I don't mean "Adult" Coloring Books, although those are pretty awesome, but I mean coloring books for adults. You know what I'm talking about, they are everywhere. When adult coloring books took off, I thought it was a pretty neat idea and would eventually get into it. I don't make jewelry nor am I "crafty" anymore, but I still have that creative energy that needs to get out and the "experts" say that this coloring phenomenon has taken off because it is relaxing and a great stress-reducer. I finally sucked it up and purchased some books.
I picked up Edgar Allan Poe: An Adult Coloring Book and Vive Le Color! Japan (Adult Coloring Book): Color In: De-Stress (72 Tear-Out Pages). I just got started and have shared a couple of colorings on my Instagram but I'll wait to post more here.
The Japan book is a great size and has a hard back cover so it's easy to hold if you want to color on your lap.
The Poe book is amazing and very detailed so keep your pencil sharpener handy!
I was also inspired to color after looking at Mike's amazing coloring. Mike started coloring regularly last year and has four different books he works on almost every night. He posts his finished work on his Instagram @monstermonkey1313. He's good, really good, like he takes it to another level. He is an expert at shading, blending, and choosing fun color palettes. Here are some of my favorites:
This may be my favorite, favorite favorite! It's from Danger Girl: Permission to Thrill Coloring Book.
This chick is pretty ass too - from NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book (Volume 1)
This is from Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation (Art Therapy). This is an example of what I mean by a unique color palette.