Archive for May 2016

Ghost Pirate In Red And Blue – Coloring With Stabilo 68 Markers

James A. Owen's Ghost Pirate in Red and in Blue by Vintage Coloring

While Curator Prime had been instructed in art (drawing and oil painting) at a young age, in more recent years she has focused her attention specifically on the intricacies of Color. In this Curator Coloring, she will present two different color schemes achieved with Stabilo 68 markers on the same coloring page, The Ghost Pirate, by James A. Owen from his All The Colors of Magic – Book 2 coloring book.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste (1755) by William and John Halfpenny, Architects. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration from Part II drawn by the authors.

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Treehouse Swing – Coloring with Crayola Pip Squeak Skinnies

Treehouse Swing by Emila Yusof with Crayola markers by Vintage Coloring

Curator Prime is especially fond of coloring pages that tell a story. Emila Yusof creates such coloring books, and this blog post is a Curator Coloring of one of her designs from her coloring book Treehouse using Crayola Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the novel A Blue Grass Beauty (1903) by Gabrielle E. Jackson. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Pierrot Reading – Coloring with Copic Markers

One of the primary reasons Curator Prime publishes vintage coloring books is that there are so few story-based, detailed coloring books available. This means, once a book is published, Curator Prime has a new set of illustrations to color. This Curator Coloring using Copic markers is from The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, Volume 1.

While a relatively simple design, Curator Prime has a multitude of work-in-progress photographs to share with you, should you wish to re-create her interpretation and avoid her less-than-successful experiments. A complete list of markers used is noted at the end, as well as a link to a free downloadable coloring page of an Aubrey illustration.

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The Green Dragon – Coloring with Copic Markers

James A. Owen's Green Dragon with Copic markers by Vintage Coloring

In on-going admiration, Curator Prime colored another piece by James A. Owen from All The Colors of Magic – Book 1 coloring book. For this Curator Coloring, the image is the Green Dragon, also known as the cover of Here There Be Dragons, the first novel in James’ Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series.

Presented with over fifty work-in-progress images, Curator Prime will relate how she used Copic markers to provide color to this highly detailed illustration.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Fable #30 “The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse” from Æsop’s Fables: A New Version, Chiefly From the Original Sources (1911) by Thomas James, M. A., Late Hon. Canon of Peterborough. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by John Tenniel, known for his Alice in Wonderland artwork.

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Curator Prime’s Patreon Project – Patronage Coloring Books Benefiting Children’s Literacy

Curator' Prime's Patreon - Adventurer Reward Level

Curator Prime is delighted to announce a new aspect of Vintage Coloring – a Patreon project to create and publish special coloring books to benefit the children’s literacy charity, Kids Need To Read. Read More →


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Hereby presenting an excerpt about the Two Fairies from Tales Told at Twilight (1904) by Katherine M. Iliffe. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Percy J. Billinghurst.

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