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What To Wear When Coloring?

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What to wear when coloring..? Funny or not, but the color of your top might make or break all your coloring efforts. And I always wear a particular type of clothing when coloring or painting. Why? Simply because of the light reflection.

Well, this article will be relevant for those artists who are very serious about coloring. If you just like to get a cuppa and color away, then skip this one.

What to wear – colors to avoid

There are two types of colors: bright and neutral. Brights reflect sunlight or electric light off to the nearest surface, whic in our case is your coloring page. For example, if you wear a pink top, your coloring page will have a pink tint all over it. This will pollute your color sense and throw off all your color mixing efforts. Same goes to other bright colors.

The best colors to wear

So if you want to be more professional when coloring ( 😉 ) then wear only neutral tops in colors like black, grey, and nude.

Black color is important when doing art, because it absorbs the light instead of reflecting it on paper. Black will not give any tint or shading to your white coloring page.

I know, neutral colors are not the funnest ones to wear, but hey, you can have a whole color party on your coloring page 🙂 And you can still have a small splash of color on your top, it doesn’t have to be all plain.

My second requirement for art clothing is that my top is loose (it’s just more comfortable), and it has to have short sleeves so I don’t smudge my colors.

And really, a simple black t-shirt fits all those requirements.

Well now that you know what to wear, I wish you to have progress and color beautifully for pleasure.

Come back for more tips on coloring.

Art Supplies

Non Messy Colored Pencils

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Many colorists are not comfortable with usual coloring pencils.

There are three reasons for that:

  • you need to sharpen them often, and it’s messy;
  • lead breaks all the time, and it’s frustrating;
  • for adult coloring pages, pencil lead is too wide, so it is hard to fill in details.

If you like colored pencils but rather avoid annoying moments, consider these:

Non Messy Coloring Pencils

This is the ultimate goodbye to ever lost pencil sharpener,  prickly wooden bits, and staining dust all over the desk and carpet.

Once the colored lead ran out, you can put in normal 0.7 lead, and use it as a regular mechanical pencil. Although, colored leads are easy to find on Amazon.

Read reviews here ==> Mechanical Colored Pencils

The most functional colored pencil

If you travel or just like compact things with maximum functionality, this 8 in 1 pencil is even better. It is by Pentel, and I really like their art materials for durability and just high quality. This mechanical colored pencil has 8 color leads inside. They are 2mm, so are great for coloring even thin pages, they won’t tear through the thin paper.

Leads are waxy and colors are bold. Also, you don’t have to replace the leads with Pentel brand when they run out, just find some cheaper once, for example, Crayola sells 2mm leads.

Available here ==> Pentel 8in1 Automatic Pencil

Useful companion

Since these pencils have very thin lead, colors are mixed best with a blender.

But this one is not necessary at all. I can never be bothered with these, and just use my finger, because I try to keep my art materials bag as compact and functional as possible ( I get destructed if there are too many things in my art bag, it prevents me from starting my piece, and I end up spending all my time on trying all materials and dreaming of what I would want to add to my collection etc.) So, simplicity is key, if I want to enjoy drawing/coloring/painting. It’s a good skill to be inventive and just use materials that you already have. Some people use cotton buds for blending colors.

Hope this helps 🙂 Check back often for more tips.

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Free Coloring Page – Daisy Flowers

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For those who really like flowers, here is a free coloring page of daisies.

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“What’s here to color?? Daisies are white!” – one might think.

But please take a look at all these beauties below:

daisies coloring

Yellow, pink, violet, and blue – they are all called daisy 🙂

Please color away and feel free to share your finished pages.

Discover More Designs Similar To This Free Coloring Page

The free coloring page is taken from this coloring book with 30+ flower designs:

etsy2 flower coloring book for adults printable coloring pages floral designs

Flower Coloring Book For Creativity, Mindfulness, And Relaxation.

Each design tells the name of the flower. Packed with detailed swirling floral mandalas, and inspirational quotes. “I love flowers, and this is my fan praise for them :)” – Ekaterina, author of The Flower Spirit.
Enjoy hours of creativity with this flower coloring book.
With so many cheerful colors to use and enjoy swirling kaleidoscopes of floral arrangements, this can truly become a stress relief coloring book, and perhaps a new addition to your anti-stress coloring book collection? Be mindful: coloring is not a physically relaxing activity, although, it is creative, and brings joy when working with bright colors and seeing the result.
What’s in this flower coloring book?

  • garden coloring pages: roses, tulip, pansy, cosmos, morning glory, almond blossom (they are just like cherry blossom but cream white color, make them pink if you wish), limonium, sweet pea, trollius;
  • forest blooms and wildflower coloring pages of poppy, daisy, tiny bluet, cornflower, foxglove, sunflower, forget-me-not, lily of the valley;
  • desert: blooming cactus, date flower;
  • exotic and tropical flower coloring: guava, pomegranate flowers, chinese lantern, hibiscus, calla, frangipani, lilies, lotus, jasmine, datura, and even the Bodhi Tree flowers.

From “Detailed Design and Mandala Coloring Books For Adults”
Other coloring books in this series:

  • The Cosmos Within
  • The Bird of Fantasia
  • The Flower Spirit

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Your free coloring page is here:

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Free Easter Coloring Page – Easily Create A Hand Made Easter Greeting Card.

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Easter will be here soon! 🙂 Add hand colored greeting cards to your Easter baskets.

easter egg coloring card

Print it out on a card stock, color in pastel shades, and fold in half – tadaa, handmade greeting card with love is ready.

Free Easter Coloring Page s

The template already have marks for folding .

Download it here => Easter Coloring

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Coloring Page Example: Coloring With Dark Colors

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Not everyone likes bright pink and lemon yellow colors.

Most coloring pages are “attacked” with brightest pencils that can be found in colorist’s collection.

It is possible to get an interesting looking picture even if using dark or dull colors. The key is to balance dark/dull color with 10-20% of bright color.

In the example below I have used ocher yellow to add some contrast. Even though ocher yellow is a color of dry grass, it still looked bright compared to other colors in the palette. Dark colors used are Prussian blue (dark greenish blue used for uniforms in old days), and two different shades of brown.

At the picture below, you can see how stars are almost glowing on dark background. Contrast is the key.

Here is the color palette:

Try this color combination and see for yourself that dark or dull colors can also be fun if used in contrast with one slightly lighter and brighter color.

*This picture is a part of The Cosmos Within coloring book.

Discover over 30 designs to color: people, stars, planets, mandalas ==> Click Here