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Colorful Backgrounds book

This is the first in a series of books containing colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle. The book is 6x9", and there are 30 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper. It is available in both electronic and print form.
Scroll down to see some examples.

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It is also available from many other online booksellers (but not Indigo).

If you would like to order my book in quantity for re-selling, please email me at gcrabe@mac.com for details.

Here are thumbnails of all the backgrounds in the book. Click for a larger view.

colorful backgrounds


Here are some backgrounds on which I did some drawing. Bring out your art supplies and have fun! I look forward to seeing your work.

This first one shows different ways to shade a pattern. The line are is done with a Pigma Sensei pen. The first three columns in the pattern have no shading. The next three just have some lines made with a white Gelly Roll pen. The next three are shaded with graphite. Next, there are lines drawn in black pen, with a highlight done using a white Prismacolor pencil. The last three are simply highlighted with the white Prismacolor pencil.

sample1

In this one, I used the circles of the background and did some drawing with black pen, white gel pen, and coloured pencils.

sample2

And this is a simple drawing made with a black pen, and shaded with coloured pencil.

sample3

And here are two lovely examples from my friend Alice Hendon.
You can see a full review and more of Alice's work here on her website.

Alice Hendon Alice Hendon