Author and friend Dawn Sprung and I had talked about combining our skills to create a book together for a few years. When the colouring craze hit North America we knew it was time. We are absolutely thrilled with how the book turned out.
The colouring panels are based on my wildlife paintings, and Dawn wrote poetry to compliment the images. The poetry enhances our perception of the animals, and gives us insight into their daily life and challenges.
The colouring panels are designed in a way that allows the colourist to celebrate the animal with a variety of colour, just like the paintings. They are not digitally created, and important lines are emphasized so that no matter how it is coloured, the wildlife will still be clear. The paper is thick to hold marker, and the pages are perforated.
The book launch took place in Aldersyde, at the impressive Sprung Instant Structures headquarters. Live entertainment was provided by Joshua F. Smith and the Rabbit Hopping Club.