Finding Joy in Adult Coloring

Adult colouring woke up millions of people. They rediscovered their love for art. They found their inner creativity and embraced a new passion. Now, you’ve heard of adult colouring and you’d like to give it a try. But you’re not quite sure where to start.

Choose a Book

The easiest place to begin is by picking a coloring book. With a coloring book, you’ll have lots of pictures to color and all of your designs will be in one place.

Don’t think you’re limited to just coloring mandalas. There are dozens books on almost every theme imaginable. Some people like nature or landscape designs. If that’s you, then try Enchanted Forest Coloring Book or Secret Garden Coloring Book.

Animal-themed coloring books are fun, too. You can grab ones that feature only one type of animal such as Dazzling Dogs or Beautiful Birds. But you can also get ones that have many different types of animals like the Stress Relieving Animal Designs Coloring Book or Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom – A Coloring Book Adventure.

But you don’t have to just stick with pictures, either. There are plenty of inspirational coloring books that feature an uplifting phrase or word of encouragement. For example, there’s an Inspirational Coloring Book for Everyone and the Good Vibes and Mindfulness Coloring Book.

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Experiment with Different Tools

You can use any type of coloring tool that you like. Two popular options are colored pencils and markers. There are advantages to both. With colored pencils, you can change the hue of the color by varying the amount of pressure you put on the pencil. This gives you more control over how the final picture will appear.

Markers can give your picture a beautiful, vibrant look. But they don’t allow you to vary your hue. This means if you want to color a flower several different shades of blue, you may have difficult doing that. You may also have to check new coloring books to ensure your markers aren’t ‘bleeding’ onto the next page.

But don’t be afraid to experiment with other coloring tools. Some people really enjoy coloring with gel pens. Other people prefer to use a box of crayons. Test a few option and see what you strikes you as the most fun.

Get New Coloring Sheets Every Month

If you’ve become a coloring addict or if simply love getting new coloring sheets, then you may want to check out coloring memberships. These are websites where you can sign up and you’ll receive new coloring pages each month. Color Monthly is just one of the many options available.

Depending on what type of membership is right for you, you can get your coloring sheets delivered digitally or physically. The advantage of going digital is that you can print the designs yourself. So if you like a certain weight of paper or prefer a particular layout, you can make sure it’s just how you like.

The advantage of getting your designs bound in a book is being able to take multiple designs with you anywhere. All you have to do is grab your book, your coloring tools, and you’re ready to start out on your next adventure.

Remember, coloring isn’t about doing it “right” or staying in the lines. There are no rules when it comes to coloring. You can make your trees purple if you want, add your own doodles to the page, or paste an inspiring quote on your coloring sheet. Do what you want and have fun with it.

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