Item: Doctor Who Colouring Book
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Source: 2015 Christmas present.
How we met: I first spotted this colouring book online in late 2015, before it was even released. The adult colour book craze had just started (or maybe I had just become aware of it), and I was excited at the prospect of having more complicated designs to colour in.
The fact that many of the colouring books coming out were also fandom-based was also very exciting! I perused a number of them, and then added this Doctor Who colouring book to my Amazon wishlist. Some weeks later, Christmas rolled around, and it turned out that my sister had purchased the book for me!
Our time together: I was very excited to take advantage of my winter break, of nothing to read or write for grad school (as I was becoming fairly burned out by December). And one of the things that I wanted to do with my free time was do some colouring.
When my boyfriend let my sister and I his expensive Prismacolor pencils, I became even more excited. I decided to start with the first page, which features an image of two Weeping Angels, and therefore not much colour-wise, as they are the colour of concrete statues – gray. After colouring the angles in with many shades of gray (haha), I sadly became busy with grad school again and was unable to finish. I haven’t started colouring in any of the other pages either, because some of the design don’t require much colour (like in the image on the left. Those little creatures are actually white…so I don’t know if they wanted us to colour in the solid background in one colour or what).
Or because the quality of the designs is just not that good (like in the image below). I wonder if they took some of these designs from various artists? Because they really differ in style and quality too much to have been created by one artist. Over this winter break I may colour another page or two, but we’ll see. I do really love the cover of this book, as the blue is a very nice metallic blue. But the designs are kind of more fun to look at than to actually colour (for me at least). Overall, I would say that it’s probably a must-have for a collector, or a Doctor Who fan, but I am not sure how much joy it would bring to someone who were to purchase it simply for the pleasure of colouring.