GDG “Twister Book Chill Pill” vol.1 by Maria Wedel, review by Charlaine Dingemans

Mijn eerste “echte” review. Mijn bevindingen over een boek van Global Doodle Gems. 

Het boek heet GDG “The Twister Book Chill Pill”. De platen in dit boek zijn getekend door Maria Wedel. Maria Wedel is de publisher van GDG. Ze heeft meerdere boeken op haar naam staan, o.a. een deel 2 van GDG “The Twister Book Chill Pill”. Hieronder wat foto’s van de boeken en natuurlijk van het boek dat ik ga reviewen voor jullie.

My first “real” review ever, my experience in a Global Doodle Gems Book!
The book is called GDG “Twister Book Chill Pill”, drawn by Maria Wedel. Maria Wedel is also the publisher from GDG. She has more books on her name, like vol 2 GDG “Twister Book Chill Pill”. I show you some of her books, and of course tell you about my book to review.
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Het boek GDG “The Twister Book Chill Pill” is  een mooi dik boek met 50 platen erin. De voor en achterkant zien er vrolijk uit, je wordt er echt blij van als je het ziet. De cover is gekleurd door Ellen Wolters. Zo kun je al gelijk ideeën op doen over hoe je je platen kleur gaat geven. De platen zijn ondanks hetzelfde thema toch erg divers. Hier onder een foto met wat platen uit het boek.

The book GDG “The Twister Book Chill Pill” is a nice and thick book with 50 drawings. The cover looks pretty happy and is colored by Ellen Wolters. It gves you an idea how to give color to the drawings. The drawings are pretty diverse even if the look almost simular in the first place! Show you some examples
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Ik vond het wel moeilijk om te beginnen in het boek.  Er staan zoveel leuke platen in en je hebt zoveel mogelijkheden om ze mooi in te kleuren. Maar met welke plaat zou ik gaan beginnen en met welk materiaal? Na lang wikken en wegen heb ik eindelijk een keus kunnen maken. Wat kan dat moeilijk zijn he, kiezen waar je gaat beginnen.

It was hard for me to make a choice where to start. So many nice drawings and such a possibilities. Where shall I start and what brands to use? Finally I made my choice, it can be hard to make a good choice!

De eerste plaat heb ik gekleurd met de Bruynzeel Design potloden. Ik heb wat mooie kleuren uit gezocht en ben begonnen. Helaas merkte ik dat ik erg hard moest duwen om een goede mooie kleurafgifte te krijgen. Ik bleef ook witte spikkels zien in de plaat.  Dit is gelukkig op te lossen door na het kleuren met een blender potlood over je plaat te gaan.  Ik vind de kleuren mooi in mijn plaat, maar ben niet tevreden over de Bruynzeel Design potloden in dit boek. Misschien dat ander materiaal beter gaat?

The first coloring I dis was with Bruynzeel Design Pencils. I chose some nice colors, but they did not work that fine on the paper, I had to push hard, also white spots. You can change that by using a blenderpencil. I like my colors, but I am not happy withe how the Bruynzeel Design worked in this book…maybe another brand will go better?
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Dus op naar de volgende plaat met ander materiaal. Ik heb mijn doosje Faber Castell Polychromos potloden erbij gepakt, en natuurlijk een blender potlood. Deze potloden gaan al beter op het papier. Ik vind dat deze platen in dit boek mooie heldere kleuren verdienen dus ik wilde een goede kleur afgifte en geen witte spikkels zien. Het blender potlood heb ik bij deze plaat ook gebruikt, maar het was minder nodig dan bij de eerste plaat. Het blenden gaat goed op het papier, het papier gaat niet stuk dus ik ben tevreden.

