I've been so busy making crafts this year that my colouring books have fallen by the wayside so I finally did a couple of pages.
This one took me an entire afternoon. I would have preferred to use markers for the sky and moon but the ink bleeds through to the other side so I had to use coloured pencils. My hand kept going numb and dead from bearing down so hard. Also used gel pens for the detail work (that's why the lightning is so shiny).
I don't like the fact that the ink from another picture shows through. I wish Dover Press would either make bleed-resistant pages or keep the back side of each colouring design blank, like in the mandala books.
I got a bunch of free designs off the internet and printed them on card stock instead of regular paper. Gel pens are perfect for the fine detail work.
The Portland sign, Western Meadowlark and light green St. John's Bridge are all accurately coloured.
Same thing for the American Goldfinch (WA state bird), the bark of the Western Cedar (Oregon STOLE the Douglas fir for their state tree, so Washington's is Western Cedar), salmon & rhododendron (state flower) are also accurate.
I've just had a new cross stitch project arrive that has taken priority over other crafts for now, so the colouring will have to take a back seat for a few weeks.