Have you ever done something you're embarrassed of?
What if that embarrassment was available for the world to see?
When I published my first coloring book a year ago, I felt like a rockstar. Famous, even. I was a celebrity in my own mind. I mean, there was no red carpet, no awards, and certainly no cushy bank accounts. But I felt accomplished.
Fast forward to a year later and that rockstar status has become my embarrassment.
In just one year, I have improved my drawing, my techniques, updated my materials, and have learned from my mistakes. I am making far better art than I was a year ago. And now that amateurish published book has become my embarrassment.
I have argued with myself if I should go back and fix my embarrassing published book or just leave it and keep making new art. The perfectionist in me sided with fixing it.
I want all of my sassy colorists to truly love my work. So not only am I redrawing all of the original pages, I'm adding 10 additional pages to the book!
I hate to think of what my other books will seem like to me a year from now.
Anyway! Since a new book needs a new cover, I need your help! If you like coloring, please consider entering my contest.
And if you have done something embarrassing and have a chance to fix it, do it and rock it even harder this time!
One more thing before I get to the contest...
I can't believe I'm doing this but if you want a chance to own my embarrassment before the revised version takes over, click here.
**COLOR MY COVER CONTEST**
Would you like a chance to color the cover of my next book? Join in on the fun and get coloring!
1. Print the cover image listed in this post
and color it. Here is a link to a high quality PDF if you prefer that instead.
2. You may use any colors and any medium (markers, pencils, watercolor, digital, whatever!)
3. Take a clear photo or scan and post it to my contest album in My Colouring Mood Facebook group NO LATER THAN March 19th, 2017. You will have to be a member of the group and request to join here.
4. I will choose my favorite from the submissions to be on the cover of my book. If I have a difficult time deciding, I will allow the public to vote on my favorites.
5. You may enter multiple entries.
The winner* of the contest will receive named acknowledgment inside the book, an autographed copy of the book, and a printable PDF copy of the book.
Two runners up will receive a PDF copy of the book.
*Winner of the contest will need to scan their colored page at a minimum of 600dpi and email to me along with a signed release form within 1 week of announcing the winner.
If this cannot be completed, the winner's entry will be forfeited and the second place winner will be notified.
Good luck and happy coloring!