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Jules
04-05-2015, 09:15 PM
Colouring for adults hobby is a BIG thing at the moment, not just for kids. A stress reliever and art therapy and a way of getting off the computer and trying something a bit more tactile. Ironically, I am attempting my own colouring in; this image is from the famous 'The Secret Garden' which is all the 'rage' at the moment. Generally it is a paper pencil pastime. But, I thought I would have a go in Artrage, it's quite addictive.

Orkhan
04-06-2015, 05:53 AM
Did you scan the page and imported as layer, or found a digital version already?

Rondo
04-06-2015, 09:20 AM
here you can find plenty of them
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESuAEatQELEKjU2AQaAggKDAsQsIynCB pgCl4IAxIowwf8Et8J_1RLRAsQH4An-E94J0QeFI84h0yfgIbgnhCOtNNoo2SjXKBowE1HPgGLR8DvmpZ kC8T8YerAy3-oDWIOXv-cMUBVP2SRAo3o5A7vut2rog6aOOdlQDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEKEdiNwwLEJ3twQkaJQoICgZmbG93ZXIKBQoDbW FwCggKBnNwcmluZwoICgZicmFuY2gM&q=kleurplaten+voor+volwassenen+bloemen&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lJghVa2jL4nysAWk9IKYBA&ved=0CCYQsw4&biw=1600&bih=785#imgdii=_

and this are in english;)
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESuAEatQELEKjU2AQaAggKDAsQsIynCB pgCl4IAxIowwf8Et8J_1RLRAsQH4An-E94J0QeFI84h0yfgIbgnhCOtNNoo2SjXKBowE1HPgGLR8DvmpZ kC8T8YerAy3-oDWIOXv-cMUBVP2SRAo3o5A7vut2rog6aOOdlQDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEKEdiNwwLEJ3twQkaJQoICgZmbG93ZXIKBQoDbW FwCggKBnNwcmluZwoICgZicmFuY2gM&q=kleurplaten+voor+volwassenen+bloemen&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lJghVa2jL4nysAWk9IKYBA&ved=0CCYQsw4&biw=1600&bih=785#tbm=isch&q=color++for+adults+&imgdii=_

Slap Happy Larry
04-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Hehe, I guess the stress relieving aspect goes up the creek if you put your marker aside and make use of the paint bucket tool. 'D'oh! I thought that was a closed line! D'oh!'

Jules
04-07-2015, 04:23 AM
Did you scan the page and imported as layer, or found a digital version already?
Hi Orkhan, I found it on bing, there are loads on google too.

Jules
04-07-2015, 04:24 AM
Hehe, I guess the stress relieving aspect goes up the creek if you put your marker aside and make use of the paint bucket tool. 'D'oh! I thought that was a closed line! D'oh!'

Haha...that will teach you for cheating :P

justjean
04-07-2015, 09:04 AM
and I think I will just go to colouring with pencils cause I just got a new comp with that W8 on it and I hate it :D:D:D

D Akey
04-09-2015, 10:09 AM
So Jules, are you saying that you're sticking to coloring or are you also doing the line drawings? Looks like it could be a lot of fun doing either or both. I haven't done a coloring book in a long time, although I must say that I've done ink drawings with any number of materials for coloring in the tone.

I really like that drawing that you have there as a sample. It's very cool. I once a long time ago saw a coloring book of Alphonse Muscha's Art Nouveau posters, which were all the rage when rediscovered back in the 1960s. And I don't think they've actually gone out of popularity since then. I believe that line and color work really well together.

As to older people getting into it rediscovering it after it being a childhood thing that we all shared, I think it hits the bull's-eye on a few of different levels at least.

First, they're going to get a pretty decent picture as an endpoint. They can't go too far off the rails, no matter what disability they might be dealing with in the case of those with limited faculties and/or physical shortcomings. So they'll have something to be proud of, and show that they are still viable and certain doors are still open to them.

Second, it probably is very relaxing for anybody, whether focused or meditative. I could see putting on some tunes in the background and just going to town, or people sitting around a table leg in a sewing circle or what ever.

Third, and there's a very good possibility that they can afford the superduper set of crayons with all the colors, including "Am I Blue" and "Come 'n' Get Me Copper". . .

What an inspiring alternative. I'm sure that Carl Jung would give his thumbs-up rating as a method to health and healing and even some fun.

