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Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
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Reply to: #899575 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Aug 1, 2015 12:38am
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Vroman's Pasadena currently has a huge table display of them! Their website has several pages of colouring books with different themes - nature, mandalas, architecture, floral, even skulls: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/search/site/adult%2520coloring%2520books They also have wonderful customer service, btw.

Many of the books are printed one-sided so you can use markers without worrying about colors bleeding through.
I ended up not getting Secret Garden because the crowded, tiny shapes aren't relaxing for me; I like larger areas so I can do shading, texture, etc. but that's just me. There's definitely something for everyone. Have fun!
Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Reply to: #906001 by Summerfun
Aug 1, 2015 11:53am
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I dont like the tiny shapes for colorijg, but what FUN they would be for stamp images to carve!

If they are one sided papers, that is good, because Spectrum Noir markers are alcohol based and blend really well, but they do soak through paper. I would suggest putting a plastic sheet between pages, as you use them. Copics are TOO expensive for this kind of play, IMO. Spectrum Noir work about the same. Also some are recommending the Chameleon markers, which blend 2 colors.

There's art markers and pens, which are much finer detail, for those small detailed books.

Colored pencil with markers, used TOGETHER, can look really cool, if you really want to get into layering your colors and showing some texture. Same with using a water brush and watercolors, and colored pencils to enhance.
Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Reply to: #906001 by Summerfun
Aug 1, 2015 11:55am
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I ended up not getting Secret Garden because the crowded, tiny shapes aren't relaxing for me; I like larger areas so I can do shading, texture, etc. but that's just me.

Me too so it's not just you, Summerfun! :-) I highly recommend Angie Grace's books and I've got my eye on Jenean Morrison's Mandala book. Angie Grace's books are all one sided so they work great with markers. I use Bic Mark-its - great affordable option to Copic and other expensive art markers.
Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Reply to: #906026 by FloridaFour
Aug 1, 2015 4:01pm
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There's art markers and pens, which are much finer detail, for those small detailed books.

Stabilo Fineliners are excellent for details and economic as well. I got a set of 30 for under $30.00.