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Coloring Books for Adults, Here to Stay
As we know coloring books have been around for years and years but the last few years has brought about a surge of coloring books for adults that’s sticking around.
- You colored as a child and you’ve continued or rediscovered the hobby
- You use this activity as a distraction from a health condition
- You have another reason
It has value and it’s here to stay.
Benefits of Coloring
Coloring is not going away because there are a multitude of benefits from doing it. At first you might feel silly, but if you like it and continue, you will begin to identify the worth of the activity. I complied a list of benefits of coloring you might like to see.
Nearly everyone has heard of the extremely popular Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. It’s a beautiful book by the way, but there are lots of lesser-known artists who are talented and have awesome designs to color that you should know about!
Here are 3 of my favorite lesser-known artist/authors I think you’ll enjoy:
Denyse Klette – Denyse is a multi-talented artist who draws, paints and sculpts clay. (I wouldn’t be surprised if she does more, but that’s what I’ve seen so far!)
In the spirit of transparency, I don’t have any of Denyse’s books yet, but have seen many of the designs colored by colorists who’ve posted them on Instagram and other social media.
The beautiful colored images you see (left – fairy sitting on a bouquet of flowers, right – fairy sleeping on ornamental tree limbs) are colored by Tica of ticagd on Instagram.
In fact, seeing all the fun designs she’s colored REALLY makes me want the books, but like many of you, I don’t have an unlimited coloring budget. (One day I’ll get it and be posting about it, that’s for sure!) 😀
Tina Golden – Tina is an artist who’s authored several books including the one I have, Fabulous Florals that you can read about here. I especially like this book because of the pretty hand-drawn flowers in it.
If you go to her author page on Amazon you can see all her books as well as view video flip-throughs she’s produced of her art.
Again, I don’t own this book, but before creating my first post about him, he graciously gave me some samples that I enjoyed coloring. You can see one of Doodle Dood’s Suess-like designs to the right that I’ve colored, but you can also see other designs of his here.
Have you heard of these artists or seen their work? If not, go check them out!
What’s one of your favorite adult coloring book authors? I’d love to know in the comments below.
Here’s to more coloring!
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