pages from the book before coloring. One of the things I do like about this book – many of the designs, while intended to indicate a darker aspect of fantasy, could actually be colored with a more light-hearted feel just by choosing a brighter color scheme. So even if you aren’t a fan of horror, you can probably find a few designs to enjoy coloring!
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