Synopses & Reviews
Just add color!
For anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of coloring, comes Outside the Lines, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists. With contributions from Keith Haring, AIKO, Shepard Fairey, Exene Cervenka, Keita Takahashi, Jen Corace, Ryan McGinness, and more, Outside the Lines features edgy and imaginative pieces ready for you to add your own special touch.
"In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp, Deuchars invites readers to integrate their own drawings into images loosely extrapolated from the work and style of famous artists (briefly profiled throughout), and to use these images as a foundation for further exploration. Following a capsule introduction to Louise Bourgeois, best known for her 'Maman' spider sculptures, are instructions for creating blown-ink spiders using straws; a brief bio of Magritte is joined by exercises that encourage unexpected, out-of-the-box thinking. The profiles are intelligently paired with various experiments involving color and technique, while helping readers understand what it means to think, see, and create like an artist. Ages 9 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"This coloring book geared towards art-loving adults might be the best thing we've ever seen.”
"Its totally 2013s 'it' gift."
"Think outside the lines with this new coloring book thats not just for kids!"
—Crayons and Croissants
"Outside the Lines is an amazing collection of illustrations by some of our favorite contemporary artists - a visual treat no matter your age - much like this colorful celebration."
"The book's contents surprise and inspire through a unique world of creativity with each page turned."
“The collection represents an awesome range of black-and-whites, most of which wouldn't look out of place framed on a wall in a home (with or without children).”
“Coloring books are often thought of as the purview of children, but Outside the Lines shows that coloring can unleash the imagination of child and adult alike…. Outside the Lines is a visual explosion of lines just begging to be filled with color, and is a creative outlet for anyone with an imagination.”
“A coloring book thats a cut above.”
“Say whatever you want about being too old for coloring books, but trust us—you're going to want this one.”
"This charming compendium... is as much an invitation to imagine as it is to admire, to savor, to revel in the beauty and inventiveness of the humble line in its infinitely fanciful permutations.”
In this interactive coloring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of art and fills it with drawings and activities that engage with what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages. Aimed at children aged eight and older, the emphasis is on fun and making the creation of art an integral part of the way you express yourself.
How to draw a simple bird from Marion Deuchars on Vimeo.
Draw on the Plinth from Marion Deuchars on Vimeo.
About the Author
Souris Hong-Porretta is an art enthusiast, idea enabler, and curator of consumption. She blogs about art and culture at Hustler of Culture and waxes poetic about kids and creativity at Tiny Iron Fists. She lives in Dogtown, California, with her artist husband, Silvio; crayon-jabbing daughter, Lulu; and scaredy cat, Atari.