I have two new coloring books coming out soon! I've created 50 pages of doodles, from simple to complex, for kids to color. I've included some pages for kids to create their own doodles. The books are the same inside, but the "Little Book of Doodles" is a small 6 x 9 version, making it easier to take with you when you are on the go, or to fit into Christmas stockings, and the "Doodle Your Heart Out" book is a full-sized 8 x 10 book, making it easier for kids to take their time coloring in the shapes and patterns. The larger size is also better for younger children.
The prices aren't too bad either. In the US, the "Little Book of doodles" will cost about $4.59, and it will cost about £2.94 in the UK. The "Doodle Your Heart Out" book will only cost around $4.99 in the US and £2.99 in the UK. These prices may change, but this is where they are set for now.
Here's a preview of the covers:
And here is a preview of some of the pages you will find inside the books:
I'll let everyone know as soon as the books become available for purchase! :)
A friend of mine, Alison K. Hertz, is hosting a challenge for the month of May called Doodle Day May. The challenge is to draw a doodle every day from May 1st through May 31st. Okay, she's an illustrator, so her doodles are probably going to be massively better than my own, but this should be fun anyway. My kids are going to join in and will be sharing their doodles on their own blogs.
The kids have been busy creating art, videos and stories often, but it has been over a year since I have helped them add anything to their blogs. And Gabby's blog, which used to be Gabby's Art, got deleted by Blogger for unexplained reasons, so all of the comments she had received on her many posts disappeared. I am trying to rebuild her blog as Gabriella's Art now, but it is slow going, and it's difficult to remember everything that she had posted on it previously. So this challenge will help me get back to helping my children keep their blogs up to date as well as get me to start practicing drawing again.
I know I still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do before my art is any good, but here is my latest drawing of a fairy. I drew the wings first, and I think it would have been easier if I had drawn the fairy's body first.
Here's a ballerina fairy flying that I drew by following the instructions in the How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids (Usborne Activities)
book. It didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I messed up a bit on the proportions and on the skirt, but I'm sharing it here anyway.