Electronic Subscriptions Via Patreon and Gumroad

I have been listening to feedback and have been working on increasing access to electronic downloads.  I have finished setting up Subscriptions and also Patreon to make some of my pages more easily available via electronic downloads (Patreon is a subscription service where you sign up to receive different rewards from artists.) All coloring pages are never before published, they won’t be available for sale until later when they are published in a book. Everyone who joins my Patreon at any tier level by August 14 will receive 3 additional bonus coloring pages. https://www.patreon.com/ColoringPress
If the tiers don’t work for you, or Patreon is not your thing, I have added subscriptions to several of the genres I offer in my electronic downloads shop, so you can pick and choose your favorites to print on your choice of paper. https://gumroad.com/ColoringGifts
I hope this helps make electronic downloads more available and a better value for everyone! I’d love to hear any feedback you have!
Here is some additional information:

Colorist Showcase: Paula Bowerman

One of the most enjoyable parts of being a coloring book author is seeing colorists put so much talent into coloring the pages I publish.  It truly adds meaning to the work I do and I wanted to share some of this wonderful work I see, so I will be featuring colorists on this blog on a regular basis in my Colorist Showcase series.  Today’s featured colorist is Paula Bowerman.  She is a prolific colorist who is talented in choosing bright, cheerful palettes to really make her colored pages stand out in the crowd.  Her colored pages are so bright and cheery.  I was happy when she agreed to share about her coloring with us.

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of EncouragementHow did you get into coloring?
I have always coloured before it became acceptable for adults to colour . I would just colour from children’s books ! I just got more into it when Art Therapy magazine came out and yes I’m still collecting it ! We are at issue 1110 now !

What are your main reasons for coloring?
Main reasons for colouring are enjoyment ! I just love colouring !

Bevalet's Hummingbirds and Flowers Adult Coloring bookWhat are some of your favorite genres/types of coloring books/pages to color?
My favourite genres to colour are animals! I like fantasy and mythical too!

Do you have any favorite supplies/tools?
I really like using my Stabilo 68 pens and other markers . I have lots of different pencils but prefer pens so much easier to colour with in my opinion!

Are there any coloring techniques that you have recently learned or that you’re particularly excited about?
I tend to stick to 3 colours in most of my pictures , I find it very difficult to put loads of different colours on my pages !

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Thanks Adult Coloring BookDo you have any particular colors/palettes you like to use when you color?
Blue tends to be a colour I use a lot of and red !

Are there any supplies or techniques you would like to try someday?
I would love to try copic markers one day but I’ll need to win the lottery for that lol.

Do you prefer to color in coloring books or print out your pages? If so, do you have any particular paper you prefer?
Much prefer colouring in my books than on loose sheets. I never take any pages out of my books either !

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of EncouragementDo you have any tips or advice to anyone who just discovered Adult Coloring?
To people just discovering colouring don’t stress over it , just get a pen and start colouring , it’s supposed to be fun and relaxing ! Enjoy ! Join some Facebook colouring groups , you’ll meet some lovely people on there who give out good advice !

Thank you so much again Paula, I appreciate learning more about you and your coloring.  Stay tuned for more featured colorists in future blog entries!

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Thanks Adult Coloring Book

 

Simple Mandalas and Pocket Mandalas

Pocket Mandalas: A Travel Size Mini Adult Coloring BookSimple Kaleidoscopes and Pocket Kaleidoscopes now have their respective volume 2 books:
Simple Mandalas: Easy to Color Designs
https://amzn.to/2I0nLTk
Pocket Mandalas: A Travel Size Mini Adult Coloring Book
https://amzn.to/2wiq2rK

These books have 50 hand drawn mandalas that are simple, with bold lines and larger spaces, but they are anything but boring!   They are perfect for days when you don’t feel like facing an intricate coloring page or want room to do some shading and blending.  The travel size book is perfect for taking with you any place you have to wait.  The travel size book is top bound so both left handed and right handed colorists can easily reach the page, and they are printed single sided to allow for the use of markers (slip a couple pieces of paper or a piece of cardstock behind the page you are working on to avoid bleed through to other pages.

