Twitch is a service that allows artists and gamers to livestream videos. I mostly watch other artists on mine. I hadn’t used it because getting music for twitch meant listening to some horrible music that was anything but relaxing. However, Twitch will block any music I use that is not allowed to be broadcast, so I’m just going to enjoy drawing and painting.

I am going to start using my Twitch account off and on. Normally, it will not have speaking. I share my office with my honey and he usually is playing a game online with his buddies. Guys are creative with speech when they hang out together and game.  Instead, I listen to music that is relaxing to me. Twitch may block some of that. I will also go back in and take the videos into time-lapse format and post them on Youtube with proper music.


Getting a Few Things Updated!

I’ve been working today to update my website. The Reviews page still needs updated, but I have reviews up on Youtube for some great coloring book titles.  You can check out my website here:

Shelah Dow Art

I also have been working away on dragons for the upcoming book, “Dragon Wings and Wild Things” due to release late March or early April 2017. I only have 5 more dragons to go. Can I get them done in time?  You betcha.

If you missed it, “Weirdlings and Wildlings Vol. 2” is now available.  To see some of what you’ll find in this book, check it out:

You can get this book as softcover on

Weirdlings and Wildlings Vol. 2 on Amazon!

or in digital download high-quality PDF version on Etsy.

Weirdlings and Wildlings Vol. 2 – Etsy Digital Download

Check that shop for a limited time special going on as well that bundles this book and the first fairy book together for $11. That’s a $5 discount off of buying them separately.




Paper Quality in Coloring Books

If you check it out, you will notice that I publish my books via CreateSpace. I also have a pdf version available on Etsy. One of the complaints artists hear is that the paper is too thin. The paper is 60lb medium white and actually colors very well. It’s not too thin. Most of us print our books single-sided, so a blotter page behind it will be fine.  To see what can be achieved on CreateSpace coloring book paper versus card stock paper, check out this video by Absurd Reviews.

You can also find reviews of many different coloring books here:

Tutorial Time!!!

I do so like this tutorial and can’t wait to try this out.

One my friends made this video tutorial of blending a background using colored pencils. I always think her backgrounds (her coloring in general) has a very artistic touch with texture and life. They’re beautiful. Desereé Cundiff made a great video to show a way I need to try because backgrounds intimidate me. Her style definitely is enjoyable.


DragonflyMaiden-Deseree CundiffSmallerYou can purchase this individual coloring page here:
Dragonfly Maiden Adult Coloring Page

Another Lapse in Time

I took the other camera back and got one with a longer cord. I really am enjoying this whole create on camera thing.  It’s fun to go back and watch the design grow into something new. This one needs to be scanned and then cleaned up. She’ll be the very last image to go into the fairy book.

In other words, it’s almost done! I have colorists that are working now on some images for the back cover. I’m figuring out order of images in the book.  Everything is right on track and ready to release very soon.