So go on to the next drawing, using Faber Castell Polychromos and a blenderpencil. Those work much better on the paper. I think the draings in the book deserve bright colors, so I want my brands to give fullspectrum colors and no white spots. Blending goed pretty good on the paper, so I am satisfied. 
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Twee platen gekleurd met potloden maar ik wilde weten hoe het papier verder reageerde. En ik wilde ook gewoon nog meer kleuren in dit leuke boek. Ik twijfelde of ik het aandurfde, markers in een kleurboek. Maar ik was te nieuwsgierig en heb het gewoon geprobeerd. Voor de zekerheid wel een papier onder de plaat gelegd om de volgende plaat te beschermen. Ideaal dat de platen in dit boek enkelzijdig gedrukt zijn, je kunt gewoon kleuren waar mee je wilt. Ik heb gekleurd met de Decotime Twinmarkers van de Action en de paar Spectrum Noir markers die ik heb. De kleuren worden goed opgenomen door het papier, iets te goed misschien want blenden lukte me niet. Natuurlijk drukten de markers door op de achterkant van de plaat, maar dat is geen enkel probleem in dit boek. Het was zo leuk die mooie kleuren in dit boek, dat ik zelfs twee platen heb gedaan met markers. Heerlijk om niet hard te hoeven duwen maar gewoon de lijntjes te volgen in het boek.

2 Colorings done with pencil, but I want to know more on this paper, and I just like to do more, and I grabbed my alcoholmarkers. Of course used a protection sheet. It is ideal that it is single side printed, you can use whatever you want! I used Decotime Twinmarkers and some Spectrum Noir. Colors go on fine, maybe to fine because I had no time to blend. The colors where that nice, that I did 2 colorings with the alcoholmarkers. Of course they bleed through. Loved it just to color with no pushing!
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De volgende plaat heb ik gekleurd met Lamy potloden en dat ging hartstikke goed.  De potloden geven mooi kleur af op het papier en je ziet amper witte spikkels. Goede potloden voor dit boek dus.

The next drawing I colored with Lamy Pencils and that worked damn good. Nice and bright colors, and almost no white spots. They are made for this book!
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Tijdens het kleuren van de 5de plaat had ik al wat ideeën over de volgende plaat. Maar het was wel een gewaagd idee. Aangezien ik ook al met markers had gekleurd in dit boek, ging ik dit idee ook ten uitvoer brengen. Oost Indische inkt in een kleurboek. Ik heb mijn potje inkt erbij gepakt, die ik overigens nog heb vanuit mijn school periode, en dat is al even. Maar goed, aan de slag met inkt en een kwast. Eerst heb ik wat van de vormen in het boek gekleurd met de inkt. En dat ging verrassend goed. Ik heb natuurlijk wel een blad onder de plaat gelegd, maar dat was eigenlijk niet nodig. Het heeft niet doorgedrukt. Ja en dat was het einde van mijn idee. Verder was ik nog niet gekomen.  Dus even verder nadenken wat ik zou gaan doen. Het werden mijn Derwent Inktense krijtjes. Ik heb de kleuren nat aangebracht, met mijn kwast over het krijtje en verven maar. Dat ging ook hartstikke goed. Helemaal niet doorgedrukt en geen kapot papier. Dat gaat dus gewoon in dit boek. Hij was nog niet af mijn plaat.  Uiteindelijk nog met de Oost Indische inkt de lijntjes over getrokken en later nog met een witte gelpen. Ik ben tevreden met het resultaat.

When I colored my 5th drawing an idea started to do the next drawing, a great idea. I did already alcoholmarkers, and now I wanted to now how the Indian Black Ink would go. I have that ink from primary school time. So ink and brush it will be. Made some “linework” and than started to color… that was the start of my idea!…I had to think how to go on, and it became Derwent Inktense Blocks. Used my brush on the blocks and than colored on paper, and that worked great! No bleed through, no damaged paper, what a great book for this technique. I finished my coloring using a white gel pen and I am really happy with the result!
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De inkt ging goed op het papier, dus ik kon er nog wel een doen met inkt. Ik heb gevraagd of mijn man een boom kon maken door de lijnen in de plaat te volgen. Hij heeft daar een soort van inzicht in. En de boom die ik had gemaakt is enorm mislukt. Hij heeft daarna met een witte gelpen nog wat leuke accenten aangebracht in de boom. Toen kreeg ik de plaat weer terug en na een nacht erover te hebben nagedacht besloten de rest van de plaat met pastel potloden te doen. Dat ging ook goed. Ik kon mooi het pastel uit wrijven. Dat ging dus ook gewoon in dit boek.  Eigenlijk kun je elk materiaal gebruiken dat je wilt.

