Review: Pinups by Amandine Jung

Amandine Jung is a French Illustrator who got into coloring in 2018 and released her first book in 2020. Her latest book, Pinups, is filled with over 20 drawings of cool girls with rockabilly flair! I absolutely love this book’s unique style and “bad girl” attitude. The designs have just enough detail for experts to not get bored and novices to not get overwhelmed!

Amandine has a Youtube channel where you can see her color/paint most of her designs. Not only is she an excellent illustrator but her coloring skills are amazing. I don’t speak French, so I have no idea what she’s saying but watching her paint/color is absolutely mesmerizing!

Facebook Adult Coloring Group member, Audri Clarke, colored the above pictures using a blend of markers and pencils on neenah vellum 67lb paper. “The sky fairy has a base of ohuhu pastel alcohol markers. Polychromos over top, using gamsol to create a blend between marker and pencil. Gold paint pen and white posca for details. The diner waitress was polychromos, with gamsol on just the background to smooth the checker pattern. White posca for details. The nurse was only polychromos, white posca for details.” Audri has been coloring since 2016 and considers herself an intermediate artist. After coloring these pages, she said “I absolutely loved coloring all of these pages. The drawings are absolutely beautiful. They are clear, detailed, and perfectly sized for the pages that it still leaves room for individual creativity.” 

Facebook Adult Coloring Group member, Rachel Donaldson, said “Coloring started for me in  December 2021. I’m a beginner. Soucolor Gel Pens, Crayola Colored Pencils and Black Widow pencils are my favorites. I use Gelly Roll Pens and Alcohol Markers too. I enjoyed these characters with different outfits. Staying in the lines and shading are two things I try to do and my backgrounds are coming along.” She enjoyed coloring these so much that she did the hula girl twice, the second time just using Weisbrandt Alcohol Markers!

Facebook Adult Coloring Group member, Karen Emery colored the above images with Prismacolor and Faber Castel colored pencils on Epson matte presentation paper.  She said, “This is the first time I’ve done anything like this. I don’t usually color this genre, skulls and scars (she’s used to books from Kerby Rosanes and François Gautier) so it was a little more challenging – but I loved this whole experience.” Karen picked up coloring about 4 years ago but has only been doing it consistently for the past 4-5 months. She added,  “I’m new so I blended as best I can using darker pencils. I definitely see room for improvement.”  

Where to buy?

You can buy this set as well as many other fantastic sets on Amandine’s website and her Etsy page.

Download Sample Page!

Amandine has been generous enough to share this page to download to our members and visitors free of charge!!

About the Artist: Amandine Jung

Born in 1987, in Brittany, in the land of fairies and korrigans, Amandine Jung lets herself be enchanted by tales and legends, wacky nursery rhymes, cartoons of all kinds. She keeps her child’s soul in a world that she imagines dark and poetic. In her imagination, the sun can disappear to give way to the moon, Snow White can bite into a pearl apple, and a small shrew flies curiously in the sky. Going from a simple image in your head and succeeding in giving it shape is a difficult creative process. Amandine plays with paint, lines and her ideas. It feeds on the slightest word, a tiny note of music, a sweet spicy smell, the sound of the rain falling on the ground, the autumn leaves singing in the Breton forests, the moon makes her dreamy.

Since 2018, the artist has embarked on the world of coloring and reveals a new talent for the production of coloring books for adults. In 2020, her first book ” Snow White, the Poisoned Princess ” was released, followed in 2021 by ” Cinderella and the Halloween Ball “, in 2022 ” Pinups, Hors Série 2022 ” marked the beginning of her consecration, her name began to resonate. pretty much everywhere.

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