Adult Coloring Books

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Maybe you love art, but you’re just not cut out for creating it.

You adore color, design and eagerly browse any art gallery you come across.

Unfortunately, you’ve found that taking brush to canvas has been, well, less than successful.

Never fear, dear would-be artist! You can now craft colorful and creative concoctions of art any time you choose with a treasure trove of tremendous coloring books.

Choose Your Weapon

These coloring books are great for crayons, of course. However, you can also use colored pencils, watercolor pencils, colored markers or gel pens with this caveat. Different publishers may use various weights of paper, so you may need to place a piece of paper beneath your work to avoid bleeding through to the underlying design.

Books For Every Taste

Some manufacturers perforate the pages, so they’re easy to remove from the book while other publishers leave the pages unperforated. They’re going to vary in the quality of linework, complexity, subject matter and patterns, so you need to check out the particulars of each book before purchasing if these things are important to you.

I’m including a nice selection of best sellers and coloring books that have been given stellar ratings. I’m not going to go into great detail about each book – you can decide for yourself if a particular volume looks like your style.

Adult Coloring Book Designs

Adult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals And Paisley Patterns By Adult Coloring Book Designs/Twiggler ASIN: 0692597832

With 48 designs in lots of categories like paisley patterns, gardens, animals and mandalas, these designs are each on a separate piece of paper.

Adult Coloring Book

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs by Blue Star Coloring ASIN: 1941325114

With 40 animals from all over the world, these designs have a wide range of complexity. The designs are only printed on the front of the pages, and the paper is not perforated.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book By Johanna Basford ISBN-10: 1780671067

Beautiful and intricate detailing makes this a lovely book for hours of coloring fun! The paper is printed on both sides, so it’s not suitable for liquid products – pencils or crayons only, please.

Calm the F Down

Calm the F Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book By Sasha O’Hara ISBN-10: 1522864741

Using one sheet per drawing, this irreverent little coloring book offers fairly easy designs. One reviewer sums it up by saying ‘every page is a hoot.’ Fun and fractious, you’ll enjoy every page as you color your frustrations away.

Memos to Shi**y People

Memos to Shi**y People: A Delightful & Vulgar Adult Coloring Book By James Alexander ISBN-10: 1530790611

Thirty intricately beautiful designs with flowing script lettering to color in pretty pastels or glorious bold colors. But watch what those letters spell out – you may be not want to color these jewels while sitting with the CEO or your favorite pastor! Single-sided, so place scrap paper beneath to keep ink from bleeding through to the next design.

These are just a few of the most popular adult coloring books. They’re great for relieving stress, gives you something to do while on hold or sitting in a waiting room. But they’re also a thoughtful gift for someone who’s in the hospital, unable to get around or needs something to ‘keep them busy and occupied.’

Pick up one for all your friends and you’re sure to gather a big bouquet of smiles.

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