Many apologies for how quiet it has been on my page of late (all of my recent updates have been on Patreon)!
What’s been keeping me busy throughout March and April is a brand new project that I am very excited about! :D Coloring books for adults seem to be all the rage these days! Every book store I’ve walked into, the very first display I see is for coloring books. With so many people asking for permission to color my linework these past few months (or just taking and coloring regardless of permission), it occurred to me that I needed to be jumping on this bandwagon.
And after inking just one page, I fully realize that I should have been doing this years ago! @__@ Insanely-detailed lines is what I DO, and what I LOVE to do! I was so happy working on it–the hours flew by and I didn’t even notice. I’d forgotten how happy lineart used to make me. The idea of inking some of my pieces in ways to make them enjoyable for other people to color makes me even happier!
Faeren, I think we’ve found our calling!
My first fantasy-themed coloring book will contain 20-30 different images to color (half are nearly complete now)! Some will be intricately-detailed, some intermediate, and some on the easier side. Elves, romance, nature–everything you might expect from my work! :) ((I’m also planning a second coloring book: “Fantasy Masquerade!” With lineart versions of my old masquerade-themed portraits in addition to three or four updated and exclusive new ones! I might be a little too ambitious with all of these, but if the first book does well, this will be next on the horizon!))
All coloring books will be available both in print and .pdf download. And also individual and extra downloadable pages for purchase through my online shop.
I’m currently in the process of inking linearts, researching coloring book styles, preferred types of paper and binding, and testing out different printers/publishers to find the best quality for the pricing. Once I’m closer to completion and have a better idea of the work and cost involved, I’ll know how to proceed! I might need to launch an IndeGoGo or Kickstarter campaign for pre-orders to get the printed version off the ground and into your hands, but the digital one should be ready to go a little sooner.
Gaaaaah, this is all so exciting! :D I can’t wait to be finished already!
You can follow my progress on all the books on Patreon! I’ll be posting more linearts there as they are finished.