I’ve been playing around with fantasy art for a few months and have gotten some great images, so I’ve decided to share them here. These are printable coloring book pages, but they aren’t the simple, clean lines you might be used to. This is high-quality stuff: stuff that looks cool and gorgeous. Stuff you may want to keep and save and frame.
These are perfect for colored pencil or watercolor, but especially if you’re learning how to shade or blend colors and shadows. I’m going to organize them into “sets” and if they are popular enough, I’ll turn them into coloring books. They are crazy detailed though, so they might actually work better as large poster print-outs, in which case I’d need to boost the resolution (these are already killing my website bandwidth, but I’ll leave them free for as long as possible. Use them if you want; share and link back here – but don’t try to sell them or publish them elsewhere.
PS. Many of these are ideas I had 7 years ago, when I started experimenting with adult coloring books, but never really finished because building the images in photoshop was too arduous.
Creepy Kawaii Dark Academia Anime coloring pages
“Kawaii” translates roughly as cute, so creepy kawaii is kind of a dark, gothic but youthful look. In the west, it merges a little bit with dark academia, the aesthetic of spooky old manors and occult mysteries. I first tried making creepy kawaii coloring pages in midjourney four and I love these samples, but they’re a little too rough and messy to be practical. I’m sharing some of the first batch anyway; they *could* be colored, but you’ll probably want to choose from the more polished versions below.
I really like the creepy faces, but I can’t get midjourney 5 to recreate a similar style. Here’s a big batch of creepy kawaii/dark academia coloring pages. There’s a few different styles but a big selection. A lot of these are cute and childish anime, with a spooky “magic academy” theme.
Steampunk Dinosaur Printable Coloring Pages
I made a lot of these because I think they’re awesome. Anime style, but with dinosaurs and gears. A little more steampunky. This batch is portrait closeups and cleaner lines (even though some have insane details). The next round below have more depth and shadow.
Steampunk Dino Adult Printable coloring pages
Mermaid adult printable coloring pages
I love how these turned out. They’re detailed and intricate, with tangled seaweed, flowing underwater hair and a variety of fish. Room for lots of creative interpretation. These are made with AI, so they’re more complex than the clean, simple lines you may be used to. They’re pretty dark though, so it would take a lot of black ink to print them up at home. I’ll probably find a way to make some books or large poster prints.
Gorgeous intricate nature goddess coloring book pages
These aren’t exactly creepy kawaii, but I like them a lot. They are super intricate and detailed, with dark shadows and black backgrounds. You’ll need to color less spaces but the final results will be much better; these don’t look like simple kid drawings, these look like art. Which means, I think, you’ll feel happy and good about yourself for working on them, because they are cool and beautiful.
PS. These might be too detailed for coloring books, I’ll see if I can make the default size large poster. These would be great with watered down acrylics or gouache paint, but colored pencils will look good too.
Simple cute creepy kawaii adult coloring pages
Here’s another big round of “simple” cute kawaii printable coloring book pages. The styles are a little mixed, and some are very detailed, but most have clean lines. A lot of these have expressive eyes and a black background. It’s unusual for a coloring book but it’ll make the art look much stronger once you color in the areas.
What do you think of these printable coloring pages?
I really hope you like them! Let me know in the comments if you’re looking for a specific type of art, design or pattern and I’ll make a new batch. Feel free to share or reblog these with a link back, but don’t see them for commercial purposes – unless you print them out large and paint them in and they look awesome; then frame those up and sell them! but send me pics 🙂
Discover the Joy of Adult Coloring Book Pages
Unleash your creativity and relax with the therapeutic benefits of coloring
Adult coloring books have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a fun and creative way for adults to unwind, destress, and tap into their artistic side. Printable coloring book pages make it even easier to enjoy this calming activity, allowing you to access a wide variety of designs and themes at your fingertips. In this short article, we’ll explore the benefits of adult printable coloring book pages and share tips for finding the perfect designs to suit your interests.
- Benefits of Adult Printable Coloring Book Pages
Adult coloring book pages offer numerous benefits for mental well-being, creativity, and relaxation:
- Stress relief: Coloring can help to reduce stress and anxiety by focusing your attention on a simple, enjoyable task, allowing your mind to relax and let go of daily concerns.
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- Creativity: Exploring different patterns, colors, and designs can help to spark your creativity and inspire artistic expression.
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- Finding the Perfect Printable Coloring Book Pages
The internet is a treasure trove of adult printable coloring book pages, catering to a wide range of interests and artistic styles. Here are some tips for finding the perfect designs:
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- Look for varying levels of complexity: Choose designs that offer different levels of complexity, from simple patterns for quick relaxation to intricate designs for more extended coloring sessions.
- Check out free resources: Many websites offer free printable coloring book pages, making it easy to experiment with different styles and designs without any commitment.
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- Tips for a Great Coloring Experience
To get the most out of your adult printable coloring book pages, consider these tips:
- Choose high-quality paper: Print your coloring pages on thicker, high-quality paper for a better coloring experience and to prevent colors from bleeding through.
- Experiment with different coloring tools: Try using various coloring materials, such as colored pencils, markers, or gel pens, to find the perfect medium for your preferred style.
- Make it personal: Customize your coloring pages by adding personal touches, such as shading, blending, or incorporating your favorite colors.
- Share your creations: Connect with fellow coloring enthusiasts by sharing your finished pieces on social media or joining online coloring communities for inspiration and support.
Adult printable coloring book pages offer a convenient, accessible, and enjoyable way to engage in the therapeutic art of coloring. By exploring different designs, themes, and coloring tools, you can discover the joy of this creative pastime and experience the many benefits it has to offer. Happy coloring!
I’m a philosophy dropout with a PhD in Literature. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write fantasy novels to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles.