I got into adult coloring LONG before it was cool to be doing it as an adult. However, once the popularity of adult coloring grew I was able to get on board with reviewing a WIDE range of adult coloring books and supplies. I’ve had a blast doing it. As a result, I feel fairly confident in the suggestions I’m making to you for your adult coloring addiction. This adult coloring addicts must have list will help you with your present shopping needs that are coming up rather quickly too.
I have learned through talking to other adult coloring addicts that we all like to color with different types of products. For example, I am NOT a huge fan of using colored pencils, but I have reviewed a good many of them on Amazon so I can still tell you the ones worth getting. My mother-in-law LOVES using colored pencils for her quilting projects. It is my hope that I’m covering everyone’s different preferences with this list.
My Favorite Adult Coloring Books:
2016 Coloring Calendar: An Adult Coloring Calendar Featuring 300+ Beautiful Coloring Pages for a Stress-Free, Relaxing, and Creative 2016! (Jenean Morrison Adult Coloring Books)
Technically, this is the only book you’ll need all year to satisfy your adult coloring needs. However, if you like to do more than one picture a day then you’ll need to keep looking. If you like this concept, there are already 2017 adult coloring calendars available too.
Meditation Coloring Book: Wonderful images to melt your worries away (Chartwell Coloring Books)
There are some nice pictures in this one, but I’m not a fan of ALL of the pages in this book. However, there are enough for me to say it’s worth getting still.
Mandalas: Coloring for Artists (Creative Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Series)
This is one of my favorite little mandalas books. I tend to make copies of these images so that I can color them with different colors and styles.
This is one of the images from this book:
This book is full of many beautiful pictures like the one above. They almost have every person’s coloring interests covered in this book. It has animals, flowers, mandalas, and so much more.
Color Counts: Garden
To me, these books really don’t leave much room for creativity, but it’s fun to play seek and find for the numbers I’m working on each time. Plus, I love to see the finished product when it’s done. For me, it’s like completing a puzzle without having to play the guessing game of where the pieces go. I also love the Landscapes Color Counts one too.
Adult Coloring Addict Supplies Suggestions
As you can see below, I asked other fellow adult coloring addicts what they like to use the most when they are coloring and at the time I wrote this post the winner was colored pencils with a whopping 75% colored pencils to 25% Sharpies.
— Crystal Green (@SLM016) September 5, 2016
I’m one of the 25% who loves using Sharpie colored markers! They work really well! I love the fine tip on them. I do wish Sharpie would come out with more colors.
I’m also a fan of gel pens. I’ve been blessed to review many wonderful sets. Here are just a few of my favorites:
GL-Sail(TM) 48 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter,Neon, Pastel,Metallic)
This is the set that is pictured on the main picture for this blog. These pens are thin and easy to hold for extended periods of time. They also glide onto the paper with little effort. The tips of the pens are very similar to that of a Sharpie.
Bright Knight Gel Pens, 36 Gel Pen Set, Quality Gel Ink Pens, Neon Pastel Metallic Glitter. Ideal for Mandalas, Adult Therapy coloring, Secret Garden
I love this set with my other gel pens and Sharpies because it has BRIGHT neon colors. Plus, the other standard colors are just as bright. It’s almost like these pens are made for making signs.
Those are my favorite items, but if you’re into using colored pencils I’ve found that the vast majority of color addicts love Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, 150-Pack. I must admit that even I liked them despite not having a strong love of using colored pencils.
I shared in my last newsletter a wide range of places where you can get FREE adult coloring pages to color. If you sign up for the newsletter now and want that list sent to you just shoot me an email at sharinglifesmoments@ gmail.com after you sign up for the newsletter and I’ll send it your way. Don’t worry I won’t invade your inbox very often.
I hope this helps you with getting the tools and products that will make your adult coloring addict in your life whether that’s you or someone else happy. Another thing that may be of interest is the FREE Adult Books for Coloring Community where like-minded people share their love of adult coloring together.
***I want to hear from you.**
What is something that I may have left off for the Adult Coloring Addicts Must Have List?
P.S. My mother-in-law made this DIY Adult Coloring Pen and Plant Holder for me. It may be something else your adult coloring addict will want to have too.