Dog and Cat Coloring Books are the most popular in the adult coloring book genre but other animal coloring books are also popular. I wanted to start with some of the lesser-known books that you might enjoy.
Animal Coloring Books for Adults
This adorable story about the romantic journey with a cow named Lulu as she searches for her true love will win your heart. It’s professionally published with nice quality paper and 68 illustrations.
After seeing colorings from this book on Instagram I purchased it on Amazon. It’s a greyscale book that makes your colorings really come to life. It’s a hardbound book that opens at the top so great for left-handed colorists too.
Chicken Coloring Books for Grownups
The illustrator Sarah Rosedahl sent me her two adorable farm animal coloring books to review and they are super fun. I did a full flip thru of Difficult Chickens on the youtube channel here.
Over 70 unique and stunning hand-drawn illustrations of chickens, roosters and baby chicks by an artist and a chicken owner. The illustrations vary from minimal detail to highly detailed, making it perfect for multiple coloring methods.
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20 hand-drawn whimsical chicken illustrations for the chicken lover as well as anyone who enjoys humor and coloring. Color fanciful chickens in pajamas and bunny slippers or covered with detailed flowers and leaves. Those drawings are then recreated in a 4×6 size for framing or card making
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Farm Animal Coloring Books for Grownups
Difficult Sheep & Friends by Sarah Rosedahl
Lots of fun whimsical representations of 26 sheep and fiber-producing animals including a variety of sheep breeds, alpaca, llama, goats, yak, muskox and more. Images include Zentangle-inspired designs and decorative fiber animals for adult coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages are printed on one side to prevent bleed-through. Friends include Alpaca, Angora Rabbits, Angora Goat, Bison, Bactrian Camel, Cashmere Goat, Highland Cow, Horse, Llama, Muskox, Old English Sheepdog, Pygora Goat, Vicuna and Yak. Sheep breeds include (whimsical interpretations) Border Leicester, Cheviot, Icelandic, Lincoln, Merino, Oxford Down, Rough Fell, Rambouillet, Scottish Blackface, Shetland.
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I thoroughly enjoy Diane Hanson-Young’s interpretation of animals. I have already reviewed Cats in Hats and now she brings you:
Owl Coloring Books for Grownups
The most well-known owl coloring book comes from one of the most prolific illustrators of Adult Coloring Books, Marjorie Sarnat.
Horse Coloring Books for Grownups
The first horse coloring books I saw in person were sent by Cindy Elsharouni
72 pages of beautiful and meditative horse-themed designs including ponies, unicorns, winged horses, and horseshoe patterns are all included. Horses is a top-bound coloring pad is perfect for the right and left-handed.
Mythical Creatures Coloring Books
Selina Fenech’s book features fairies with their pets and plenty of dragons
Featuring the detailed artwork of John Howe from The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit movies.
Kerby Rosanes coloring books certainly can’t be left off the list of Animal Coloring books and every colorist needs to have at least one of these books of art in their collection.
Kerby works in intricately detailed black and white line to create creatures, characters, patterns, and tiny elements to form compositions of mind-boggling complexity.
Imagimorphia Coloring Book by Kerby Rosanes
In Imagimorphia, animals and objects morph and explode into astounding detail. Bring each intricate image to life with color and find the objects hidden throughout the book.
These are something a little different and more interactive than your standard coloring book, these animal masks are ready for you to color in and then punch out, attach the elastic strap included with the coloring book from Barrons Educational Books and have fun. Perfect for a party any time of the year.
Of course, I have to mention some of the most well-known animal coloring books as well, those by Millie Marotta.
Animal Kingdom Color Me, Draw Me- Illustrated by Millie Marotta
Millie’s first coloring book was “Animal Kingdom” in 2014 which includes all sorts of detailed animals from beautiful birds to fantastic fish, delicate dragonflies to elaborately decorated elephants.
Tropical World – A Coloring Adventure illustrated by Millie Marotta 2015
Reviewers have things like this to say about Millie’s second coloring book:
“In her books, you’ll find whimsical images of idiosyncratic animals, flowers in bloom, and sophisticated patterns at play. Who doesn’t love the idea of immersing oneself into a fantastical world of monochromatic illustrations and bringing them to (colorful) life?” —MarthaStewart.com
Wild Savannah – A Coloring Book Adventure 2016
Wild Savannah was released in 2016 and it’s my favorite of the three, with lots of big cats, endangered animals and flora and fauna of the Savannah.
Color by Number Animal Coloring Books for Adults
60 cat designs are made up of hundreds of triangles that, when filled in, transform a flat illustration or 2D piece of work into a 3D image. Each page has a different breed of cat from the ordinary to the rare. The color keys on each page allow you to use either traditional colors or bright non-realistic colors for a pop art look. Some of the cats have quite tiny spaces to color while other’s are a bit larger. This reminds me of those picture puzzles in crossword books where you didn’t know how the picture would turn out until the end.
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I am keeping this page updated as new books come out, let me know on social media if I have missed any of your favorites that you are excited about!