This is a consolidation thread for all the threads I’ve made over the years for my books.
The occasion: I’ve done some tinkering with the shading on some pictures in my coloring book Wise Words from Shakespeare: A Coloring Book for Adults; the results are lighter. It’s still not a ‘black lines outline white space’ type of children’s book, but it may hit a middle ground that will please those who prefer that type.
I’m making this thread, mainly, because I had to change the hosting for images for all my books. Those links seem to be broken, so rather than ask a moderator to let me change each of the several threads, it seemed more reasonable to just put the new images in this thread, along with links to the original threads.
The illustrations in the Shakespeare coloring book departed from the usual ‘thick black lines’ style common in children’s coloring books by including some dimensional shading. But since some people found the shading to be too dark, I corrected the images. Here’s a ‘before and after’ example:
As you can see, the changes don’t eliminate the shading but do lighten it.
Here’s the original thread about the Shakespeare book:
The book is still US$5.99 (or less depending on sales Amazon may run–and of course, the equivalent in other currencies). It’s available at
(Many thanks to Rico for letting me make this new version of the thread.)