Review: David Bowie “Starman” – A Colouring Book*




Anyone that
knows me personally will know that I’m super into rock music. I was brought up
listening to classic rock, heavy metal, indie rock, you name it, by my
rock-n-roll obsessed dad, and David Bowie was one of the artists he listened to
frequently. When I was contacted by Emily at Plexus books about reviewing a
David Bowie colouring book, I thought this was the perfect way to share my
memories of the man we’ll always know as the Starman.



I listen to
Bowie on a regular basis. My football team plays his song “heroes” as a
background track for a pre-match video, one of my favourite bands of the last
few years has covered one of his songs to an amazing standard (The Struts cover
of Rebel Rebel, if you’re intrigued) and I don’t think I’ve ever gone a week
without singing along to Space Oddity. This colouring book is a culmination of
everything that made up Bowie, with his eccentric outfits depicted in an almost
pop art inspired stylised drawing and accompanied by the lyrics that he is
famous for penning. It contains a number of beautiful eulogies memorialising
the great man, many of them enormous names with person ties to Bowie. I think
that this in particular is a beautiful touch and makes the colouring book all
the more unique and treasurable.



Each
drawing is accompanied with a page full of facts about the era, about the songs
and about Bowie himself. It is definitely a perfect present for a fan of Bowie
looking to remember him a different, more artistic way. The drawings are
simplistic but I believe this is apt: Bowie was a simple man who made artistic
decisions, both musically and in the fashionable sense, which made him vibrant.
The paper is thick so you can go to town with paints, pastels or markers and
recreate the outfits of an era.



RIP Bowie.
May the world forever be blessed with the product of your time on Earth- your
beautiful music.


What are your memories of Mr Bowie? Let me know in the comments! 




(*The
product mentioned in this review was gifted to me, but my opinions remain my
own. You can buy the colouring book from amazon
here if you so wish.)