And everything in between!
This book series has been a journey for me as an illustrator, but more importantly it keeps on traveling. This is some of Cheryl's journey through Sacred Animals. I asked Cheryl a few questions about her coloring experience and these some of her insights.
What is it about these books that stands out to you?
For me what stands out in the books is the awesome artwork.
Do you have a favorite image? Have you gone back to color anything more than once?
I've looked through all my books and really tried to pick out a favorite image but just couldn't do it! But I did especially love the Sacred Animals book.
Do you color a few pages (favorites) in each book? or is there another process you take?
No, I've never colored the same image more than once. At least not yet, but who knows what the future holds?
Do you have a process that you usually take when approaching a new book?
My coloring process when I get a new book is to go from beginning to end nonstop! No random coloring for me!
What are some of your favorite types of pencils or markers? Do you have a preference?
I love to color with glitter pens, crayons and color pencils. Also the Staedtler triplus fineliner is great for really detailed artwork. Hardly ever use markers since they tend to bleed through the page.
What do you do with your finished books or pages?
When I finish a book, sometimes I pick out the best ones and have them framed. The rest I leave as a heirloom for my daughters.
Are you still enjoying the process as much as you did when you started? (when was that?)
Yes, I still love coloring as much I when I started, which was about 2 years ago. When I was a kid, I loved to color and was at my happiest when I got a new book and box of crayons.
Anything else you want to add to other coloring enthusiasts?
Coloring for me is a super stress reliever. I just forget any problems and concentrate on what color I'm going to put where on the image.
One of the most amazing things about Cheryl and her coloring was that she starts at the beginning and keeps going all the way through to the end. I love that she has jumped into every page with passion and expression. What a gift for me to see.
Thank you, I am so grateful to Cheryl for sharing her journey with me. Color on Sista!