How The Labyrinth Wall Coloring Novel
Got from “A to Z” & Sneak Peeks
I have really enjoyed getting questions about the making of Coloring Novels™. So, below you will find some photos, more detail about what’s inside The Labyrinth Wall Coloring Novels™ edition, how it was put together, and who all was involved in creating it.
This Coloring Novels™ edition of The Labyrinth Wall features 60+ illustrations (which readers are encouraged to color) and includes contributed artwork by Maxim Allen, Dan Davies, Dan Walsh, Fluffy Wolfe, and myself as well as some royalty free stock designs. Maxim Allen, Dan Davies, Dan Walsh, and Fluffy Wolfe each developed one creative and unique artwork to contribute to the book. Take a look at their awesome work below and see how to follow more of their creative journey. And a personal note from me to these artists… thank you all again so much for contributing your talent to this special edition. Your work is wonderful! I’m so excited the first coloring novels ever include some of your pieces! 🙂
The Labyrinth Wall Coloring Novel
Artists & Artwork
Dan Davies https://www.instagram.com/dangoodstuff/
Fluffy Wolfe: http://www.0kami-art.tumblr.com
Dan Walsh: https://twitter.com/DanIsHerb
Some of My Contributed Pieces:
In an effort to maintain some suspense for anyone planning to get this book, I will only be sharing a couple more pieces. In this book, the artwork includes a fair mixture of characters (that includes most main characters), scenes from the story, and geometric or other various relative pattern designs. I hope it will be a fun, interactive reading and coloring experience. And you don’t have to stop there. Part of my hope with this launch is to encourage everyone to draw in and write in their books. I’m encouraging drawing, writing, and coloring while reading not just for the physical therapeutic act of it, but to encourage everyone to embrace your creativity and expression by jotting down ideas and making art. Our favorite art and stories can be huge resources for mental processing, inspiration, and imagination.
What does “digital art” mean? Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process (Wikipedia). I have long loved this artistic medium, which is why I earned a BFA in Digital Art. For me, I have the easiest and fastest experience attaining my end ultimate vision. It is still an enjoyable expressive experience, but I get to work through things more quickly (most of the time) than when I draw or paint. Though often times, I do work from my own sketched or painted elements to produce artworks. Other times I work from my own photography. And I also purchase stock illustrations and photos as needed to manipulate, refine, and adapt to achieve the vision I have in mind. Below is an example.
Photo Manipulated Digital Art
by Emilyann Girdner
This is a simple example. The hand is an existing hand sketch in my notebook. I scanned it into the computer then did quite a bit of refining to make it simplified with just outlines and no paper texture showing through. The flower and vines are manipulated stock photos. Using Photoshop I drained the color, got rid of most texture, and simplified the flower and vines down to lines. Then I combined the whole thing together in the composition I liked in order to portray my vision of a darktouch flower encounter.
Thank you everyone who has been so interested in learning more about the books and the artistic process. I’m including some links below for anyone wanting to grab a copy. I hope you’re all doing well and would love to hear what you’ve been up to. Blessings!
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