Colouring Books

My take on adult colouring books

It's all stations go preparing for SURTEX (come and see me in Booth 229!) but I couldn't resist joining in with the Make Art That Sells Bootcamp. You just can't beat a fun and market-specific brief from Lilla Rogers. Lilla is so on-trend with what the market wants there's always a lightbulb moment when the brief arrives. Oh, of course, adult colouring books...!

She got us started drawing 1920s hairstyles. Here's my finished piece and a few of my sketches along the way. I'll be working this up into a full book pitch and submitting it to one of my publishing clients straight after SURTEX.

 Mock up of the front cover © Emma McGowan 2016

Mock up of the front cover © Emma McGowan 2016

 An early sketch, a version of which ended up in the top left hand corner of the finished piece (see above)

An early sketch, a version of which ended up in the top left hand corner of the finished piece (see above)

 This lady didn't make the cut despite her very on-trend turban!

This lady didn't make the cut despite her very on-trend turban!