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Grab your crayons, Line up the markers and prep those pencils and Color Your Life Happy!
Here's a Video Preview of EVERY Page in the coloring book and EVERY Page except the Test Pages and Color Chart Pages:
* 30 Beautiful, HAND DRAWN, SINGLE SIDED Coloring Pages!
* 17 Vertical Images and 13 Horizontal Images.
* There's even a coloring doodle on the "Book Colored by" page AND you can even color my portrait on the "About the Artist" page.
* Skill levels are easy to moderately detailed.
* Well defined boundaries to make it easy to "color inside the lines".
* Includes Coloring Tips, Coloring Medium Charts and Medium Testing Pages!
* Perfect coloring activity for when you want to cuss like a sailor but are too refined to do so.
* SEND THEM OUT TO FRIENDS FOR A LAUGH or ENEMIES FOR RIOTOUS REVENGE!
This is a coloring book for folks who might need to get some pent up feelings out but can't quite bring themselves to "swear in full color". Written with truly "colorful language" and illustrated with delightful detail to put a little color into your insults and dirty words. Bad mouthing has never been so beautifully silly - or fun. Get your aggressions out, grab your crayons, colored pencils or felt tip markers and speak your mind with a rainbow of almost potty mouth zingers, nasty put downs and sarcastic snipes.
Color yourself relieved and vindicated with these hilariously horrid but anger reducing, stress relieving and fun Coloring Pages filled with EGREGIOUS EPITHETS, RIOTOUSLY RUDE, INSULTINGLY BAD MOUTHED (Almost) PROFANE PLAYFULNESS, designed with tongue firmly in cheek and vengeance in mind by Pop Art Diva. (Go ahead, say that last paragraph 3 times after a few drinks!)
Enjoy the Naughty Nastiness, COLOR AWAY YOUR ANGER and May the Expletives Be With You!
It's been a long few months working on my latest coloring book, the Not Quite SWEARY But Seriously SNARKY Coloring Book, but I'm in the home stretch!
You can visit my Coloring Life Happy Facebook page to see the WIP (work in progress) videos of the many of the pages included in the book. Those videos will show you my working methods and illustrating style and give you some fun insights to my work day.
Here's just a few working stills of the 30 (single sided!) Coloring Pages that will be in the book:
Video Preview of An Adult & Family Coloring Book of Fantasy Facesby Pop Art Diva:
To view the 43 Work In Progress Videos of the Coloring Pages in this book, visit my Facebook page: COLORING LIFE HAPPY
A unique, one-of-a-kind coloring book featuring women's eyes
and faces morphing into all nature of earthly and fantasy creatures with
coloring designs ranging from abstracts, butterflies, fish and sea
critters, dragonflies, birds, flowers and even a skull and a cosmic view
of space. All as seen "through the eyes" of an artist. WHAT'S INSIDE? * 31 Beautiful, HAND DRAWNColoring Pages * All Pages are Single Sided * 15 Vertical Images and 15 Horizontal Images, PLUS the Cover Art!
* There's even a little coloring doodle on the "Book Colored by" page, & you can color me on the "About the Artist" page! * Skill levels are easy to moderately detailed. * Well defined boundaries to make it easy to "color inside the lines". * Includes Coloring Tips, Coloring Medium Charts and Medium Testing Pages!
of the coloring pages within this book are completely hand drawn. Done
in ink, on paper and, in nearly all cases, directly inked with no preliminary sketching
done. I did not use any digital drawing processes at all when creating
these images except for the clean up stage where I corrected noogies (my
word for mistakes or a slip of the pen.) You can even see progress
videos as I drew many of the designs on my Facebook page at
What does this mean? It
means that these are not perfect, and they're not meant to be. Nothing
hand-drawn is perfect and it shouldn't be. The whole point of not using
digital drawing tools is to leave in the charm of the artist's
imperfections and, at the same time, including a little piece of the
I can, and do, create art completely
digitally, I did for years professionally. Which is why I wanted to get
the pen and the paper back in my hands again and sit down and draw the
way I was taught to draw. For me, personally, it is tremendously
satisfying to have that physical contact with my art tools again. These
drawings have given me many hours of artistic pleasure after having been
separated from my art by bits and bytes for many years. I hope they
bring equal measure of joy to you.
