Posts Tagged ‘kaleidoscopic creatures’

This will be my last book of the year. It’s another adult coloring book featuring my creature art. I call it Kaleidoscopic Creatures book 4. I love doing these things but it’s time to move on to something new for 2017… Stay tuned.

Okay if you’ve been following this for any length of time, you know I love to draw creatures and I really feel led to help people to find and use their creativity. As part of this I have begun creating a line of adult coloring books and I just released a new one today. I take my creatures and put them into Kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s a lot of fun to do and yields results even I did not expect. What jamming is for musicians is what doing these books is for me, unbridled creativity and self expression. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed making it. Click the cover to get yours.
Here’s a Sample page for you to try.
Here are my other titles in case you want to see more.
Kaleidoscopics Book 1
Kaleidoscopics Book 2
Kaleidoscopics Book 3
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 1
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 2
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 3
I’d love to hear what you think of them.

I love to draw these things. There’s something about the mystery of drawing an eighth of a design and then seeing what it will look like when it’s all put together. It’s very loose and freeing. This is the closest thing an artist can do to “jamming.” When the TV’s on at the end of a busy day, I just grab a couple of Sharpies and start to jam. It’s fun, plus you know I love to draw some creatures.
Should be out in a week or two.

As the artist behind two adult coloring books and someone who even colors here and there, I have joined a couple adult coloring communities online. Someone asked the question is coloring art. Evidently her significant other was saying it isn’t. First off, way to be a supportive significant other, but I digress. His reasoning was the lines are already provided, all you have to do is color in them. Not so fast…

Black lines on a page still give infinite possibilities, what technique? what materials? how will you expand on what is given. There is the possibility for some creativity in the process and so I would say yes, this is a valid art form. My hope in creating coloring books is to help some people regain the creativity most people put away sometime just after puberty. Once they realize again that they can make art, some of them will remove the lines and make their own original art. For others it’s about stress relief. If I can help someone relax and get in a better frame of mind by publishing a coloring book, that’s work worth doing. I love that adults are starting to color again, for both of those reasons.

There is also one thing I want to leave you with. “Is coloring art?” is not the right question. Art is in the eye of the beholder and the creator. If you’re enjoying what coloring and you’re receiving a benefit from it, if it’s helping you have a better day, maybe even making you a better person, that sounds like a win-win to me. So just make the art you want to make and enjoy it. As with anything else, the people who appreciate it are your audience, the rest aren’t.

Here are my books

And if you’re ready to make your own lines…

I’m finalizing the covers for my two adult coloring books. Kaleidoscopic Creatures and Kaleidoscopics. What do you think? I am looking forward to getting these out there.