Coloring Book Fun - Raspberry Fairy
Lately a lot of my energy has been spent on stress and anxiety relief. One thing I've found that really helps with that is coloring. I spent a few hours a few weeks ago coloring in a coloring book page and enough people liked it that I thought I'd share how I did it here. I'm not an artist (although I had a good art program in school growing up) and there are many ways to color. If it's something that interests you, just remember do what is fun for you!
Work setup and materials
I used a folding tray table in front of the couch as my workspace. My main materials were:
- Crayola Colored Pencils Set of 50 Affiliate Non-affiliate
- Fairies Coloring Book: Charming Pictures of the Sprites from Folklore Affiliate Non-affiliate
- Glass jar
- Sanford Peel-Off Magic Rub eraser Affiliate Non-affiliate
- Prismacolor Premier Colourless pencil Affiliate Non-affiliate
- Staedtler pencil sharpener Affiliate Non-affiliate
The first portion of the page that I tackled were the raspberries.
I didn't keep good track of the colors from this point, but I think it gives you a good idea of how I layered colors to get what I want and used different colors for shading.
Looking for more?
First, Stan! has a great coloring and adventure book called Dungeoneering 101. The pdf is just $2. Since it's suitable for ages 6 and up, the drawings won't necessarily be as intricate as many adult coloring books, but I had a bunch of fun coloring one of the pages during a recent business trip.
There's also a KickStarter for "All the Colors of Magic" volumes 2-4.