I love drawing eyes and
faces but not JUST eyes and faces. Heck, I just like to draw, but it's
always more fun if I can let my imagination run loose and that is what I
did with these drawings. I used what I call a direct inking process, no
preconceived idea or design. Starting with the eyes and part of a face,
I then let the drawing tell me what it wanted to be and, with pen in
hand, happily followed along. If you are surprised by these designs,
imagine my surprise at what ended up on my sketch pad at the end of an
illustration session. It was great fun to see my menagerie grow as I
created the book and I hope you have as much fun coloring the images as I
did creating them.
Here is my latest hand drawn, direct inked (no preliminary sketches), Zentangle Style Zendoodle Fantasy Face that turns into a fish coloring book illustration. I call it Fat Fancy Fish.
As I have for this entire series, I started with the human eye. As I put the details and design in around the eye it started to look like a fish and so I continued with that and let it swim right onto my paper.
DO YOU WANT YOUR COLORING PAGES TO LAST A LIFETIME?
There's a lot of discussion about ways to blend colored pencils on the coloring book pages and coloring forums on Facebook and the internet. Many of the posts I see talk about using Vaseline (petroleum jelly), baby oil, vegetable oil and other greasy home use products to blend colored pencils like Prismacolors. I've even seen nail polish remover suggested as a blending medium. Every time I see these suggestions I cringe. As a professional artist and illustrator of over 40 years I have always used archival procedures in producing all of my original art, whether it be a painting or drawing or any other original work. Petroleum products, oils and other household products that are not produced for use as an art medium can often damage the paper and the pencil pigments themselves, leading to eventual deterioration of the artwork.
If you want to keep your finished coloring pages safe and protected for decades to come, you will want to use approved blending mediums and techniques. Among the mediums you can use are:
1. Blending Pencils and Sticks.(Prismacolor Colorless Blender and theCaran d’Ache Full Blender Bright.) I use these most often with pastels as opposed to colored pencils, but they work for both.
2. Turpenoid, a solvent (a newer version of the classic artist's thinning and blending, but dangerous, turpentine.) Turpenoid is not completely safe and, like turpentine, presents certain health risks if not used properly and in a well-ventilated area, but the fumes are less severe than turpentine. This is my favorite liquid solvent to use as it evaporates faster than mineral spirits. I use it mostly for large areas and backgrounds.
3. Mineral Spirits, a paint thinner and solvent (Gamsol). Again not the safest blender healthwise, but way less odor than turpens.
4. The Icarus Art Board. This is basically a heat plate that will melt the medium as you work. Very pricey.
5. White Pencils. This is one of my top blending techniques. Unlike the solvents which can bleed into nearby areas, white pencils give you pencil point control over your blending area. Frankly, I think they give you the smoothest blending. ( I order white pencils by the dozens!)
As mentioned above, the turpines and mineral oil products do present certain risks of use, mostly from inhalation of the fumes but also they can cause allergic reactions if applied directly to the skin. There is also the risk of absorption through the skin. Be aware of these risks and take proper precautions if you must use these.
I did this whole book in what I call a direct inking process. This means that I do no preliminary sketches at all, I take pen to paper and start to immediately illustrate without any preconceived idea in mind. What I end up with when I have a finished drawing is often a surprise for me and part of the fun of doing this series of zendoodles for this book series.
This little guy decided to take a swim in the ocean and play with some sea creatures so I went along for the beach visit.
Here's a work in progress video on my latest hand drawn, direct inked (no preliminary sketches), Zentangle Style Zendoodle Fantasy Ocean / Sea Coloring Book Illustration featuring an adorable Seahorse, a cute Starfish and Sea Shells.
