How To Get Over Coloring Block

How To Get Over Coloring Block

Coloring used to be so fun. You could spend hours coloring a single page and the time seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. You got excited about hunting through bookstores for the latest editions, and you couldn't wait to get home so you could bust out your colored pencils. But slowly, over Read More »

Digital Coloring Books Count, Get Over It

Digital Coloring Books Count, Get Over It

Colorists who use digital coloring books for adults are being unfairly criticized. Digital colorists are getting a bad rap in online coloring communities. For one reason or another, a large part of the community feels that coloring apps are somehow less legitimate than physical coloring books. I've seen digital colorists called "cheaters" online, and the Read More »

How To Sharpen Colored Pencils The Right Way

How To Sharpen Colored Pencils The Right Way

Pick up a few "tips" and "pointers" for sharpening colored pencils. Sharpening pencils is easy to do. Most of us have been doing it since we were little kids. Put the pencil in the sharpener, twist, remove. Isn't that all there is to it? Yes and no. The obvious methods will get you a sharp Read More »

Copic Sketch vs Ciao: Differences and Similarities

Copic Sketch vs Ciao: Differences and Similarities

Copics are great markers for coloring. They are extremely high quality, and also refillable. This means that they can last you for life if they are properly maintained. These are the same markers used by professional artists and illustrators, and for good reason. They are an absolute pleasure to use, and come in a huge Read More »

The Ultimate List of Art Markers for Adult Coloring

The Ultimate List of Art Markers for Adult Coloring

Art markers are great for coloring. They lay down rich, vivid colors in a fraction of the time it takes with colored pencils. They also cover a larger are with each stroke than gel pens. The result is a very even, professional look in a relatively short amount of time (after some practice). There's definitely Read More »

Coloring Books Are Disappearing From Bookstores

Coloring Books Are Disappearing From Bookstores

Coloring books seem to have peaked in the eyes of the big bookseller chains. Stores that used to have shelves and shelves of coloring books have slowly but surely been reducing their inventory. Coloring book sections have become coloring book shelves, and coloring book shelves have become coloring book rows. Every day, the choices are Read More »

Mandala Coloring Books: Everything You Ever Needed To Know

Mandala Coloring Books: Everything You Ever Needed To Know

Mandalas are one of the most popular designs for coloring books today. It's estimated that roughly 64.8% of all coloring pages feature mandalas (statistic made up for purposes of this article). But where did this art form come from? Why are they such a mainstay of the coloring world? Why are they so darn fun Read More »

30 Color Schemes for Adult Coloring

You're well on your way to becoming a color-combining expert. Follow along for more coloring tips!

You Dip Your Colored Pencils In WHAT!?

You Dip Your Colored Pencils In WHAT!?

A Beginner's Guide to Blending Colored Pencils With Solvents Somewhere along your coloring journey, the "Vaseline Question" is going to come up. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you'll find out soon enough. I remember the first time I learned - it was an experience that was hard to forget. I clearly recall Read More »

Art Theft is Killing Adult Coloring

We've all seen them. The Pinterest accounts full of coloring pages. Beautiful illustrations with absolutely no source information in the pin description. You find a few pictures you'd absolutely love to color and think, "Huh, if only this user went the extra mile and included the source. I'd really love to color more pages by Read More »

The Ultimate List of Colored Pencil Brands for Adult Coloring

The Ultimate List of Colored Pencil Brands for Adult Coloring

Like many of you, if I'm not coloring, I'm usually drooling over colored pencil sets and the like online. The sheer number of different brands and types can make your head spin, and I find myself shifting wildly back and forth between an eager excitement and paralyzing indecision. I have to say, the following list Read More »