underwater-rhapsodyUnderwater Rhapsody: A Kaleidoscopia Coloring Book
Publisher: Kaleidoscopia Coloring Books
Copyright: 2015
Number of designs: 52
ISBN-10: 1514278774
ISBN-13: 978-1514278772

Lizzy Blu’s Cubist style can still be seen in Underwater Rhapsody, but the images are less abstract than the first book I reviewed, The Eyes Have It. As seen on the cover, each page of the book has a wave of music running through it, surrounded by coral, fish, dolphins, mermaids, narwhals, and other sea creatures.

Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Book Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Design Borders: None, designs fill the page with no margins
  • Design Lines: handrawn, medium thickness
  • Paper: average
  • Printing: single-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

Unlike her first books, Lizzy decided not to create “clones,” where each design is repeated, but with thin lines outlining the where the previous very thick lines were. Instead, she has created 52 unique designs, with lines of a medium thickness, somewhere between the thick and thin designs of her first books.

While every page is unique, they still all have such a similar style that they all tend to look rather alike. It will be up to the individual colorist to create unique pages from the designs. There is one advantage to the similarity of design, however. If someone wanted, they could create a larger design by stringing several of the pages together, matching up the waves of music. It wouldn’t be a perfect match, as the designs aren’t drawn to match up, but with some color coordination, it might not be that noticeable. Another option would be placing some solid sections or frames between the pages to mask the differences, sort of like the panes of glass in an aquarium.

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