COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPSThe Coloring Book world now includes books that are not just line art, but images in shades of grey which are then colored over so the values still show through, giving the pictures depth and realism. The old masters did this with oil paintings in "Grisaille," or tones of grey, and then glazed color over the tones to create pictures with a strong sense of a "light and shade" pattern. The Twelve Dancing Princesses seemed a perfect choice for my first grayscale coloring book, as there is so much detail in the pictures. I have two line-art books--The World of Fairies and Fantastic Cats. See below for descriptons of all my books and downloadable collections of imagery.
I also have downloadable Coloring Sampler sets on my ETSY site if you like to print on your paper of choice. These do not have a corresponding print book. Here is a new one for the holidays:
FANTASTIC CATS --adult coloring book
24 unique hand-drawn images in pen and ink plus 12 selected bonus images for a total of 36 pictures to color.
A Christmas coloring book for adults!
24 unique Christmas images to color from my Night Before Christmas picture book, plus images from collector's plates and greeting cards. 24 unique images plus 12 bonus images for a total of 36 pictures to color.
Coloring Book for Adults with 24 unique fairy pictures
TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES Grayscale Adult Coloring Book
Volume I of BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES, with 24 unique pictures to color. I carefully converted the color images to a light grayscale, so you can color right over the tones with colored pencils, and the tones help make the picture look realistic, like a painting. This series of grayscale coloring books are images from my fairy tale picture books for children, carefully converted to grayscale, and perfectly suited for colored pencils.
CINDERELLA Grayscale Adult Coloring Book
Volume II of BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES, with 24 unique pictures to color. I carefully converted the color images to a light grayscale, so you can color right over the tones with colored pencils, and the tones help make the picture look realistic, like a painting.
GOLDILOCKS Grayscale Adult Coloring Book
Volume III of BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES, with 24 unique pictures to color from the pencil drawings that I created as underdrawings for the paintings. There is also a bonus section of 12 images that are the grayscale versions of the paintings.