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
Prismacolor Colored Pencils rate high on the scale of fine art products and come in eight distinct product lines, four of which are briefly reviewed here.
These include Art Stix®, Premier, Lightfast, and Scholar® pencils. Each product line can be used exclusive to the other lines, or mixed to create multiple textures and visual effects.
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.
“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.”
By: Christian Bryant
Do you work a stressful job?
Are you having trouble finding ways to relieve that stress?
Well, why don’t you try coloring!
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.