Here are thumbnails showing all pages in the book

Simple Mandalas Coloring Book Thumbnails

Simple Mandalas Adult Coloring Book ThumbnailsSimple Mandalas - Easy to Color Deisgns Adult Coloring Book

Black Widow Coloring Pencils

I have been hearing about Black Widow pencils for a while, but being who I am I was skeptical about them, not sure they’d live up to the hype.  I recently received a set as a gift and am no longer skeptical.  Loved the vibrant colors in these highly pigmented pencils, how they layered beautifully, and how easy they were to blend.  They are soft, but not too soft.

I had to test drive these pencils when I received them, so I colored this page from my book Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Friendship.  I went a little crazy with the colors but I wanted to test as many pencils as I could.  This page is done with colors from the original Black Widow set.  I fell in love with the pencils and am now the happy owner of all three sets, I have photos of sample pages of all of them below, scroll to see them all.

Black Widow pencils are available in three sets of 24 pencils (the original Black Widows, a Scorpion set and a Cobra set), each set has different colors for a total of 72 colors as of today.   They are available on Amazon
Black widow pencils https://amzn.to/2Gr8TfY
Scorpion pencils https://amzn.to/2GqO2ti
Cobra pencils https://amzn.to/2GKrWW3Black Widow Coloring Pencils

The above page is from Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Friendship, and it’s colored with the original Black Widows https://amzn.to/2Gr8TfY

Black Widow Colored Pencils
This page above from Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Friendship was colored with the second, Scorpion set  https://amzn.to/2GqO2ti

This page above is from Simple Mandalas, and I colored it with pencils from the third, Cobra set.   https://amzn.to/2GKrWW3

Bevalet’s Hummingbirds and Flowers

Bevalet's Hummingbirds and Flowers Book Front CoverMy newest grayscale book is now available for purchase!  Bevalet’s Hummingbirds and Flowers is volume 3 of my Vintage Grayscale coloring book series.  This book has 37 beautiful vintage images from vintage French illustrator Bevalet.  These images have been carefully restored then made into special grayscale images made specifically for coloring.  Learn more about how I make my grayscale books.

The book is filled with delicate, detailed hummingbirds and botanicals for your coloring pleasure.
-37 exquisite, detailed vintage black and white grayscale images made just for grayscale adult coloring
-Printed in full size 8.5×11 single sided to avoid issues with bleed through on back of pages.
-The finished pages should be beautiful and would make a lovely display in groups of four or six framed in a study or foyer.
-There are some thumbnails below showing some of the pages in the book.  These images should be a little simpler than my first two grayscale books.

Bevalet’s Hummingbirds and Flowers is available on all Amazon locations including:
Amazon US http://amzn.to/2A7HeRe
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bevalets-Hummingbirds-Flowers-Grayscale-Coloring/dp/1979972214
Amazon France  https://www.amazon.fr/Bevalets-Hummingbirds-Flowers-Grayscale-Coloring/dp/1979972214
Also will be available soon worldwide with free shipping via Book Depository

Bevalet Hummingbirds and Flowers Book Sample Thumbnails

 

Warwick Goble’s Fairy Tales

Warwick Goble's Fairy Tales - A Vintage Grayscale Adult Coloring BookMy newest grayscale book is now available for purchase!  Warwick Goble’s Fairy Tales is volume 2 of my Vintage Grayscale coloring book series.  This book has 37 beautiful vintage images from two of Warwick Goble’s fairy tale books.  These have been carefully restored then made into special grayscale images made specifically for coloring.  Learn more about how I make my grayscale books.

The book is filled with vintage grayscale queens, kings, fairies, mermaids, and more for your coloring pleasure.
-37 exquisite, detailed vintage black and white grayscale images made just for grayscale adult coloring
-Printed in full size 8.5×11 single sided to avoid issues with bleed through on back of pages.
-Includes a sample image from my upcoming 3rd volume in the Vintage Grayscale series.  I am very excited about this next book and think you will enjoy it!

Warwick Goble's Fairy Tales - A Vintage Grayscale Adult Coloring BookWarwick Goble’s Fairy Tales is available on all Amazon locations including:
Amazon US  http://amzn.to/2x4dHnF
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warwick-Gobles-Fairy-Tales-Grayscale/dp/1976137233/
Amazon France https://www.amazon.fr/Warwick-Gobles-Fairy-Tales-Grayscale/dp/1976137233/
Also available worldwide with free shipping via Book Depository https://www.bookdepository.com/Warwick-Gobles-Fairy-Tales-Ligi-Orteg/9781976137235

Colorist Showcase: Amanda Pinchbeck

One of the most enjoyable parts of being a coloring book author is seeing colorists put so much talent into coloring the pages I publish.  It truly adds meaning to the work I do and I wanted to share some of this wonderful work I see, so I will be featuring colorists on this blog on a regular basis in my Colorist Showcase series.  Today’s featured colorist is Amanda Pinchbeck.  She is a prolific colorist who is talented in choosing beautiful palettes and choosing the right combination of color and shade to really make patterns pop.  Her colored pages add a bright spot to my day.  I was very happy when she agreed to share about her coloring journey with us.

