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Book Review: Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book

One of the best things about coloring books is that each one has something different inside. Nature, animals, flowers, patterns, people, stories - pick what you want and color them in! You can also get coloring books of your favorite TV show, movie, book or even video game. So I was really happy to find that Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book was a real thing. It is my absolute favorite series and the designs are drawn by Paul Kidby himself!

Book - Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book
Author - Paul Kidby

Description

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book is exactly what it says on the cover. It contains the original artwork by Paul Kidby for the Discworld series, adapted as line illustrations for us to color. All the iconic and favorite characters make an appearance somewhere between the covers - from Rincewind, DEATH, the Librarian, Granny to Vimes. There are some double page spreads and some patterns/wallpaper types images as well. The publishers have even included a few full color pictures at the end, in case you feel like replicating the original art.

Artwork

As any fan of the Discworld series knows, Pterry's world is brought to life by Kidby's art. Each page is filled with iconic images that we will never forget from the books. Each page is just waiting for me to fill with color! I could go on and on about the pictures but I'd run out of space. Most of the book is filled with beautiful scenes on the right with appropriate quotes or pattern type images on the left. I actually love this format for 2 reasons:

  • It gives a nice break from doing full page scenes with more relaxing designs
  • You don't have to worry about bleed through or shadows 

Paper Quality & Suitable Mediums

The paper is quite good and white in color. It takes my Polychromos very well and my Prismacolors are ok but not great. It's not quite as lovely as the paper in the Hanna Karlzon books but it's thick enough for gel pens, light watercolor and color pencils. You can even try out your markers, since the back of the page is just some patterns. Not much of a sacrifice! Overall it's much, much better than the cheap paper I found in the Harry Potter books and other franchise based coloring books.

Value

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book sells for less than $10 on Amazon and is amazing value. It's a lot of fun for the Discworld fan. Even if you've never heard of the Discworld, the designs in here are absolutely gorgeous. It'll certainly make you want to explore the books! And if you already are a fan, then what are you waiting for? Get yourself a copy, color all the pages and bring the Disc and their characters to life!

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