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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Draw and Color the Baylee Jae Way


Rating: 1-Star

Available on Amazon on December 7, 2017

Summary on Goodreads.

Oh No! I think this book tried to cover too many things at once. The drawing instructions are very scarce; it shows you how to draw a mouth and next it shows you a mouth in profile for you to practice but it doesn't tell you how to do that (or the face that goes with the mouth).

Beware that you must have the whole Copics collection to follow the instructions. Obviously, you could use other markers but, what other brand comes with five different shades of green? (for example).

The book is definitely for children but if you are an adult with absolutely no clue of how to color, this book will also do.

I have read many coloring and drawing books and this one definitely is one of the... least... how can I say it, useful. The tutorials to (for example) color leaves and gems and such are all over the internet so I don't know why she wasted her time including that here. And the tutorial to color gems is not even good - very basic.

In short, I can recommend three GOOD books on drawing and coloring that are way better than this one: How to Draw Fun Fab Faces (books 1 and 2) by Karen Campbell, Color Workshop by Rachel Reinert, and Colorist's Special Effects - color interior: Step by step guides to making your adult coloring pages POP! by Helen Elliston.

I supposed that if you are a fan and follow her Youtube channel you might buy the book to support her and that is fine; but don't expect to find anything new or useful here. Even the instructions to draw a face are available for free online. And the tip of adding salt to watercolor? So old news!

Thanks Netgalley for providing with a free copy of this title.