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Chickadee Creative Coloring Books Review & Giveaway

Chickadee Creative Coloring Books Review & Giveaway
Written by Adrienne

 

Do you ever mix your coloring supplies? Like, do you mix your markers with your pencils, or layer your watercolor pencils with ink or pastels, in pursuit of a different look for the final artwork?

This is something I’ve been doing more and more lately, putting down a base of color with my markers and then shading over top with my pencils. To me, they feel like they serve different purposes; the markers lay down easy, bold color, and the pencils add texture and dimension.

When I received the two books I will be reviewing today from the publisher, Chickadee Creative Coloring, I knew that they would be the perfect opportunity to keep working on this coloring technique!

Keep scrolling to learn more about Wild Women and Creatures of the Deep, download a free page to print and color, and enter for a chance to win an exciting prize package valued at $120!

Wild Women Adult Coloring Book by Chickadee Creative Coloring Creatures of the Deep Adult Coloring Book by Chickadee Creative Coloring

Scroll to the bottom of this article to enter! This giveaway will be accepting new entries until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 19th. one lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday, November 20th to receive the awesome prize package detailed below. Enter today!

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These high quality coloring books by Chickadee Creative Coloring feature spiral binding, perforated pages, and heavy paper. Check out the review and don't forget to enter our giveaway for a shot at winning an exciting $120 prize package!

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For our latest coloring book giveaway, we've partnered up with Chickadee Creative Coloring to bring you an exciting giveaway prize valued at $120. Read the review and enter to win at Cleverpedia.com!

Download a free page to color!

How better to get a feel for a book than to download a page to color yourself? Here’s a free page from “Creatures of the Deep” that you can print and try out, courtesy of Chickadee Creative Coloring and Cleverpedia. Don’t forget to tag us when you share your page on Facebook or Instagram!

Free adult coloring book page from 'Creatures of the Deep' courtesy of Cleverpedia and Chickadee Creative Coloring!

Click the image above (not on the Pinterest button) to get the free page! If you’d like to save this page to your Pinterest coloring pages board for later, just click the Pinterest button that appears when you hover over the image!

Wild Women, an adult coloring book by Chickadee Creative Coloring! This coloring book features 24 pages of original artwork by Leia Pastizzo. All the images feature beautiful women, often surrounded by flora and fauna.

Review: Wild Women

Wild Women Adult Coloring Book by Chickadee Creative ColoringWild Women is a large, spiral-bound adult coloring book full of original artwork by Leia Pastizzo. The book features 24 hand drawn illustrations of women with long, flowing locks, often surrounded by flora and fauna.

The covers are thick, glossy paper featuring full-color examples from the book for your inspiration. The spiral binding makes it easy to open up the book to the page you want to work on, and guarantees that the book always lays flat without you needing to hold it down.

Each of the 24 images is printed on the right side, and the reverse of the page is left blank. The paper inside is thick, 100-pound paper that can easily stand up to markers and carefully-applied watercolor pencils. The pages are perforated, so it is easy to remove the pages to color separately from the book, or to display your finished artwork. Chickadee Creative Coloring printed this book on post-consumer waste recycled paper, so you can feel good about its environmental impact.

Check out some sample pages from the book in the infographic below, and save it to Pinterest by hovering over the center and clicking the Pinterest icon:

A look inside Wild Women, an adult coloring book by Chickadee Creative Coloring! This coloring book features 24 pages of original artwork by Leia Pastizzo. All the images feature beautiful women, often surrounded by flora and fauna.

Here’s the first page I’ve colored so far from the book:

A page from the coloring book 'Wild Women' by Chickadee Creative Coloring colored by Adrienne from Cleverpedia!

This was unabashedly fun to color! Her hair goes all over the place, so it’s fun figuring out where the lines criss-cross or turn into a pattern. Since she is a “wild woman” I went for a wild hair color — green! — and never looked back. I’ve gotta say, the end result is definitely striking!

Check out my speed coloring video below:

To color her, I started with her face, using a skin-tone Copic marker. Copic markers blend a little more nicely over large areas, but I haven’t quite got the coloring technique down yet.

By the way, it is a testament to just how thick this paper is that no color reached the page below, even though I forgot to stick another protective piece of paper behind the page I was working on. (Do as I say, not as I apparently do when my brain is preoccupied with filming, haha.) The Copic marker did sink all the way through the paper, because alcohol-based markers always saturate the page, but nothing at all bled onto the page underneath.

This is what the back of the page looked like when I was all done coloring (notice that none of the water-based markers I used for her hair came through at all):

The back of my coloring page. You can see that the Copic ink sank through the paper, but nothing reached the next page!

After I finished with her face, I moved on to her hair, going back and forth between a lighter and darker shade of green from my 96 set of Tombow markers. (I love these markers — so many color options, even when I’m doing something wacko like green hair!) For the patterned portions of her hair, I reached for my Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencils and did a little shading to give them some dimension.

Finally, over top of all that, I thought it would be fun to continue the patterning across the rest of her lovely locks. I used my gold Signo Uni-ball gel pen to add stripes, criss-crossing, curliques, scales, and other patterns. Because of the metallic ink and the dark marker, it really ended up popping, especially in certain lighting!

A page from the coloring book 'Wild Women' by Chickadee Creative Coloring colored by Adrienne from Cleverpedia!

Overall, the whole process took about an hour and a half from start to finish, including a little futzing around off camera deciding on my final color scheme. I really enjoyed coloring this one, and I can definitely see myself coming back to this book in the near future to go crazy coloring some more lovely locks.