Simple Kaleidoscopes Colored by Amanda PinchbeckHow did you get into adult coloring books?
I saw an advert on TV for ‘Art Therapy Magazine’ in March 2015, subscribed to the magazine and, once it arrived, started colouring their pictures using their pencils. A month later I was invited to join a colouring group on Facebook and discovered the wonderful world of adult colouring books!

What are your main reasons for coloring?
I retired from work due to chronic health problems/physical disability in 2010 so, because I wasn’t always able to get out of the house, I wanted to find something other than reading fiction and doing crosswords (which I still do) to fill my time. I have never seen myself as being artistic but have a decent eye for colour so this is a great way to use my creativity. It also helps me focus on something other than my chronic back pain and keeps me in touch with the ‘outside world’ on Facebook.

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Encouragement Colored by Amanda PinchbeckWhat are some of your favorite genres/types of coloring books/pages to color?
I’ve always enjoyed Johanna Basford and Millie Marotta’s books as they were the trailblazers in the adult colouring world. However, since I purchased the ‘Adult Coloring Treasury’ and its sequel I have discovered many other artists who I enjoy and those books have become more like shopping lists! For example, as well as the wonderful Ligia Ortega, I also love Christine Aldridge’s beautiful floral designs. I now own all of her books and belong to her colouring group on Facebook.

Do you have any favorite supplies/tools?
I really love my full set of Prismacolor Premier colouring pencils which were a Christmas present last year. However, I still go back to my Marco Raffine colouring pencils when I want to use a particular colour for a design. I also occasionally use pens and my favourites there are Staedtler Fineliners (particularly useful for lettering on Ligia’s designs).

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Friendship colored by Amanda PinchbeckAre there any coloring techniques that you have recently learned or that you’re particularly excited about?
Although I have recently purchased Helen Elliston’s ‘Colorist’s Special Effects’ I haven’t yet got around to trying out too many of the techniques although I intend to do so.

Do you have any particular colors/palettes you like to use when you color?
My favourite colour is green but each set of pencils that I’ve used as I’ve gone along has given me different colouring ideas. I still like a lot of pink and purple and orange is a favourite combination.

Are there any supplies or techniques you would like to try someday?
I’ve seen an advert on Facebook for Chameleon pens and pencils which look interesting but I’m happy with my Prismacolor Premier pencils at the moment. As far as techniques are concerned, I will be trying out ideas from Helen Elliston’s ‘Colorist’s Special Effects’ soon.

Simple Kaleidoscopes - Colored by Amanda PinchbeckDo you prefer to color in coloring books or print out your pages? If so, do you have any particular paper you prefer?
Unfortunately my printer is rather unreliable (it thinks it should only need to be a scanner so at least it works to scan my pictures!) so I use colouring books and magazines such as ‘Art Therapy Magazine’ and ‘Relax with Art’.

Do you have any tips or advice to anyone who just discovered Adult Coloring?
Enjoy it! Join a friendly Facebook group such as Colouring Companions or Adult Colouring Book Reviews. You’ll learn so much from seeing what other people can do but try not to worry that your work isn’t ‘good enough’! Everyone is their own worst critic and you may give someone else ideas for a new colour palette. Colourists are a very friendly bunch in my experience and colouring book artists are always eager to see pictures from their books as everyone’s style is slightly different. I’d certainly encourage people to get hold of the ‘Adult Coloring Book Treasury’ books available from Amazon to give them the opportunity to try different artists’ styles and share your work in their Facebook group.

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Friendship Colored by Amanda PinchbeckThis is excellent advice for beginners, I have found the community in coloring groups to be very uplifting and have made many warm caring friends through the groups – they are so much more than just colored pages and techniques.

Thank you so much again Amanda, I have appreciated learning more about you and your coloring!  Stay tuned for more featured colorists in future blog entries!

Coloring Gifts: Gifts of Encouragement - Colored by Amanda Pinchbeck