You might know Steve “Squidoodle” Turner from his generous sharing of his incredibly unique black and white illustrations that he posts on many of the Coloring Book groups on Facebook. Indeed that’s how I discovered his quirky and imaginative doodle creatures and creations.
Steve launched his second highly detailed coloring book in November of 2015. It includes all the letters of the alphabet with each letter filled with creatures and items that start with that letter.
“Sit back and relax. Choose your letter. Spot all the little doodles – and colour your way to happiness with Squidoodle’s Book of Fancy Letters – An Alphabetical Adult Coloring Adventure by Steve Turner.
A Day at the Beach by Squidoodle – Steve Turner
The Natural Atlas by Squidoodle – Steve Turner
Creative Insults for Foul-Mouthed Beasts – A UK Sweary Coloring Book by Squidoodle – Steve Turner
Steve kindly agreed to answer a few questions so you could get to know where his inspiration comes from and how the mind of an artist works.
Coloring Book Artist Steve “Squidoodle” Turner Q & A
Q. What do you Enjoy Drawing the Most?
A. I love drawing animals the Most
Q. How did you get started?
A. Ive always drawn but only recently started taking it seriously. I mainly draw because it’s therapeutic.
Q. Who or what is your inspiration?
A. I draw inspiration from nature and mechanics and the interesting contradiction between them.
Q. What materials do you enjoy using the most?
A. Fineline pens and drawing pads.
Q. Do you like to color in your designs or prefer to have others do that?
A. I prefer it when other people colour my work because it creates something completely different. I never do a drawing just for colouring, I envisage them as black and white so when someone colours my drawing, it takes on a whole new identity which is fantastic.
Q. What supplies or brands do you recommend for your book or designs?
A. For colouring in I’ve heard prismacolour pencils are pretty good. Sharpies are bold but they bleed a little. I’d like to see someone colour my drawing with pastels.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t doing art?
A. Apart from drawing, I like going away camping in my old campervan. But I still take a sketchbook with me….
Bonus! I asked Steve if there was anything else I should ask that his fans might want to know about him. He came up with the question…”What’s the strangest thing you’ve drawn?”
A. I did a commissioned drawing of the entire digestive system. It was really unusual and fun and I actually learned a lot doing it.
Steve’s first coloring books is available on Amazon
In Steve’s words….. My first colouring book for grown-ups or kids! Squidoodle’s Adventures in Colouring and Doodling is an A4 (For we Yanks that’s 8 1/2 x 11 letter size) It’s a 16 page colouring book, on single sides, featuring all the favourites: Ornate owl, campervan, dragon, Steampunk and more. Colour it in, Doodle the backgrounds….or both! Printed on single sides so if you use pens, it doesn’t matter if they go through.
Many of the designs have white area for you to complete in your own doodle style.
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Check out the video flip-thru of the book below.
Christmas Naughty Santas
The Beefeaters & The Telephone Box
1980s Retro Childhood
Breast Cancer Ribbon
Steve created this detailed Breast Cancer Ribbon for everyone to color-in in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month of October. He would love to see you color it in and post it to his Facebook page. He’s been overwhelmed with how many people have downloaded and colored.
*****GRAB YOUR PINK PENS AND COLOUR FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2015*****
Let’s raise some money!! As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have drawn a doodle-ribbon, with flowers, hearts, butterflies, a “There is always hope” scroll, leaves, diamonds, a dove, a glass of wine and loads more.
I want you all to colour it. In hot pinks.. pencils, pens, whatever you fancy. All I ask, is that if you download, print it and colour it, please take a photo of your colouring and make a small donation to the Cancer charity of your choice. Then send me the photo and I’ll create an album on my page, of all the wonderful coloured ribbons. Make sure you share this so others can get involved.
You don’t need to tell me who you have donated to, or how much, but if you do we can get a better idea of how much we can raise.
Download the high resolution PDF here
Happy colouring folks! Let’s see if we can raise some money.
Squiddy D xxxx