The ink worked fine, so I wanted to do another one. I asked my husband if he could “see” a tree and make me that tree. The tree I made, was not that good, haha. He also made some white accents in the tree. After a night of thinking over I finished my coloring with pastelpencil. That worked great, I could smooth it pretty easy. I think, you can use whatever you want in this book
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Wat de volgende plaat wordt in het boek weet ik nog niet, dat er een volgende plaat komt weet ik zeker. Je kunt echt creatief zijn met kleur in dit boek, hartstikke leuk.  Ja en dan zijn er nog een paar van dit soort boeken. Eerst maar dit boek helemaal kleuren, maar de andere boeken staan al wel op mijn verlanglijstje.

What will be the next coloring in this book, I don’t know yet, but there will be more for sure. You can be very creative with this book. There will be more of those books on my wishlist!

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Thank you very much Charlaine for your contribution

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GDG “Annual Colorist Choice”, host review by Inge Boogaers-Kanters

GDG “Annual Colorist Choice”, host review by Inge Boogaers-Kanters

This gorgeous cover is colored by a great colorist, Véro Pignot, she brought these drawings alive like a dream!
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Do you like to see the rest of the book too, than enjoy this video with me….

I sendet this book to Inge Boogaers, just after she became the newest Dutch Global Doodle Gems Artist, to see what GDG is about, and to meet her new digital colleges. Let’s hear what she has to tell us about GDG “Annual Colorist Choice Collection” Volume 1.

“When I received this coloringbook I was really surprised! It has a great amount of coloringpages in it and they are so different in style! You almost never see that in a coloringbook, because normally a coloringbook is made by one artist. The concept off Global Doodle Gems, worldwide artists collected in one book is fantastic. Let me explain to you why”.

“I am a person who loves all kind of styles to color. I think I am not the only one to say that I normally buy almost every coloringbook I run in to. I just like them all! That means I have a great collection of coloringbooks, and they are everywhere. Sometimes I am going through all these books to find something I would like to color at that specific moment and it always ends up in a great mess”.

“Now there comes in the Global Doodle Gems Coloringbook! If you like all different styles but you don’t want a cabinet full of books or you just don’t have the money to buy them all, this is the perfect book. Because it represents so many artists you have got a big amount of styles and drawings in just one book! Just go through the book and you will find that one drawing you are just in the mood for. Are you going on a trip? You just have to pack one book 🙂 …..and this book is a trip around the world of Art for itself”.

“Well, enough about that. When I opened the book I was a little worried about the paper. It’s looks quit thin if you compare to coloringbooks you buy in your local bookstore. When I started coloring I discovered my worries were gone immediately”.

“The paper is very, very good quality for all kind of materials. I worked with different coloringpencils, alcoholmarkers, Koh-I-Noor aquarel wax pencils, Tombow Dual Brush pens and Sakura Koi Brush pens. It all works great on the paper and I must say as a markerfreak, I never had a book where the colors ended up so bright! I really love it. If your favourite material to color are alcoholmarkers too, than I can really recommend this book because that one thing we always worry about is thought of! All coloringpages are printed on one side of the book. You don’t have to worry you lose the drawing on the back and that is really great. Off course you need to put a piece of paper between the page you are working on and the next page, but if you work with alcoholmarkers you already know that I guess”.

“Another nice thing I noticed  is the information on the left side pages. There you can find for each drawing the name of the artist and the country where they are from. I really like that, because this way they give artists the credits they deserve instead of being put up anonymous in a coloringbook. Way to go Global Doodle Gems”!

“This specific book is a special one. The book starts with an information page explaining where this book is about and some words from the judges. I will quote the first part for you so you have an idea what kind of coloringbook this is”:

“We had a huge nomination round on our Global Doodle Gems Coloring Group, colorists nominated their favorite drawings by submitting their colored pieces from Global Doodle Gems Books published from the first year July 2015 to April 2016. Over 500 drawings were nominated for the book. We had A jury of 7 judges from the large Coloring Groups Worldwide, vote on their favorites and here is the result. We hope you will enjoy it!”

