Thought coloring books were only for children? Think again! Meet the adult coloring books that are designed to make an adult mind relax and take a break from the stressful activities that that surround him or her.
I, for one was quite surprised to see the increasing demand of adult coloring books in bookshops and marketplaces. These coloring books aim to deliver a therapeutic effect and they’re definitely working! The complex art inside each of these books is not only fun to color inside the lines, but also a great way to keep your mind off from other unnecessarily stressful things happening in your life. It’s almost like a non-physical form of yoga that helps your body and soul in the form of meditation.
If you’re ready to immerse yourself in a soothing, stress-free environment too, here are some good options to consider when it comes to buying adult coloring books.
Calming Coloring Nature Patterns
Artist: Graham Leslie McCallum
Price: US $4.99
This adult coloring book takes calm to the next level. The almost 100-page book is designed by artist Graham McCallum. McCallum uses pattern art and complexity in his masterpiece coloring books to give the person a full soothing experience. The designs get more complicated page by page but that only means more of you to color in.
Artist: Moose Allain
Price: US $10
Cartoonist Moose Allain keeps the child in coloring books alive by his innovative book full of characters that exist in an inter-galactic setting. At first site, the coloring book might look like it’s too overcrowded but as you go on coloring in, it might just be one of the best adult coloring books available.
Artist: Johanna Bassford
Price: US $11.66
We don’t know for sure if artist Johanna Bassford was inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic but it does capture the same beauty and creativity in an artistic form as does the novel. The Secret Garden coloring book has amazing illustrations of all things nature, and if you’re a fan of roses and plants, this adult coloring book might just be your perfect match.
The Mindfulness Adult Coloring Books
Artist: Emma Farrarons
Price: US $6
The Mindfulness adult coloring book series produced by designer Farrarons also focuses on pattern art like McCallum’s Calming Coloring book. The book has been a national best seller and has won several awards.
Author: Millie Marotta
Price: US $8.89
If you’re an animal lover like I am, this coloring book by Millie Marota will be your absolute favorite pick. Marotta illustrates the animal kingdom in a complex yet beautiful way in every page, featuring a variety of animals throughout the book.
The Tattoo Coloring Book
Author: Oliver Munden
Price: US $10
The Tattoo Coloring book is a great option for those who have a passion for tattoo art. Featuring a range of interesting tattoo designs, it might also serve as an inspiration to get a new real one. Artist Oliver Munden incorporates art and aesthetics into gritty imagery, producing an overall incredible book.