Fall is in the air and we all need some pumpkins, scarecrows, and black cats to color so let’s go on a Halloween & Fall Coloring Book search.
I just received “The Beauty of Horror II” coloring book and it is fantastic!!! If you liked the first one, you are going to want this one too. Now available for pre-order!
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Also new in 2017 are a couple of books by Julia Rivers
Julia has quite a few coloring books but she’s got two Halloween offerings this year including another scary Alice book called:
“Alices Nightmare – Adventures in Wonderland”
It contains 40 one-sided pages with detailed drawings with many revealed in the listing here. It is also currently on a new release promo price.
Grimm’s Nightmares from the Other World
This coloring book just released September of 2017 and includes 40 one-sided drawing of Grimm’s versions of many of your favorite fairy tales plus a few you don’t see as often.
Something really different, mandala’s usually reserved for calming peaceful patterns, reimagined by illustrator Cristina McCallister
There are some really clever and goretastic illustrations in this book but be warned there are only 15 illustrations that are repeated twice. The book is one-sided with black backed pages.
The Beauty of Horror – A GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert
This coloring book starts out with a removable cover over 80 gorgeous and GORE filled illustrations in the 9.8″ x 9.9″ size with excellent quality paper and a hidden object hunt throughout the book to help our Ghouliana Belie get through the creepified forest. You’ll find skeletons surrounded by flowers, and zombies hidden in ornate picture frames. Alan Robert described this book as Walking Dead meets Secret Garden and I completely agree.
Explore the video below. Available October 4, 2016
A little interview with the artist…
Q1. What do you enjoy drawing the most?
Alan Robert: I have always been really into drawing monsters and creepy stuff, ever since I was a little kid. My first memories of drawing was around the time I saw the original Star Wars movie in the theater (1977), I was only six! I loved the Tusken Raiders and all of the crazy creatures in the Cantina scene. Really inspiring for me. All throughout school, I took art classes and eventually received a scholarship to The School of Visual Arts in NYC. While earning my Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, I studied under the legendary comic book artist Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), who I learned a tremendous amount from.
Q2. How did you get started?
Anyway, somewhere around 2010, the band was on break and I never lost my love for comic book storytelling. I got my big break from award-winning publisher IDW Publishing when they agreed to release my original horror comic series titled “Wire Hangers,” which I both wrote and illustrated. The series developed a following and I continued to release more titles through IDW every year after that. Series include “Crawl to Me” and “Killogy.” Crawl to Me is in the process of being adapted into a live-action feature film, and Killogy is being developed as an animated series and video game.
Night Magic by Selina Fenech – A Gothic & Halloween Coloring Book
Explore your dark side with this Halloween-inspired adult coloring book by Selina Fenech. This coloring book features 25 sweet, sexy, and magical designs of witches, vampires, dark angels, goblins, masquerades, gothic ladies, dark fantasy creatures. This book includes 2 full sets of the 25 artworks page size is 8.5 x 11 inches, letter size Parental discretion advised for younger artists as some artworks contain artistic/concealed nudity and sensual gothic imagery.
This coloring book is gorgeous! Greyscale coloring is great for beginning colorists to help them learn where to do shading and highlights so with this book you get beautiful coloring pages plus some art instruction. You can see a flip through on Instagram here. Molly Harrison‘s artwork is quite unique and this book contains gothic, vampire type fairies, fanciful Halloween witches, and autumn magic.
Whimsical Halloween Coloring Book – Witches, Vampires and Kitties Oh My!
Featuring cherub type witches, vampires, fairies, kitties and other creepy-cute creatures intended for the child at heart and kids (8 and up) and the illustrations range from simple to more complex. This book includes 32 illustrations all printed on one side of the page only.
Autumn Fantasy Coloring Book – Halloween Witches, Vampires, and Autumn Fairies by Molly Harrison
Autumn Fantasy Coloring Book – Halloween Witches, Vampires, Autumn Fairies, features 25 images 2 of each. I decided to include two of each image in case of coloring mishaps or for those of you who like to try different color schemes.
Quirky and Creepy with lots of greyscale, if you are looking for something a bit different, this is the Alice book for you.
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I was excited to receive this book from Barron’s publishing to take a look at and it continues the theme of the mask book above with fun activities for adults (aka kids of all ages) It includes 20 different origami projects, 70 printed origami papers including lots of sugar skulls and day of the dead themed ones as well as 20 pages to color yourself.
This book contains 20 projects to plan your Day of the Dead party or season. It starts with rituals and their origins and provides you with DIY ideas for decorations and decor, continues with food and drink recipes including yummy cocktail recipes like La Paloma Sangrienta (The Bloody Dove.)
More DIY Party decorations continue with costume and Facebook ideas.
Enchanted Halloween: A Whimsy Girls Fantasy Coloring Book
This book by Hannah Lynn has rave reviews like this one “I absolutely LOVE this coloring book!! I will be coloring EVERY single picture in this book. Nice crisp white pages with perfect clean lines, no errors whatsoever in the line work.” There are 30 different illustrations with 2 copies of each for a total of 60 coloring pages with Createspace paper so suitable for colored pencils, most markers will bleed through this paper so be sure to put a dividier between your work and the next page . *It was included by special request from of our Facebook members.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith shares her Halloween dreams with beautiful gothic maidens, magical autumn fairies, characters from Dia de los Muertos, and a fun mix of pumpkins, witches, and skeletons. Each coloring pattern features a description of the painting it’s based on. I have her first coloring book and the paper is just glorious which is the reason for the price being higher than your CreateSpace books.
While not specifically geared to Halloween, Grim Fairy Tales includes 45 pages of truly spooky illustrations. You can bring these pages to life from playful costumed, fairy tales characters to frighteningly chilling monsters. This book has some sexy coloring images in it as well following a similar take on the material as the original.
Global Doodle Gems Halloween Collections
Global Doodle Gems has just come out with two spooky Halloween Coloring books and the thing I really love about their books is that so many artists are represented so they are the perfect books to pull out when friends and family come over.. everyone is sure to find an image they want to color.
(Author), Nancy Sutton Lewin, Illustrated by DomDomx, Lynni Ex, Dianne Comeau, Orbleue’s, Nadege Zenfeerie, Lynne McGee, T J, Velvet Comeau, Amandine Cyril M.L , Debbie Lai Leen Margot, Yaya, Audrey Sagh, Alfred E Villanueva, Ondine Summers, TaSo, Johanna Ans, Jenny Wei, and many more.
Global Doodle Gems Halloween Collection coloring book offers you 52 designs to color from 26 artists. Having a wide variety of artists allows them to accommodate more levels and tastes of color enthusiasts. The paper quality isn’t the best but they are 1 sided so you could copy to nicer paper if desired.
Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertes Coloring Book
Thirty full-page patterns to color feature all of Halloween’s eagerly anticipated symbols: skeletons, candy, haunted houses, jack-o’-lanterns, and a host of creepy creatures, from Frankenstein and Dracula to wizards, werewolves, and witches on broomsticks. Check the reviews at the bottom of the page for more views of some of the pages. For $3.99 even if you don’t like all the pictures the price point makes it attractive. Click to order
There aren’t a whole bunch to choose from and I bet the Global Doodle Gems will be back ordered very soon so jump on those quick if you are a lover of all things scary! They are not sold in stores and are only available on Amazon.
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The Chubby Mermaid is one of our favorite stores to shop in for coloring books. Her images are adorable and unique.
These cute little Halloween drawings are gonna make you smile. 20 wonderful pages of black and white pictures of everything fun and Halloween! All original art created by the Chubby Mermaid. Printed on 110 lb. professional grade cardstock ready for you to color with markers, colored pencils, crayons or light watercolors. Professionally spiral bound in a book printed on one side so you can take them out and frame them or hang them.
The Chubby Mermaid also has a Zombie Girl Coloring Book here – I don’t even like Zombie stuff but this is pretty awesome.. take a look!
Some artists on Etsy offer coloring pages one at a time rather than in book format. Here is a Sugar Skull from LaSoffittaDiSte. $1.87 Instant Download
Autumn Coloring Books for Grownups
I have the winter version of this book and I really enjoy it. It is top bound and the pages tear out easily for display or sharing. It includes illustrations for lots of different artists so you won’t get bored coloring in it and it’s perfect for sharing at a coloring event.
This compact square 8.9 x 8.5 coloring book from Barrons Educational Series is a fabulous example of a professionally published book with a variety of artists styles concentrating on a topic. You’ll find jack-o-lanterns and cornucopias, Halloween witches and spooky bats, trees crowned with leaves just waiting for your splash of Autumn color. All the pages are double sided with nice weight paper. Your best coloring tools in this book to prevent any bleed-through would be gel pens, colored pencils, and non-bleeding markers.
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