“It was hard to make a choice, but I choose 8 totally different works to color. I will show the pictures and tell about the material I worked with and about the drawing and how it is to color it”.

Topaz Monarch Butterfly by Alfred E. Villanueva from The Philippines
It has been published in ‘GemInsects
Colored with:  Different kind of alcoholmarkers
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Ladybug girl by Bev Choy from the USA
Its has been published in Global Doodle Gems Volume 1
Colored with:  Alcoholmarkers and coloring pencils
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Mandala by Ena Tera Art from Granada, Spain
It has been published in Global Doodle Gems Volume 7
Colored with:  Alcoholmarkers and a Blender marker
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Cat by MWMS – Johanna Ans from The Netherlands
It has been published in Cat Gems
Colored with:  Alcoholmarkers and coloring pencils
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Girl with baby Dragon by Laurie Beauchamp from the USA
It has been published in Dazzling Dragons
Colored with: Alcoholmarkers and A Blender marker
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Flowers by Leaf Yeh from Taiwan
It has been published in Global Doodle Gems Flowers Collection Volume 2
Colored with:  Alcoholmarkers, Coloring pencils and background with Koh-I-Noor Wax Aquarell pencils
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Twister coloring page by Maria Wedel from Denmark
Its has been published in The Twister Book Chill Pill Volume 1
Colored with: Sakura Koi Brush pens and Tombow Dual brush pens
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Love Tree by Peggy Sue’s Artwork from The Netherlands
It has been published in Global Doodle Gems Valentines Collection Volume 1
Colored with: Marco Raffine Coloring Pencils
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I want to say that most drawings have no name, but I named them for myself so it will be more clear what work I am writing about. I hope the artists don’t mind.

My experience:
I really love this book. A big plus for:

*the variety of drawings,
*the one sided coloringpages,
*the quality of the paper,
*the artists credits (I think that is important),
*and off course the great artworks.

Are there any negative things? Well, not really, but if I have to mention something I would say it is sometimes hard to read the names because of the font that is used. I think the font is a little old-fashioned, and not one that atracts younger adults, but that is my personal opinion of course!

For aquarel I wouldn’t use it, because I don’t think the paper will stay in good shape with water, like 99% of the coloringbooks available in the world.

It is only available at Amazon and it would be great if you could buy this book, and the other Global Doodle Gems books, in local stores.

I hope you enjoyed my review and if you are going to buy the book I am very sure you won’t regret it!

 Inge Boogaers-Kanters

Do you like to join our club and be a member of our Global Doodle Gems Fangroup, please jump in, meet other great colorists and our artists.
And if you like to buy a copy yourself, be my guest and push the button below!
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Thank you very much Inge for your great review, you did a hell of a job!

Your blogger Johanna Ans

 

 

GDG “The Big Little Book of Egg Designs”, Maria Wedel & Johanna Ans, individual

GDG “The Big Little Book of Egg Designs”, an individual book by Maria Wedel and Johanna Ans

Because of the success of GDG “The Little Big Book of Egg Designs”, Maria & Johanna had the idea to make another Eggtastic book… but this time it will be a mini version, with 101 Eggs to color!!! Doesn’t that sounds Eggtastic! That’s a big little book for you to color….

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The cover eggs are colored by Carla den Otter, Nancy van Acker & Johanna Ans

I would like to take you on a Egg journey with me… so let us start our Eggy roadtrip through this BIG little book!

I also made a video insight for you, a colored inspiration video… The first 24 eggs that we colored with the 3 of us….

As you can see, “The Big Little Book of Egg Designs”, has nothing to do with Easter… it’s just a lot of fun to color… detailed drawings, and pretty easy to color…and of course…you can also choose to draw more details in each egg if you  like…. just like I did…

Do you know what?…let’s do it together… you can see the steps and make the pictures you want-you can either start by drawing with me, or just color the finished one… that could be fun to do, don’t you think? It is a small size egg, so you can print two on one page!

