Dover Publications has come out with a new idea for adult coloring books in their Creative Haven series… color by number. Many new colorists express frustration at the stress caused when trying to decide which are the right colors to color in your picture. These color-by-number books invite you to follow the numbered guide to creating accurate portraits of the illustrated images. Illustrations are printed on one side of the perforated pages for easy removal and display in all of the Creative Haven coloring books.
This book by Jade Summer is a new take on the color-by-number genre. They have published 3 of this type, all are linked below. Click to Order US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Spain or France
The link above goes directly to the Dover site and lists all of their Adult Coloring books.
A new artist, George Toufexis illustrated this book
George’s book is filled with traditional Christmas holiday scenes and is secular in nature with things like Santa, Christmas Trees, Stockings by the Fire and Winter Nature scenes. Images are printed on one side of the page and are perforated. These 46 images are designed for experienced colorists.
The book contains 46 realistic butterfly and moth illustrations printed one per page (the back of each is blank) on medium-weight, bright-white, perforated paper. It’s always a good idea to use a blank sheet behind your work if you are using markers.
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From waders such as the spoonbill and flamingo to the woodland-dwelling wild turkey and backyard species like the cedar waxwing and the Baltimore oriole, this collection portrays a tremendous variety of birds. All 46 are identified and depicted in their natural habitats. Use the numbered color key to creating perfectly natural pictures.
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Sea turtles, coral reef-dwelling fish, dolphins, and other marine creatures swim through these full-page pictures. Colorists can achieve realistic effects and perfect shading with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. The Sea Life book is specially designed for experienced colorists according to Creative Haven.
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Color by Number Mandala’s offers unlimited opportunities for shading and color choices, mandalas can be among the most challenging designs to color. This helpful book offers lightly printed numbers that correspond to a color key: use them for guidance or strike out on your own. 46 illustrations. Click here to order
Dog lovers will adore these realistic portraits of a German shepherd, Labrador, beagle, and other popular breeds. Use the simple color guide to complete 46 heartwarming images — finished thumbnail images on the inside covers offer coloring ideas for you.
A travelogue of great American vistas includes scenes from Yosemite National Park, Monument Valley, Boulder Mountain, Fossil Butte National Monument, Enders State Forest, and many other landscapes of rugged natural beauty. It contains 46 1 sided, perforated pages.
This is a bit of a different style with more of a mosaic look than some of the other books. This also has black-backed one-sided images.
You can trust the Creative Haven coloring books regardless of illustrator, they have been producing adult coloring books for over 20 years but others that come up on this search have awful reviews, so be cautious.. all coloring books are not created equal!
Guided Coloring by F Sehnaz Bac
Italian Artists F Sehnaz Bac series presents 30 pieces of numbered original artwork to color in. Renowned for the stunning palettes of her whimsical painted rock winged creatures come alive. Birds and Butterflies include songbirds, owls, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and other winged marvels, all numbered for vibrant coloring in markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paints, along with coloring instruction (with a color key) and four bonus full-color prints. Simply color in each numbered space with the corresponding color in the color key, or explore your unique creative path and fill the spaces with your own palette. Relax, unwind, and be creative as you color in these lovely pieces of art. Once you’ve enjoyed these designs, you’ll want to try Sehnaz’s two other books: Animal Friends, which feature her endearing cats, bunnies, and elephants, along with many other marvelous creatures frolicking on land and under the sea; and Flowers and Mandalas, which include her dazzling mandalas and fun and fanciful blooms.
Usborne has a couple of color by number coloring books to offer as well. They have a variety of designs that could appeal to both kids and adults alike. Reading through the reviews shows that adults fancy this book as a break from the most complicated books that take days to complete a project. These pictures are colored in under an hour with no worries about which colors to use.