I kept seeing amazing illustrations in my Facebook Colorings groups where the books are not available on Amazon or my local bookstore and it is quite distressing to see some of the beautiful colorings and not being able to see them all for myself, then I found Etsy. Not only can you get beautiful Japanese, Polish, and European books from the Etsy shop owners but you can also get instant gratification from some of your favorite artists as they sell you downloadable PDFs that you can print and color in a matter of moments.
Mariola’s figurative female drawings are breathtaking. The way she creates hairstyles simply isn’t seen by any other artists. She has both beautiful women coloring pages as well as adorable whimsical figures. She often puts bundles on sale so be sure to click to see what she has on sale.
Tanya Bond is one of my favorite figurative artists who shares her work with us to color in, paint in or just use as beautiful works of art as inspiration.
She has just released a new downloadable book on her Etsy page here
One of my first coloring books purchased was Tanya Bond’s Inklings via Amazon. While I adored her artwork, the CreateSpace paper just didn’t do it justice. I was thrilled to discover that she sells her books along with a ton of her art in both digital download formats as well as all of her coloring books on beautiful thick paper. I immediately ordered both.
Tanya Bond’s artwork is incredible with her iconic big-eyed girls most of which have their lovely animal friends as well. These books are printed on one side with gorgeous thick paper. You won’t be disappointed. YES, they are more expensive than on Amazon but if you are a paper snob like I am, it’s worth it.
“Inklings 2” colouring book has 24 black line illustrations and a full-colour cover showing examples of inklings in colour. The book is a big but easily manageable A4 size (a little under 9×12 inches) and has 150gsm pages that are stapled together into one beautiful colouring book. The images are printed on one side of the pages – the back of each image is blank. Click to order any of her 8 gorgeous offerings on Etsy.
Astrology has gained a new audience in the millennials and Tanya has some simply gorgeous representations of each of the Zodiac signs in these images
Ellen Topitzer’s Art – Click to Order
Hard to Find Coloring Books Available on Etsy
Cool Craft Books is one of my favorite sellers of hard to find coloring books, they have Japanese, European, Swedish, you name it, and over 300 gorgeous coloring books shipped to you from Korea. This shop has 851 sales with 256 5-star reviews.
Japanese coloring books have a very distinctive style with loads of minute details that are just aching to have color applied to them.
“The Day we Finally Meet” a Korean Coloring book has adorable forest animal scenes to enjoy here.
Klára Marková ‘s book Čarovné Lahodnosti’s or Magical Delights
I’m about to receive this book from the author so I will post a flip thru as soon as I can but in the meantime, you can take a look at the colored in images from this little gem on Instagram here. The book ships direct to you from the Czech Republic via her Etsy profile here.
Klara messaged me this morning that she has been able to get her book Čarovné lahodnosti’s / Magical Delights in stock on Amazon US. Yes it is a bit more expensive than most books but it’s worth the extra cost.
Ellen Topitzer Illustrations
Flora Waycott is an artist in Perth Australia that also offers her artwork here on Etsy.
This next selection was also inspired by one of the colorists in my Facebook Group.
Snowflake Mandalas by Artist Dwyanna Stoltzfus
This instant download coloring book has 60 gorgeous intricate frosty winter snowflake patterns to color in. I would recommend sparkly gel pens and narrow markers for most of these leaving the larger spaces for some pencil shading work. Of course, since you can print this on your own paper, you can use your fancy alcohol markers on these too. It is available in a printed format on Amazon as well.
There are many books to explore on Dover / Creative Haven Books so explore those options as well.