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Here are some examples of pretty easy lines…the first pattern is like a lot of number 8’s
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Some circles, half ovals, some lines to make triangles, stripes in the triangles, some straight lines… which turned into a little piano keyboard…..
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Some lines through the circles, and you have a lot of different patterns, not too difficult, but even more fun to color….
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As you can see, with some pretty easy linework, you can make a totally different egg, and after that, you will have the eggtastic fun of coloring your own design!

But it is Easter too, this weekend, so let’s take a look too, at GDG “Easter collection” volume 1.
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Have you already ordered your copy, or would you like to have another look inside?….if so we can do that for you…..

It is a beautiful book. Arianne Schimmel sent me some of her colored pieces to show you. Look at these gorgeous colorings she did…

The first page is from artist Isa Humeau and the second page from artist Maria Wedel

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Arianne also colored a page she draw herself
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Artist Neeti Goswani and artist Nicol Whelan, also done by Arianne.
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Thanks Arianne for your contribution!

And of course we will show the big sister to “The Big Little Book of Egg Designs”….
GDG “The Little Big Book of Egg Designs”, also produced by artist Maria Wedel and 10 bonus pages from artist Johanna Ans
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If you like the shape of the egg to fill in with drawings, or to color, then the egg books are fun throughout the year for both activites….I really fell in love with this book…first when I started to color the eggs for Maria, and then again when I filled in my own drawings in her designs. I did that on 5 bonus pages. It was much fun to do… and it became even more fun when Maria asked me if I would like to draw 5 extra bonus pages… so it became a beautiful book in my opinion.  I will show you the inside of this eggtastic adventure…

I  can also show you a video of what I did with the “Big Eggs”-I filled in one of Maria’s, and colored it…and some other biggies too…

I am addicted to these drawings to color, I love it, and I believe, once you started, you will be too!

The Little Big Book of Egg Designs: 400 Eggs to color + A special freebie bonus
400 decorated eggs to color and have fun with in various sizes, extra bonus codes inside for biggie eggs ..So here is my little big book of Egg designs….remember it does not have to be Easter,to have fun times with eggs, Eggtime is any time !!!

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We all wish you Happy Easter days, with family, or with friends…. and those who will not celebrate Easter…have a nice Eggtastic Colorful weekend!

Your blogger Johanna Ans and team Global Doodle Gems

 

GDG “Twist ‘A’ Dala” by Maria Wedel. Personal Review

GDG “The Twist ‘A’ Dala Chill Pill” by Maria Wedel. Personal Review

A brand new new book in the Twister Chill collection, but now a square book with The Twist’A’Dala’s to color… Maria Wedel…I love it…again!
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The cover is colored by Ellen Wolters from the Netherlands, who is also an artist from Global Doodle Gems

Let us take a Twist’A’Dala  through this gorgeous book…. yes I can feel already that I will color….and color…

I made a start with this beauty…
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The whole ‘work in progress’ video I made….

I colored with my Caran d’Ache Pablo’s, one of my favorites, and a little Caran d’Ache Luminance, a real professional pencil, but I am still practising with these treasures…

This is the next drawing that I did, also with Caran d’Ache Pablo and the white Luminance pencil to blend my colors.
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And ofcourse another Twist through all the work in progress shots…

What I like the most of these kind of drawings that you can color them the way you like… it is not necessary to stay in the lines. Of course you can also color each space separately,and this will give a great result too!

I found this colored piece on the coloring group, and I want to share it with you too… from collegue artist Isa Humeau. What patience she had…love it! Isa colored with Stabilo 68 pen.
Isa Humeau- Stabilo 88

Of course, the book is new, and I didn’t find any more colored versions to inspire you at the moment, but I can promise you, there will be more…. because I am going to color them, and I am for sure that I will find more on the coloring groups.

Or maybe I will find your colored pieces!!

The Twist’A’Dala Chill Pill: Global Doodle Gems presents The Twist’A’Dala Chill Pill

The Twist’A’Dala Chill Pill is a coloring book for all ages and levels, as hard as you make it or as easy as you wish, my personal stress relief and chill time, is when I sit and draw these twister drawings… choose your wave according to your mood … wishing you a colortastic time with it !

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Your blogger Johanna Ans for Global Doodle Gems