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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES Coloring Book
MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES Coloring Book
Complete with the text of 36 rhymes for a one-of-a-kind Keepsake book to share with children!
Coloring Book for Adults with 24 unique fairy pictures
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.
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.
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:
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.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Coloring Book
Enjoy coloring these thirty-six beautiful scenes of the Christmas season in this Christmas coloring book for adults.
Here are some of the images:
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):
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.
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.
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Coloring Book
This one contains both the stories from my picture book as well as 48 pictures to color