Sunday, October 18, 2015

Enchanted Forest Adult Coloring Book

I recently bought the Enchanted Forest coloring book by Johanna Basford and after my surgery last month I wanted something already drawn that I could enjoy just coloring while I recovered. 

I started coloring the first page (below) the day of my surgery while I was still under the crazy-making effects of the anesthesia and pain meds. I would color on and off over the next few days, still feeling cross eyed and fuzzy headed from the pain med but a little clearer thinking.  I was able to better evaluate my coloring skills and choices and wow, all I can say is this:

Don't color while under the influence of narcotic pain meds. I made some weird choices that I had to try and fix when I was more clear headed, lol.  Fortunately, I didn't need those meds too long and was able to switch to Advil.

The second page I did is much better.  I did a few Periscope broadcasts as I colored it. It was fun having live feedback 
and chatting.  

Now I'm starting on a new page and will be doing occasional Periscope Color and Chats.  You can join in by downloading the Periscope app and following me.  Just search for @MHotchkissArt or Michelle Hotchkiss Art and you should be able to find me.  

I am using Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.  I can honestly say these hare the best colored pencils ever.  The best!  I don't use anything to blend them.  They blend easily on their own and since they are oil based, they don't have a wax build up that waxed based pencils like Prismacolors have and they are much better made. No issues with broken leads, split casings or sharpening problems like Prismacolors.  Polychromos feel a little harder then Prismacolors but they also last longer and hold a point much better.  They are not scratchy, they just feel different than Prismacolors that takes a little getting used to.  I love them so much I saved up and bought almost every color Polychromos come in.  

Do you also enjoy adult coring books?  Loads of fun!  

I pray for God's blessings on you!  

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