This drawing will be included in my next coloring book, "Through The EYES Of An ARTIST Fantasy Coloring Book" available on Amazon.
Here's a few deals I found on Amazon for coloring book supplies today. A few are very inexpensive, like the kit which is great for folks who are just starting out coloring and might want to try out different mediums as well as more professional mediums like prismacolors. Also some gel pen sets and markers.
Have fun, don't spend the mortgage or grocery money!
I bought the 132 pack a few years ago and paid way more (insert sad imoji here.) Wish I'd been able to get this deal on the larger set here. Prismacolors are my favorite colored pencils, I do a lot of my illustrations with them and plow through them pretty quickly. I order individual replacement pencils, of course, but I admit to being addicted to brand new sets, so I'm always checking out prices. I also love their storage tins, lol.
Finished up this fun, new fantasy feather art for my next coloring book (working book title at this point is "Through The Eyes of an Artist Zendoodle Fantasy Coloring Book" by Terri Dennis aka Pop Art Diva).
I'm creating all the illustrations for this book by direct inking, in other words, I don't do any initial sketches, I just start inking the image directly onto the paper and let it turn into what it wants to turn into!
This one decided it wanted to be feathered so I went with it. For this whole book I am morphing women's faces into fantasy designs so I always start with the eyes then part of the face to create the mode or emotion and let it flow intuitively from there.
Here's a video of one of my new zendoodle drawings for my next coloring book. This new book is all drawings of partial women's faces that morph into other things, in this case it turned into a fantasy bird.
I love drawing faces, in particular I love doing eyes because you can say a lot about a mood or persons expression with just the way the eye is drawn.
It's a zentangle style "zendoodle" that I create by inking the original directly onto the paper without doing an initial sketch. I draw the eyes first then allow the drawing to happen organically, letting the drawing "become what it wants to be". This is a thoroughly enjoyable intuitive illustrating process that really puts me in a zen-like mood and I am doing the whole coloring book this way.
I'm hoping to have the book - the working title at this point is "Through The Eyes of an Artist Zendoodle Fantasy Coloring Book" - is illustrated, formatted and published on Amazon by the middle of May!
This looks like a good deal on Amazon for trying out different #coloring mediums. Probably not the highest quality, but the box alone is worth the price and you could replace the tools with higher-quality ones after you use them.
As the author of the popular coloring book, "COLOR YOUR COCKTAIL - An Adult Coloring Book with Cocktail Recipes", I was recently interviewed by Tami Patzer on being a coloring book author and illustrator and what it takes to produce and publish coloring books as well as my thoughts on why coloring is so trendy with adults these days.
If you're into coloring for fun or for the health benefits or would like to publish your own coloring book, give this fun interview a listen:
While everyone else was busy hunting for Easter eggs, I was busy hand drawing new art for my next coloring book this last weekend.
This is hand drawn directly with ink, no sketching beforehand. I'm doing a series of women's faces that morph into other things and I like the drawing to become what it wants to become. I usually start with the eye area and go from there and let the drawing flow as I work on it. This lady decided she wanted to become feathers.
This is my form of relaxing art therapy! Instead of having to work from a plan and restricting my imagination, this direct inking process allows my creativity to flow directly from my subconscious and it's amazing what drawings I get out of this.
Here's samples of some others I've done for this next coloring book using this process:
(Yes, you can also buy the whole book for only $12.95)
I started added the individual pages to my Etsy Shop last week and will continue to add all 45 cocktail recipe coloring pages as fast as I can!
The video preview above will show you EVERY page in the book - and every page is a coloring page, including title, about and even the table of contents pages - but the cocktail recipe pages are what you asked for so check them out:
Enjoy! All I ask is that you respect my copyright and credit me as the artist when sharing your colored image. Image is for personal coloring use only, no other permissions given. All rights reserved by ColoringLifeHappy.com.