Escape to Wonderland: A Colouring Book Adventure
Illustrated by: Good Wives and Warriors
Genre: Coloring book
Publisher: Puffin Classics
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Goodreads Synopsis: Escape to Wonderland is an enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way.
Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts and more – threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment.
I’ve had this coloring book for a little while now, but just recently started coloring its pages. I had seen a review for it and really liked it, so of course got my own copy (stickers not included lol). The review was more of a book flip video than actual review so what I used to color was a trial and error kind of thing.
Before I keep going, I’m in no way gifted in awesome coloring techniques, if anything far from it lol. But, I do love coloring whenever I have the time to do so; just recently started looking into learning different ways of shading and coloring in pages. Above, I used a combination of gel pens, crayola color pencils, and a few crayola markers. Yes, I am aware Alice’s hair is not red, but I have a little bit of an obsession with the color and really liked it in this page ( I did give her a yellow ribbon lol).
The crayola color pencils colored pretty decent on this book and I used a few gel pens to add a little more, making them pop out a little on the edges (I love the way things look with the gel pens). It’s also somewhat of a quick color because the book is half the size of a regular coloring book, more for traveling, but I think it’s a good size for the illustrations that are in it. Some are more detailed than other pages, like the one on the left with the Eiffel tower that has smaller drawings in-between the larger ones, but nothing too much that would drive anyone crazy who isn’t a big fan of the small details.
For this page I used only colored pencils, which were the crayola and a few of the Scholar Prismacolor pencils. I love that this collection included Fabergé eggs because they always have the cutest details in them and so fun to color. Again, not a pro at coloring, do this for fun, but watching a few vids I was able to add a little more to it than I would have without, still learning about that as I go. I also found earlier in the book that markers are pretty good in this one, but at times, depending on the use of color in one area, would bleed through a little (just a small amount). When I tried using Fineliner pens, those did bleed through more (well at least for me, not heavy handed at all).
Went a little crazy with my dodo bird picture! I just thought it’s a crazy world in wonderland and nothing is as it seems so why not give it all shades of colors (more like I started and just couldn’t stop). As you can see on the right side of that picture, my son wanted to color with me and tried doing the same thing with the crab… yeah, he lost focus and hasn’t completed it lol. I’ve already picked up Escape to Shakespeare’s World, looking for the rest of the coloring books.
Let me know down below if you like adult coloring books also… have a favorite?