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

Slap Happy Larry
04-16-2015, 11:39 AM
There's a 'Gangsta Rap Coloring Book' in this week's Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books?gallery&utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_campaign=95cfd46424-Humble_Underground_Book_Bundle&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_990b1b6399-95cfd46424-124547721), for all you colourer-iners out there.

jacquelynw73
07-14-2015, 10:41 AM
Hi, I'm new here and new to the concept of colouring in as an adult. Had my colouring in book and pencils delivered today and am loving it so far :-)

NobleStripes
07-14-2015, 07:44 PM
Ho ho, that's cool!

Caesar
07-15-2015, 10:01 PM
... and the best ones will eventually be tattoed also on some of the most whimsical sport champions bodies, provided You may still spot the few ones who have at least some parts tatto-free. They like very much exhibiting childish/ youngsters drawings to feel like fake tribal warriors or weird world maps (doubtfully as living bodyart masterpieces I hope). :o;) LOL I remember that in the old times only sailors and convicts were tattoed, in our western world at least .....

hildee
07-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Went to the Art Gallery lately and in the bookshop there were lovely colouring-in books. One was Mindfulness plus a whole bunch of others, seems to be the rage:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mindfulness-Coloring-Book-Anti-Stress/dp/1615192824

http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Mindfulness-Colouring-Book-Emma-Farrarons/9780752265629

My sister used to colour adult colouring-in books - landscapes, cities, etc., when I was a kid. Special memories, she did beautiful work.

Gms9810
07-20-2015, 01:47 AM
Oooooh, serious fun here.

narf
07-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Colouring for adults hobby is a BIG thing at the moment, not just for kids. A stress reliever and art therapy and a way of getting off the computer and trying something a bit more tactile. Ironically, I am attempting my own colouring in; this image is from the famous 'The Secret Garden' which is all the 'rage' at the moment. Generally it is a paper pencil pastime. But, I thought I would have a go in Artrage, it's quite addictive.

Oh, that is a nice image! But good to know, that this is trendy, as my cousin is working on a website with such coloring submittals herself atm.
If someone is interested, I will post the link when she is ready and the site is online.

I myself was evil and took some images from the Simon's Cat books for coloring :D

They have a lot of very detailed nice sketches:

87017

It will take ages before I will be ready :D

narf
07-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Went to the Art Gallery lately and in the bookshop there were lovely colouring-in books. One was Mindfulness plus a whole bunch of others, seems to be the rage:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mindfulness-Coloring-Book-Anti-Stress/dp/1615192824

http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Mindfulness-Colouring-Book-Emma-Farrarons/9780752265629

My sister used to colour adult colouring-in books - landscapes, cities, etc., when I was a kid. Special memories, she did beautiful work.

We are lucky here in Germany as there is a publisher who provides a lot of very cheap but high quality coloring books for kids.
I alway buy them for my little nephew and niece. The outlines have many details.


They have stuff of adults too: http://paletti-design.de/Kindermalbuecher-Referenzen/Malen-nach-Zahlen-Seite-1515.html

Bobbi
07-20-2015, 11:55 AM
Wow, what a great project. Making your own coloring pictures.

Jules
08-21-2016, 08:33 PM
Oh, that is a nice image! But good to know, that this is trendy, as my cousin is working on a website with such coloring submittals herself atm.
If someone is interested, I will post the link when she is ready and the site is online.

I myself was evil and took some images from the Simon's Cat books for coloring :D

They have a lot of very detailed nice sketches:

87017

It will take ages before I will be ready :D
I love that! I know a friend who is mad on cats who likes adult coloring thanks for the heads up and please add a link to your cousins webby. :D

DJM
08-21-2016, 11:10 PM
Colouring for adults hobby is a BIG thing at the moment, not just for kids. A stress reliever and art therapy and a way of getting off the computer and trying something a bit more tactile. Ironically, I am attempting my own colouring in; this image is from the famous 'The Secret Garden' which is all the 'rage' at the moment. Generally it is a paper pencil pastime. But, I thought I would have a go in Artrage, it's quite addictive.

