I’m testing a few new ideas for bolder coloring books.
(Jan 2019 update: Since no one commented, I’m assuming this concept didn’t interest anyone. That’s okay… as my grandfather, the inventor used to say, “Lots more ideas where that came from!”)
“Bold” refers to the lines. I draw them heavier than most people do. My bold-style coloring books are ideal for coloring in low-light conditions, and they’re helpful for art therapists and anyone facing vision challenges.
(My “bold & easy” coloring books also have heavy lines, but the spaces are bigger than usual, too. They’re ideal for people with vision, dexterity, or eye-hand coordination issues, as well as those coloring in low-light conditions.)
I’ve already drawn about 20 coloring designs, and I’m working on more this week.
Here are some samples of the bold designs. Most have hippie themes, and will appeal to those who remember the 1960s, as well as those who love the designs of that era.
(I hand-colored the two illustrations, using a mix of Prismacolor, Pluqis, and Staedtler colored pencils.)
This is a test to see how you like these kinds of designs. I hope you’ll leave feedback in comments at this article. Tell me what you like, don’t like, and want more (or less) of.
Your comments will help me plan my coloring books with bold, hippie designs, as well as my bold-and-easy coloring books.
Click any image to download it as a PDF. (8 1/2″ x 11″ – ready to print!)
Here’s how I colored one of those pages. (It’s even prettier in real life. In natural sunlight, the colors really glow.)