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.
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 July of 2018.
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.
Brain Game Color By Number Coloring Books for Adults
Each Brain Games® Color by Number book is side bought spiral and is printed on one side of the paper so there is no bleed through to worry about. The images are varied in each book with animals, mandalas, home scenes and more. They are relatively simple color palettes with only 4-6 colors being used on each page.
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 Brilliantly Vivid Color-by-Number 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.
Trianimal Extreme Color By Number Books
A unique color-by-number coloring book featuring 80 vibrant animal faces designed in the popular “low poly” 3-D geometric style.
Create dozens of beautiful, lifelike animal faces with this irresistible color-by-number book. Graphic designer and illustrator Hope Little uses a distinctive “low poly” graphic style to fashion clean, contemporary three-dimensional designs made up of hundreds of triangles—an approach to organic subjects that gives them a modern aesthetic that is also relaxing to color.
Each picture in Trianimals comes with a numbered color palate that can be used as a guide for consistently creating amazing finished pieces. All are printed on a heavy paper stock to ensure that whatever medium you use—whether ink, marker or paint—doesn’t bleed through. The pages are also perforated, making your artworks easy to remove and display. In addition, some of the pages are also perforated around the image so that it can be pressed out and made into a mask for parties, games, playtime, Halloween, birthdays, and more.
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 others 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.
If you are looking for more advanced Color by Number types of books, click to explore this page as well.
We think these books are a great idea for those that struggle with color choices, after all, this whole coloring book thing is supposed to be a fun, relaxing stress-free hobby/addiction. Let us know what you think about these books if you have tried them or if there are others that are missing.