Monday, December 21, 2015

COLOR ME BLIND: An Adult Coloring Book by a Color Blind Illustrator

Buy a copy through Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes & Noble and other online bookstores, or special order it at brick and mortar shops via ISBN: 9781364578145.

From the introduction:

I'll admit that I love the irony of being a color blind artist, but in practice it can be maddening. Some of my favorite work (now published in this book) has been shelved since it was inked, because of fear I'd ruin it with color.

My personal art often ends up monotone, because I only mix the base color with black or white for contrast. I pass it off as my “style”, but it's born of anxiety. During the time when I had the good fortune to illustrate for a few multi-platinum musicians, my colors always depended on collaboration with the talented comic book colorist, Darrin Moore.

Drawing can lead me toward mindfulness, but coloring just causes stress. Color blindness doesn't make it impossible for me to do good work, it just messes with my confidence. I feel as if my mind's eye sees things in full spectrum, but I can't make the colors happen on paper. It follows that publishing this coloring book for grown-ups is exciting, because right in the face of my vision deficiency is the chance to see my art completed by people passionate about coloring. I'm so grateful for that.

Thank you for buying this book. Please post your colors online with the #colormeblind hashtag so I can see them! Sort of.