How to Make Your Own Coloring Book

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Have you heard of him? Coloring books for adults are the latest trend of not losing in art. Seen as an exercise in full consciousness, they are good for the mind as well as the spirit as well as a very fun way to develop artistic skills. But from there are too many coloring books on the market for adults, we will teach you how to make your own coloring book.

How to Make Your Own Coloring Book

There are many reasons to make your own coloring books. for one, you can be sure that the theme will not be limited to children’s favorites like princesses and/or trucks. You can choose the theme and style of your coloring book and create an original piece of art that makes a great gift.

These tips will put you on the right path to make a brown coloring book.

Think about these aspects of your design before the pencil hits the paper and you will have more polished results.


Size and alignment

First of all, make a decision about the size you would like to make your coloring book. It is your design, and you can make it any size you want. But there is a strong case to choose a final size of 8.5 x 11 inches.

for one, it is easy: You can print the pages on your own home printer. for another, it is a practical size for coloring with a variety of media. Look at the coloring books in the toy stores or in the toy Hall of the grocery stores: they are commonly around this size.

Then decide what your alignment will be. Although it is not a breaking point, it can be disturbing to turn the pages of a book and find that some images are aligned horizontally and others vertically, so consider making a decision one way or another and stick with it.


Choose a topic

Want a theme for your coloring book? Deciding before you start to create art can be useful, and help inspire the topic. for example, the previous series was the inspiration for the coloring book made for an example for this post. With the digital colors eliminated, the contours in black and white make a great book coloring page, and there are a set of themes.

Some fun topics can include food drawing, landscape art or trees, floral illustrations or fun cartoon characters involved in the conversation.


Intended medium

Are you making a coloring book for children The color with crayons? Or is it something for adults to paint in watercolor or color with colored pencils? This can affect the size you choose to make your lines and images. Knowing what the intended medium is from the get-go can help you make a coloring book that is more enjoyable for the intended audience.

Page number

It may be helpful to decide how many pages you want before you begin. If there is a theme in the coloring book, it could dictate a page number. for example, the example shown in this post is coloring pages with rainbow colors, so that the page number would be noticeable as many pages as the rainbow has colors.


Composition size

You don’t have to work on the exact size that your finished pages will be, but they work on the scale. This will make it easier to format the pages later. Consider the size of the scanner, even if you like to work great, consider the effect of that later. Will you be able to scan these pages easily for playback?


How to get to work

Now for the fun part: Get the image! Now that you’ve decided on the size and alignment, you can get to work.


Choose your medium

Typically, coloring books offer bold, black and white pages. for this reason, if you are working by hand, a big-tip ballpoint pen or a black marker are ideal means to create your coloring book images. Pages can also be digitally drawn.


Start drawing

If you are sure, you can start drawing freehand. But many of us prefer to start with a pencil outline, to help consolidate the composition and design in our mind before we make it permanent. Once you are satisfied with a pencil outline, you can add ink over your pencil guide. If necessary, erase the pencil lines from the sketches.


Scan your Art

Scan your coloring book images. Remember how we talked about the suggested size 8.5 x 11? If you went with that size, I bet you’re relieved now, as the size is easy to format and print on a printed page. Clean the image if the scanner has detected dust or debris.

You didn’t use 8.5 x 11 paper? Trim the paper to fit your scanner or scan in various parts and point the images together with the photo editing software.


Print your pages

Print your pages, making sure they’re printing the same size. If necessary, trim the pages if the printer leaves a lot of white space around the sides. Gather the pages in order.


Make a cover

This step is optional but adds a nice touch and makes your coloring book clearly present-able. Make a cover that shows what kind of coloring book this is.


Link pages

Link your pages so you have a book. This doesn’t have to be high-tech. In fact, it could be as low-tech as touching the top corner of the pages, or as involved as making a perfect link (here is a tutorial that you can use). Another easy solution is to drill the pages into a three-ring folder. This way you can add additional pages to your collection as you draw them.

Happy colors!