Review: Doodlers Anonymous Epic Coloring Book

Most of the adult coloring books I’ve seen at Adult Coloring 101 are drawn by one artist and are often single-themed such as mandalas, animals, abstracts, flowers, creatures, etc. And as much as I love them, sometimes I yearn for something a bit “different” from the often whimsy.

Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book CoverThat is why a coloring book published earlier this month intrigued me.

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How to Choose Colors – Part I

A lot of you have asked for advice about choosing colors for our adult coloring. Today, we introduce the Color Wheel. In future posts, we will cover a few of the ways to use the Color Wheel to bring harmony to our coloring.

When I flip through my finished adult coloring books, the color on some pages seems “scattered,” like on this owl I did a while ago:Choose Colors

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Coloring Book Releases – October 2015

Coloring Books for October 2015It is October! The kids are back in school, the sweaters are out from storage, and the Christmas displays are up at stores just in time for Halloween. And of course, grown-up minds turn to hot, new coloring books!

My unscientific count of new publications debuting online and in retailers in October is almost 200. There are some great new coloring books for new and experienced colorists, as well as some books that may get the non-coloring people in your life into the pastime. And popular franchises such as Outlander, Breaking Bad and even Candy Crush are entering the fray. Continue reading “Coloring Book Releases – October 2015”

Adult Coloring Books on Kickstarter!

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 23, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — As adult coloring books continue to dominate the Amazon bestsellers list and the iTunes app store, a new coloring book taking off on Kickstarter signals an update in this hot trend heading into the holiday shopping season.

Adult Coloring Book
Her Coloring Book by Morgan Carson

“Her Coloring Book” by Los Angeles visual artist Morgan Carson is a coloring book designed specifically Continue reading “Adult Coloring Books on Kickstarter!”

Colored Markers, Part I: Water Soluble Markers

After colored pencils, colored markers are the second most popular media for adult coloring. In this series of posts, we will take a look at the various types of markers and how you can choose and use them. Continue reading “Colored Markers, Part I: Water Soluble Markers”

My First Adult Coloring Book was … a Magazine

When I made my first baby step into adult coloring, the few I had heard the most about were sold out online.  So, I headed to my closest book store (remember bookstores???) to touch and feel what everyone was so hyped about.

I didn’t want to spend my hard-earned cash unnecessarily.

Relax with Art Adult Coloring Book Magazine
Relax with Art Magazine

Unfortunately, the store’s display with its small selection of adult coloring books was very picked over – the only ones left were over $20; As a rank beginner I wasn’t ready to make that investment.  My husband and I headed out of the store, and as we passed the magazine stand and lo and behold, we saw a few nice-looking coloring magazines at a more reasonable price. I picked up
Relax with Art – Colouring for Adults – Issue 2
for $8.99 (list was £2.99). Continue reading “My First Adult Coloring Book was … a Magazine”

Adult Coloring 101 – ebook Now Available

The first guide in our new adult coloring series is now available!

Adult Coloring Adult Coloring 101101- Your Guide to the Best Adult Coloring Books, Colored Pencils, Coloring Markers, and More! contains all the information you need to kick-off your coloring fun.  This new guide provides all the basics, including reviews and recommendations for all the tools to get started.

-Coloring Books
-Pencils
-Sharpeners
-Erasing
-Pens
-Strokes
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ADULT COLORING – WHY?

Adult coloring books have been a trend for over a year now I have been using coloring as a stress reliever and for general escapism from everyday life. Coloring also seems to have the unintended benefit of helping my concentration and breaking my writer’s blocks. It is a wonderful way to alleviate boredom in a creative, productive way.

However, if you are like me, you  haven’t colored in 20 – or more! – years.  And you realize that when you start coloring again, crayons and kids’ cartoon coloring books just don’t cut it.

BUT WAIT….HOW DID THIS COLORING THING START??

The essential difference between a child’s coloring book and those for adults is that the artwork itself is sophisticated – you won’t be coloring a car from a cartoon movie, a bunny or a fairy princess. Continue reading “ADULT COLORING – WHY?”