Annabelle DechaineuxJune 7, 2021Coloring Ideas
Decide what colors you are going to use. For example, you might want to only use cool colors (blues, purples, and dark greens) or only use warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows, and light greens). Or, you might prefer to use all of the colors of the rainbow in your picture.
Use varying amounts of pressure to create the illusion of shadows. This technique, referred to as shading, adds depth and dimension to your picture. Simply vary the amount of pressure that you are apply with your coloring utensil depending on how light or dark you’d like a given area to be.
When using coloring books, you can use your lap as a coloring surface if you’d like to draw while in bed on the couch, for example.
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.
Select your coloring utensils. Crayons and water-based markers are both great for kids. Gel pens are another fun option.
If you make a mistake while coloring using an app, it is much easier to remove than coloring with pencils or markers on paper.