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Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest & Coloring Book Review

I started coloring as a way to relieve stress, help anxiety and use as a creative outlet. Finding the right kind of coloring book proved challenging.

At first I thought it was about just coloring anything. I started out purchasing popular mandala adult coloring books. It seemed like the right thing to do as so many people liked them.

For me, the shapes seemed to spin instead of relaxing me. I could not envision the final look or even pick colors to use. There was no connection with all the shapes. Continue reading

How To Color Like A Pro In Your Adult Coloring Books

If you are new to coloring and don’t know where to start, or just want to improve your skills, here are some tips from coloring-book artists.

How To Color Like A Pro

Consider Colored Pencils

“I like high-end pencils, which allow you to do shading,” says Erik Siuda, tattoo artist and author of the Modern Tattoo Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven/Dover Publications) among other titles. “I often recommend investing in Prismacolor pencils.”

 

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Mandala Coloring – Relaxation For All Ages

By Lois Eiler

Coloring is an activity long thought of as the child’s domain. It’s pretty easy to see how coloring is beneficial to children. They can learn about shapes and colors, and experiment with different artistic mediums. Moms and restaurant owners have known for ages that a few crayon and paper or placemat to color on can still the restless child. Pre-school and elementary teachers know that coloring is a great interactive activity because it encourages concentration and focus while allowing the child to be creative and expressive.

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