blogger / honeydew / 7081 posts
@Torchwood: I haven't gotten it, but I think it's hilarious! If I wasn't worried about hiding it from K, I'd order it!
I finally finished this monster page!
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
here are the last couple I did!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
@Mrs. Oatmeal: Gorgeous!
@Bao: Those crabs look awesome!
pomelo / 5607 posts
@Mrs. Oatmeal: Yeah, I wanted to get it for my SIL and cousin, but they have 5yo's. It's extra awesome because the artist is English, so it has all this British slang.
@Bao: Those crabs look like they're just a really cool scrapbook paper print. Hard to believe it's all hand colored! ETA- That makes it sound like I'm skeptical. Just impressed!
@Mrs.KMM: thank you!! @Torchwood: thanks they took forever!
nectarine / 2521 posts
I'm jumping onboard finally. Finished my first page! I definitely need to invest in better pencils or try markers to see how I like them instead.
Just finished this one
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
@Bao: WOW! You are getting really good!
@T.H.O.U.: thank you!!
Can I get some input on color choice? The top right and bottom right are the same, so bright blue with dark green. But I can't decide what to do on the top half. Orange or pink would be pretty, but that'd be a lot of either of them. Same with yellow. Dark green would be a bit boring, but maybe the most logical choice. Any thoughts?
@Torchwood: hmm I think any color would be fine! I struggle with color choices so I'm not much help lol
pomelo / 5791 posts
@Bao: Holy wow! So gorgeous!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
Did anyone see Young House Love just posted about their new interior design coloring book? You can preorder but you'll have to wait til October to get it. Excited and a bit sad I have to wait that long for it.
cantaloupe / 6634 posts
@Bao: I know you posted these a while ago, but how did you get so good?!?! They are AMAZING! Did you watch some videos or use better pencils?
@simplyfelicity: aww thank you! I started off with just markers and then I would look at other peoples work and decided to try out colored pencils (prismacolor) and then I practiced with shading and went from there. YouTube videos help! So last summer to now:
@Bao: What a difference! You could totally frame those. Okay, off to YouTube I go!
@simplyfelicity: or IG has short little videos if you search Johanna basford or adultcoloring, things like that. Super helpful too!
@Bao: My husband is an artist and in art school he used prismacolor colored pencils. They are great quality. Wonderful job on yours!
@bluestriped bee: I love Prismacolors! And thank you!
squash / 13208 posts
@Bao: wow! Those are amazing! Great job!!
@Mamaof2: thank you
kiwi / 584 posts
@Bao: killin it!!!
let's vote.. colored pencils or markers??
@Mrs. Pickles: thank you!!
pomelo / 5129 posts
@Mrs. Pickles: for me, it depends on the book/detail. For Secret Garden, I like pencils because you can use a sharp tip to get in small areas.
I have a mandala book my aunt gave me and I like the brightness of markers. And since it's not as detailed, it doesn't matter if the markers aren't as pointy
@Mrs. Pickles: I like colored pencils because you can do different shades.
I'm not 100% pleased with a couple spots, but I think this is my favorite I've done. Kinda wishing I'd gone reds instead of blues and made a phoenix though!
@Torchwood: That's really pretty!
I have a book by the same artist and enjoy her level of detail. I find it less stressful than the Secret Garden, but intricate enough that I like the end product.
@MaryM: Thanks! I definitely like the style of this one because it's so forgiving. If I mess up odds are you'll never know! I get too nervous with Secret Garden that I'll mess it up.
@Torchwood: very pretty!
apricot / 448 posts
Anyone follow rad and happy on IG? She just came out with a coloring book and it's amazing. I just got mine in the mail today and am joining the group!
Did anyone get Magical Jungle by Johanna? I haven't colored in months, but I have my eye on it!
grape / 98 posts
Getting back to making time for me!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
I just got gifted a coloring book so I'm re-viving this!
I want to use markers i/o pencils. Any recommendation of fine tip markers that won't bleed? Or that doesn't exist?
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