Would you like to color? If you haven’t done so you may want to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its popularity started out as way of occupying your idle time while traveling or waiting your turn to get an appointment at the physician’s or dentist’s office.
This new craze has gone beyond its use for doodling or a form of activity for relaxation, or an activity for the elderly. Hobbyists are finding this to be an enjoyable activity and are using their finished art pieces in craft projects.
Individuals that are contemplating art or find they have a potential or interest in learning how to draw and color find this new hobby interest is assisting and building their confidence to advance their art training.
The first book we purchased had 39 pictures of mandala drawings. A small box of basic coloring pencils started our adventure. We worked together with the primary colours of red, orange, blue, green, violet. Black, white, and some other tints that were in the little box. The first starting stage began with the methods of our elementary school years. The instructions included the colour wheel which we began paying attention to after getting bored with the basic colors.
As you follow suggestions for cool and warm colors one begins to understand how colors offer contrast or compliment each other. The psychological side benefits of tranquility and immediate rewards encourage learning.
The mandala drawings, which are circles filled with geometric patterns, alter their appearance with selected colors. There may be three of you coloring and each of you will have a different kaleidoscopic view due to the color choices made by each person.
If you are anything like me, I started downloading free examples provided by artists situated Online. Selecting landscaping, animals, people, and objects allowed me to experiment and gain a better understanding of colours.
The benefit of working with colored pencils:
Clean and dry
Purchase coloring books
Download from the Internet
Make your own drawings or sketches
No added equipment or accessories
there are various sizes of boxed colored pens available. We started with a small box and learned how to mix colors to increase tint variety. Later we bought larger boxes to get more variety, but still found that we like mixing colours to get the hue that’s just right for the job.
Coloring is a fun hobby; try it, you might like it.