Wars gets in on the current trend for adult-orientated colouring books, with
this amazingly detailed collection of 98 drawings, courtesy of graphic artist Jérémy Mariez.
Covering all seven films to date, the Star
Wars universe is brought to life in a series of beautifully detailed drawings,
covering each episode in roughly equal measure (we counted).
Although there’s a few recreations of
famous scenes, such a Luke astride a Tauntaun (as well, as more notorious
moments, such as C-3PO’s head on a Battle Droid on Geonosis), most of the
emphasis is on portraits of characters, ships and locations. As you’d expect,
all the primary characters and ships all get their moment in the spotlight with
multiple impressive drawings, as do minor characters such as Greedo, Salacious
Crumb and Kit Fisto. And yes, if you were wondering, Jar Jar’s in there too, in
all his floppy-eared glory.
The nature of colouring by numbers books
means you’re supposed to have little clue as to what you’re colouring when you
start off, with the picture gradually revealing irself as you proceed. A lot of
the ships and characters of Star Wars are so iconic though, it’s impossible for
them not to leap off the page. It’s hard to see even a disguised version of the
Millennium Falcon and mistake it for anything else (hint: it’s one of the few
awarded a double-page spread) This by no means applies to all though and some
remain a pleasant surprise (I defy anyone to guess what number 67 is). And, if
you really can’t wait, there’s completed versions of each drawing at the back,
although it may well prove depressing comparing your inadequate effort to
Mariez’s far more professional versions.
As for the drawings themselves, they vary
greatly in complexity. Dooku’s hologram of the Death Star you could probably
polish off in under an hour. The likes of the Rancor on the other hand, you can
safely abandon any other plans you may have for the evening.
The complexity of some on the drawings may
well discourage some younger fans, but for older children and adults, you’ll
find plenty to entertain yourself. Providing you’re the patient type, the Star
Wars colouring book is great fun, and should provide hours of enjoyment for
fans both young and old.
STAR WARS – COLOURING BY NUMBERS / AUTHOR:
JÉRÉMY MARIEZ / PUBLISHER: EGMONT / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW