Gemma BaylisJune 7, 2021Coloring Ideas
Choose the best place to begin coloring. Some drawing utensils (such as gel pens or markers) are more likely to smear than others.
No matter what colors you ultimately choose, having a rough idea of how you’d like your completed piece to look will help ensure that you are satisfied with your final product.
Vary your strokes to add depth to your drawing. Crosshatching is a popular and fairly simple way to create depth using variation in strokes. Crosshatching is done by drawing overlapping sets of lines at right angles (this pattern should look mesh-like).
You may also find it helpful to filling in one distinct section completely before moving on to another section.
While coloring is usually regarded as a solitary activity, there are plenty of coloring groups available where like-minded people share ideas, techniques, and support. Use social media to find a coloring group to join or ask at your local art club or library. If you want a darker color, try applying multiple layers.
Search for pictures of flowers and trees if your child likes nature. Search for something like “outdoors children’s coloring pictures.”