So another great activity book by Thomas Pavitte has been released over the summer and since I really enjoyed his 1000 dots activity books which I got last summer, I was pretty excited about this one!
It's a coloring book and it's based on 'paint by numbers' but more intricate. And it's called Querkles. I got the masterpieces book from the bookdepository.com and could not wait to get started.
I decided that it would be a great way to use up some of my fountain pen ink samples to color the pages with. I still have a lot from my past inkdrop subscription from the goulet pen company and from swaps with pen pals.
The first page is King Tut and thought a nice selection of browns would do the trick. I selected the colors from darkest (layer one) to lightest (layer 5).
The set up and see all the overlapping circles!
Layer one is done with Noodler's burma road brown
Layer two is done with Toucan Umber
Layer 3 is done with Pelikan Brown
Layer 4 is done with Noodler's Polar brown
The face becomes a lot more visible here which was a fun thing to discover.
The final layer is done with Noodler's Golden brown.
I was pretty impressed by this 'puzzle' and uncovering the whole picture by coloring it is awesome.
Though something bothered me (because I am OCD and nit picky maybe ;) and that is that not all circles were numbered and therefore not everything needed to be colored in. But I felt like experimenting further and distilled the Noodler's golden brown to a golden yellow color and colored in the remainder of the circles.
Which resulted in this:
You can see a bit of blending with the other inks but I think that gives it a more interesting effect.
A close up
I am very pleased with the end result :)
You can see the whole coloring process here.
My findings are that the paper in this book, like with the 1000 dots activity book, is very fountain pen ink friendly! There is no bleed through or ghosting and doesn't warp as much when using wet inks!
So definitely a great experience to color with fountain pen inks in this book and am already excited to pick the colors for the next one in line.
If you like coloring and want something different than the coloring books that are already out there, definitely pick up a querkles coloring book :)
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