Up until recently, most of the coloring books available to adults have been been of the new age variety, but with so many options now available, it’s easy to understand why adult coloring books have become so popular. Anyone, even a complete beginner, can pick one up and create a beautiful piece of art and possibly even find that it calming.
Although you may find yourself drawn to a design, here are some tips to help you decide:
1. Choose the Right Format: If you’re going to be working at a desk or other flat, hard surface, the size of the book doesn’t really matter. But if you’ll be coloring on your lap or on-the-go, choose a smaller sized book, possibly in hardcover format for easier coloring.
3: Pick a Design: The repetitive strokes makes coloring so relaxing. Look for intricate designs with small blocks of color over large expanses, which can be monotonous and frustrating if you don’t have time to complete it at once.
Although many new coloring books have a realistic theme an abstract design may work better because you don’t need as many colors as you might with a realistic picture.
2: Decide on a Medium: While coloring pencils are by far the most common, other good options include gel pens, watercolor markers, and regular markers. Consider whether the designs have large blocks of color to complete, which is easier to do with pencil crayon than marker. If don’t want to risk getting marker on your hands or clothes, try starting with pencil crayons. Some markers and pens may require a coloring book with thicker paper or one-sided designs.