Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Coloring Book Fun!

Have you tried your hand at coloring?  I tell you I am so excited about all of these fun new adult coloring books popping up everywhere.  It's so relaxing to sit down and just color for the fun of it.  It also helps hone those skills for card making.

Today I wanted to share a few pages I've colored recently...

From Natural Wonders Color Art - Leisure Arts

I colored this page with a combination of colored pencils, Inktense watercolor pencils and Koi watercolors.

Natural Wonders Color Art - Leisure Arts

This one was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and filled in with black marker.  The pattern was VERY busy in the background (see below) which I didn't like so I just colored the things I liked and blacked out the rest.  You can tell my marker was stronger at the top and was running out of juice at the bottom.  I need to get a new one or switch to black acrylic paint maybe.

I just don't get all the little lines in the background on some pages...I don't like them so I make them disappear - LOL!!

Sea Live - Skyhorse Publishing

This is all Prismacolor pencils - I also used a blender pencil for many areas which makes a world of difference!

Living Wonders - Leisure Arts

I had SOOOO much fun with this one...  Initially, I started out with the brown owl in the center. I colored him using a combo of my Inktense and Staedtler watercolor pencils. Then I was stumped...I didn't have that many colors of brown watercolor pencils so I just left it set for a week or so.  I went back to it and decided that I can make the owls any ol' color I wanted and went wild!  I used a combination of my watercolor pencils, Prismacolor & Spectrum Noir colored pencils.

I'll be back tomorrow with some tips on coloring these fun pages that I've discovered since I started playing with these fun books.


  1. Great pages! I just love coloring as well!

  2. I love color books! I am looking forward to Johanna Basford's next one, Magical Jungle!
    Beautiful work Roni!


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