When she isn’t working at a casino, Las Vegas resident Erika Harm is creating art, illustrations, and graphic designs. She has created art for web comics, portraits for Ellen Million’s Portrait Adoption service, and many other art pieces. She’s attended several Comic Cons and Expos as an artist, and loves collaborating with other artists. Favorite hobbies include watching anime and collecting manga (comic books.)
As part of a team of artists who collaborated on several coloring books published by Ellen Million Graphics, Erika kindly answered our artist questionairre for AdultColoringBooks.com.
Nick Dolan joined my Facebook group early on, and has been a contributing member of the group. It’s been great having a guy’s perspective in the group, and he agreed to answer some questions for us about his very unique art. (more…)
Alberta Hutchinson has been an artist for many years, and publishes coloring books through Dover, as well as her own imprint (Hand Made Books.) She doesn’t use or own a computer, so we had to send the interview questions to a friend’s email account. Alberta then wrote out her answers and mailed them to Dover, where they were transcribed back into the computer so I could get them in email! Where there’s a will, there’s a way! LOL
A Brooklyn native, Erik Siuda has always been interested in art. He attended the School of Visual Arts and became an apprentice in a tattoo shop in New York in the 1990’s. In 2013, he began designing a line of tattoo coloring books for Dover’s Creative Haven line. (more…)
When I was asked to review Wendy Piersall’s coloring books, I wondered why the name sounded so familiar. Then I realized that I knew the name from my entrepreneur reading online. In addition to being an artist, Wendy is a well-known authority on blogging, web 2.0 marketing, entrepreneurship, and social media. (more…)
While I find it wonderful that there are so many coloring books that adults can enjoy, there do seem to be a large number of designs in with similarities in styles. Finding books that stand out with a unique style is always refreshing. When you see Miryam Adatto’s art, it seems to flow across the page, with lines and shapes that have an organic and ethereal quality. There is no mistaking her unique style, and her coloring books were some of the first to make it onto my wish list.
When you’re hiking in the woods and you see a bird fly swiftly away, do you wonder if maybe, just maybe, it isn’t actually a bird? Maybe it’s a fantastical creature no one has seen before. Maybe it’s a fairy, or a tiny winged dragon, or perhaps it’s a mixture of songbirds and lions, the subject of Esther Brendel’s coloring book Songgryphons.
This quote from Angela pretty much sums up the way I feel about my own artwork and coloring:
I love colour, and love to work with it’s symbolic representations – colour evokes strong responses in us all on an unconscious level, and it is this unconscious well of inspiration I seek to tap into and use in my work.
– Angela Porter
Marjorie Sarnat has been delighting collectors for years with her mixed media art, designer collectibles, and textile designs. Recently, while coloring her Kleo Kats series, she realized others might also enjoy coloring in her cats.
Dover agreed. Since April, her book Creative Cats (in Dover’s Creative Haven series) has been flying off the shelves and getting rave reviews. (more…)
Whether or not you believe in genetic pre-disposition, Marty Noble couldn’t help but be exposed to art from an early age. All four of her grandparents attended art school together in the ’20s, and her mother was also an accomplished artist. Both her mother, Helen Noble, and her maternal grandfather, George C Harper, are recognized in American Artist’s Who’s Who. (more…)