We often see amazing creations from those expert colorists in the coloring groups on Facebook and wonder how in the world they could make a simple coloring page look like a work of art. Backgrounds are the magic sauce. Below we gathered several background tutorials to try in your adult coloring books to really make them pop!
Background Coloring Tutorial Videos
Our wonderful Johanna Basford has given us a lovely video tutorial on a picture in her coloring book.
You know how fond I am of Peta Hewitt’s Tutorials and she hasn’t let us down on this topic. This first video she using the pastels first for the background before she colors in the picture.
Coloring Book Tutorial – Pastel Background Made Easy by Peta Hewitt
In this tutorial, Peta shows us how to preserve the pencil colors if you use a darker pastel next to it. It’s quite an extensive study on the topic.
Coloring Book Tutorial: Applying Pastel Over Pencils by Peta Hewitt
Cher Kauffman has done this extensive series about coloring in Backgrounds
Coloring Backgrounds First Steps
Coloring Backgrounds Pencil Basics
Pastels Coloring Background Tutorial
Coloring Backgrounds with Eyeshadow
Coloring Basic Backgrounds using Gel Pens
Coloring Backgrounds – Chalk Basics
Coloring Book Background Tutorial from Coloring Karia
Ultimate Adult Coloring Book Background option breakdown: Watercolor, Pastels, Inktense from Coloring Karia.
The key to beautiful backgrounds is to play and practice. We’d love to see your work in our Coloring Book Addicts Facebook Group here.
Visit the Background Coloring Supplies page here to see our favorite brands.