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Adult Coloring Books

What Exactly Is an Adult Coloring Book?

 

Introduction

At the time of writing this short article (August 2015), a quarter of Amazon’s major twenty best-selling books are coloring in books. So what exactly is an adult coloring book, and how is it that they are currently outselling best fiction authors with new releases including E.L. James and Paula Hawkins?

 

Adult coloring books are, quite just, coloring in books for grown ups. Like children’s coloring books, they are full of outline illustrations designed to become filled in with colored pencils, markers, crayons, or whatever other media you wish to utilize.

 

What’s in an adult coloring in book?

The principle difference between adults’ and kids’ color books is that the grown up versions commonly feature less juvenile pictures and designs. Rather of superheroes, barnyard animals, and television characters, adult coloring in books are extra often filled with:

elements of the natural globe, like trees, flowers, leaves, gardens, animals and insects;

geometric designs;

psychedelic patterns;

repetitive ‘wallpaper’ variety patterns;

cities and buildings;

anatomical drawings;

goddesses, angels, and mermaids;

mandalas; and

celtic styles.

You’ll find also lots of ‘theme’ certain books offered, featuring diverse subjects such as automobiles, steampunk designs, and Art Nouveau patterns.

Why are they so popular?

A Scottish illustrator named Johanna Basford published a coloring book referred to as Secret Garden in 2013, featuring pages of beautifully hand-illustrated ink drawings. The New York Instances reported in March that a Korean pop star named Kim Ki-bum posted a photograph on Instagram of a ‘delicately colored-in floral pattern’ from Secret Garden. In the time, Ki-bum had a enormous 1.8 million Instagram followers. The post went viral and helped to ignite the craze.

The growth in recognition from the books reportedly has significantly to do with adult relaxation and pressure release. Lots of adults who make use of the books report that they find the repetitive, low-stress nature of coloring in to be soothing, relaxing, plus a way of de-stressing away in the pressures of life and work.

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