The Coloring Book world now includes books that are not just line art, but images in shades of gray which are then colored over with colored pencils so the values still show through, giving the pictures depth and realism. My oil paintings from my children’s books converted to grayscale are really fun to color. I have made a number of videos on coloring grayscale pictures on YouTube:

My COLORING TUTORIALS on YOUTUBE

 NEW FOR 2021 — NURSERY RHYMES coloring book

This volume has the rhymes included on the left-hand pages.

Here are a few sample pages. There are 36 images to color in all. The links to purchase are below. 

LINK TO PURCHASE on AMAZON

ORDER NURSERY RHYMES from ETSY as a PDF Download 

 

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Click HERE for a link to a flip-through of all the pages on Youtube

LINK TO PURCHASE on AMAZON

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COLOR A GRAYSCALE SANTA!

I have many colored pencil coloring tutorials on Youtube. If you’d like to color this Santa picture, click on the links below to my Youtube channel and the FREE Santa image from SANTA’S CHRISTMAS in a high resolution PDF for you to print and color along with the video.

 

Click here to DOWNLOAD the FREE Santa image

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FANTASY FACES Coloring Book

These 24 images are grayscaled from my many paintings. There is a bonus section at the back of the book with 6 practice portraits and color combinations for various skin colors. The book includes a lighter and darker version, as some colorists prefer one over the other.

a few sample pages:

Order FANTASY FACES from AMAZON

Order FANTASY FACES on ETSY as a PDF Download

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FAIRIES Coloring Book

These 24 images are grayscaled from my many paintings of fairies. The print version contains both a lighter and darker version, as some colorists prefer one over the other.

Examples of pages:

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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.

Sample images:

 CLICK HERE to purchase the TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES on AMAZON
Click Here to purchase a Downloadable PDF  to print on your choice of paper
 

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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.

Sample images:

 CLICK HERE to purchase CINDERELLA on AMAZON
Click Here to purchase  Downloadable PDF  to print on your choice of paper
 

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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.

Sample images:

 CLICK HERE to purchase GOLDILOCKS on AMAZON
Click Here to purchase  Downloadable PDF  to print on your choice of paper

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BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES Coloring Book

THE SNOW PRINCESS (24 unique images) is Volume IV of the Beautiful Fairy Tales series of grayscale adult coloring books based on my picture books for children. Here are a few sample images:

LINK to purchase a PDF of THE SNOW PRINCESS to print on your choice of paper

LINK TO PURCHASE THE SNOW PRINCESS ON AMAZON

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MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES Coloring Book

Complete with the text of 36 rhymes for a one-of-a-kind Keepsake book to share with children!

Sample images:

Purchase MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES Coloring Book on Amazon

Purchase a Downloadable PDF of MOTHER GOOSE Coloring Book on ETSY

View a Flip-Through of the coloring book

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Coloring Book for Adults with 24 unique fairy pictures

 CLICK HERE to purchase the WORLD OF FAIRIES on AMAZON

Click Here to purchase a limited Artist’s Edition

LINK to purchase a PDF to print on your choice of paper

 

CLICK HERE for FREE High Resolution DOWNLOAD OF CORGI FAIRY STEED

And Click HERE for Color along DEMO on YOUTUBE

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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.

Sample Pictures:

LINK to purchase a PDF of FANTASTIC CATS to print on your choice of paper

LINK TO PURCHASE FANTASTIC CATS ON AMAZON

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THE WORLD OF HORSES Coloring Book

Thirty-six beautiful horse pictures to color, converted to grayscale from my many horse illustrations including covers from the Black Stallion series and the Horse Diaries series.

Here are some of the images:

LINK to purchase a PDF of THE WORLD OF HORSES to print on your choice of paper

Link to Purchase THE WORLD OF HORSES on AMAZON

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BABY ANIMALS Coloring Book

Many years ago I illustrated a number of Golden Books and board books featuring puppies, kittens, and bunnies. I’ve grayscaled 24 pictures to make a fun little 8×10 coloring book. Two full sets, one lighter than the other, for 48 pictures to color

Below are some examples of pages:

 

ORDER BABY ANIMALS from ETSY as a PDF Download

Watch a Video Tutorial on coloring FUR

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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.

Sample pictures:

LINK to purchase a PDF of SANTA’S CHRISTMAS to print on your choice of paper

AMAZON link to Purchase SANTA’S CHRISTMAS Print Book

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS Coloring Book

Enjoy coloring these thirty-six beautiful scenes of the Christmas season in this Christmas coloring book for adults.

Purchase MERRY CHRISTMAS Coloring Book on Amazon

Purchase a Downloadable PDF of MERRY CHRISTMAS Coloring Book on ETSY

View a Flip-Through of the coloring book and its companion picture book

Here are some of the images:

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THE FIRST CHRISTMAS Coloring Book

I have done a number of children’s books and greeting cards over the years with traditional Christmas images and for 2019 I’ve put them together in a collection of grayscale images for adults (and older children) to color. There are 36 unique images to color.

 

Sample pages (These are shown in groups–each image is a single page):

 

 

 Order the FIRST CHRISTMAS from AMAZON

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 A CASTLE FULL OF CATS Coloring Book

Thirty-six beautiful images to color from Ruth Sanderson’s children’s picture book A CASTLE FULL OF CATS, carefully converted to grayscale for you to color your way.

Sample images:

Purchase A CASTLE FULL OF CATS Coloring Book on Amazon

Purchase a Downloadable PDF of A CASTLE FULL OF CATS Coloring Book on ETSY

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NANCY DREW Coloring Book

I worked on the NANCY DREW series for a number of years in the early 1980’s, and this book contains a selection of 40 sketches and finished illustrations for many of the covers and interiors. It is available on AMAZON but also available on the SHOPS page here in a signed copy for a limited time with a sketch of a magnifying glass.

 

CLICK HERE to order NANCY DREW on AMAZON (Unsigned)

Click Here to order a signed copy with an original sketch

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Coloring Book

This one contains both the stories from my picture book as well as 48 pictures to color

Sample pages:

   CLICK HERE to order WOMEN OF THE BIBLE on AMAZON

Purchase a Downloadable PDF of WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Coloring Book on ETSY