I am still trying to find the time to do what I like doing,and that is just paint, but, I do like what you are doing. Interesting :>)

narf
08-23-2016, 09:25 AM
deleted because of double answer

Bobbi
09-02-2016, 05:51 AM
here you can find plenty of them
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESuAEatQELEKjU2AQaAggKDAsQsIynCB pgCl4IAxIowwf8Et8J_1RLRAsQH4An-E94J0QeFI84h0yfgIbgnhCOtNNoo2SjXKBowE1HPgGLR8DvmpZ kC8T8YerAy3-oDWIOXv-cMUBVP2SRAo3o5A7vut2rog6aOOdlQDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEKEdiNwwLEJ3twQkaJQoICgZmbG93ZXIKBQoDbW FwCggKBnNwcmluZwoICgZicmFuY2gM&q=kleurplaten+voor+volwassenen+bloemen&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lJghVa2jL4nysAWk9IKYBA&ved=0CCYQsw4&biw=1600&bih=785#imgdii=_

and this are in english;)
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESuAEatQELEKjU2AQaAggKDAsQsIynCB pgCl4IAxIowwf8Et8J_1RLRAsQH4An-E94J0QeFI84h0yfgIbgnhCOtNNoo2SjXKBowE1HPgGLR8DvmpZ kC8T8YerAy3-oDWIOXv-cMUBVP2SRAo3o5A7vut2rog6aOOdlQDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEKEdiNwwLEJ3twQkaJQoICgZmbG93ZXIKBQoDbW FwCggKBnNwcmluZwoICgZicmFuY2gM&q=kleurplaten+voor+volwassenen+bloemen&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lJghVa2jL4nysAWk9IKYBA&ved=0CCYQsw4&biw=1600&bih=785#tbm=isch&q=color++for+adults+&imgdii=_


Looking at some of these patterns for coloring, I think some of them would make excellent patterns for canvases. Going to try some of them :)

Lazardk
09-10-2016, 02:57 AM
Very nice app for iPad users - download the free Pigment app

natalioon
11-17-2016, 04:32 AM
If coloring books is your hobby i recommend nice phone app, i've found it ystrday - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodsofttech.coloringforadults.
Is very nice way to be relaxed... colouring is great!

PeterMark03
09-04-2019, 10:25 PM
Hi guys! I want to know the techniques of adult coloring. Can anyone help me? I am very excited for coloring pages because it is a stress reliever activity for children and adults. So i am on the search for various topics as kids coloring, mermaid coloring, Dragon Eye painting and much more.

Catmandolin
09-05-2019, 06:23 AM
My sister in law does this kind of stuff. She is very kind on the inside but extremely GRUFF on the outside and people fear her. She has a lot on her shoulders and I admire her greatly. This is not my kind of thing but I have a great appreciation for it. Check out the artist Kirby Rosales. He has new books for coloring that just came out if you are itching for something challenging, different and definitely beautiful. Glad to see so many responses on this thread. I thought this forum was a ghost town.:-)

yang
10-17-2019, 03:00 AM
It's a great activity for killing time, getting your head together and being productive. Also it's a nice opportunity to create time for listening to the music.. I can't get round to listening to the music since I got a job. Either I'm too busy or too tired for it, although I was listening to the music all the time before. Now I've been staying in a small village in Spain for a while and it's quite boring in here, therefore I'm colouring all the time. Apparently I will not be able to return back in the near future until I find a commercial property in Costa Blanca (https://tranio.com/commercial/spain/costa_blanca/) for my company so when I return back I will have a lot of nice paintings :)

omarcross
10-30-2019, 04:52 PM
Colouring for adults hobby is a BIG thing at the moment, not just for kids. A stress reliever and art therapy and a way of getting off the computer and trying something a bit more tactile. Ironically, I am attempting my own colouring in; this image is from the famous 'The Secret Garden' which is all the 'rage' at the moment. Generally it is a paper pencil pastime. But, I thought I would have a go in Artrage, it's quite addictive.

Oh, that is a nice image!

Folkestad
12-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Hello all! I'm trying to find different avenues to promote my first coloring book! It's called Unique Mandalas: A Coloring Book for the Imagination. It's available now on Amazon. It's not a book of typical Mandalas that you see. If you would like to check it out do a search on Amazon for Unique Mandalas. It's by Ryan Lee Folkestad. Thank you :)

ColoringOnly
01-02-2020, 08:53 AM
The picture is so emotional, and if you love adult coloring please visit my site: coloringonly.com/category/adult to find more pics.