Creatures of the Deep, an adult coloring book by Chickadee Creative Coloring! This coloring book features 24 pages of original artwork by Andrew Youngblood. All the images feature realistic sea creatures, including fish, coral, sea turtles, octopi and squid, dolphins, and more.

Review: Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep Adult Coloring Book by Chickadee Creative ColoringCreatures of the Deep is a high-quality adult coloring book devoted to realistic undersea imagery. The book is spiral-bound, with a heavy cardstock cover that wraps around the spiral binding for protection. The book features 24 original hand drawn illustrations of sea creatures by Andrew Youngblood.

This certain style of binding is really unique; I’ve never seen another coloring book with the same kind of protected spiral binding with a wraparound cover. Due to the spiral binding, the book lays flat without any effort. The wraparound cover does make it a little awkward to fold the book open fully to a single page, so I found that I kept the book with a pagespread up, instead of folded back like I kept the other book.

Like Wild Women, this book features bright white, heavy, 100-pound paper. It is also perforated for easy removal. And, like the other book, it is printed on recycled paper.

Check out some sample pages from the book in the infographic below, and save it to Pinterest by hovering over the center and clicking the Pinterest icon:

A look inside Creatures of the Deep, an adult coloring book by Chickadee Creative Coloring! This coloring book features 24 pages of original artwork by Andrew Youngblood. All the images feature realistic sea creatures, including fish, coral, sea turtles, octopi and squid, dolphins, and more.

Here’s the first page I’ve colored so far from the book:

A page from the coloring book 'Creatures of the Deep' by Chickadee Creative Coloring colored by Adrienne from Cleverpedia!

This page took nearly three hours to color, but it was so worth it! I pulled up a ton of colorful reference images of the Great Barrier Reef, cranked up the tunes, and colored late into the night. My hand was starting to cramp up a little bit by the end of it (the things I do to create nice coloring videos for you guys… it is hard work keeping the page totally still while coloring!) but I am super happy with the finished page.

Check out my speed coloring video below:

I knew that I wanted to color this one with bright colors in marker first, then go over afterward with colored pencils to add some dimension to the coral and the fish. I started with my Tombow markers, which gave me tons of bright tones. Then, after all the marker was down, I went back over everything and shaded and texturized with my Caran d’Ache Pablos.

It felt a little daring using such bright colors for the coral. In fact, pretty much as soon as I started coloring the coral, I thought to myself, what on earth are you doing? That is wayyy too bright. I’m glad I just kept plugging away, though — the colored pencil definitely makes the image.

A page from the coloring book 'Creatures of the Deep' by Chickadee Creative Coloring colored by Adrienne from Cleverpedia!

Overall, I honestly really enjoyed coloring in both books. Creatures of the Deep was honestly super intimidating for me, since the realistic imagery made me feel like I wanted to get a really exact color palette, and I definitely felt like it wasn’t right when I started to color. The inspiration images on the front and back covers are also just so good! In the end, though, I think that stepping up to the challenge of the realism made that book slightly more fun to color. I enjoyed both books, but I really liked coloring this one especially!

Okay, I’m sold… how do I get my own?

Adult coloring books 'Wild Women' and 'Creatures of the Deep' by Chickadee Creative Coloring. These high quality coloring books are spiral-bound, feature perforated pages, and are printed on just one side of the heavy pages.

If the sample pages I showed above look appealing to you, I definitely encourage you to pick up Wild Women and Creatures of the Deep on Amazon or through the publisher’s website! They are both constructed in a high-quality way, have great original artwork, and are just a ton of fun to color!

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This giveaway will run for one week only, beginning today and ending at 11:59pm EST Sunday, November 19. The winners will be drawn at random on Monday, November 20 from the full pool of entrants, and they will have three days to respond to the winning announcement email before a new winner is drawn in their place.

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      • Hi Anne! I’m sorry you got a headache watching the video. I’m always looking to improve my videos and I’ll keep that in mind for future videos!

        When you watched the video in the giveaway widget, did you press the “Continue” button to submit that entry? Doing so should give you credit for the video view. Sorry for the hassle!

    • Hi Lynne, I’m sorry you are having trouble with the video entry. I’m always trying to improve these giveaways and add new ways to enter but this entry method seems to be giving a lot of people trouble unfortunately. 😞 When you watch the video, there should be a “Continue” button that starts out greyed out, but turns green once you watch the video. Were you able to click the green “Continue” button after watching?

  • Yes. I have subscribed and joined and I have 0 entries. It bounces me all over and is very confusing. I have 0 entries after messing with this for almost an hour. Sorry just not worth my time.

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      I do recommend using a computer to enter if you have the option. To enter, you must log into the Gleam widget with one of your social media accounts or your email address, which it will prompt you to do, prior to receiving any entries.

      Hopefully this is helpful, and again, I am sorry about the technical difficulties!

  • Thanks for this opportunity, I am having the same problem as Michelle. I am logged in and I have clicked on everything. It takes me all over the place and still no entries. Now I can’t even logout.

    • Hi Luann, I’m sorry you are having trouble entering. Are you using a phone or tablet? If so, I suggest trying on a computer and/or trying to enter through this alternate URL: https://gleam.io/pTQvy/cleverpedia-chickadee-creative-coloring-giveaway

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      I’m very sorry for the difficulties some people are experiencing trying to enter. It’s difficult for me to troubleshoot without knowing what kind of device and browser you are using, but trying some of the things above should help!

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