Ivy and the Inky Butterfly Coloring Tutorials

by Johanna Basford

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Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is the sixth coloring book for adults released by Johanna Basford.   This book is different from others in that it is also part story book and a lovely keepsake book.    You can see my review of  Ivy and the Inky Butterfly here.

A lot of  talented colorists have put together tutorials showing how to color this beautiful book.    These are often useful if you don’t know where to start, what colors to choose or just want some inspiration.    You do not have to replicate the same colors as shown in the videos if you do not want to.

Johanna Basford has put together this video on how to color a butterfly.    As there are over 200 butterflies in Ivy and the Inky Butterfly coloring butterflies will be something that you will soon have a lot of practice in.

Julies Passion for Pencils also has some butterfly coloring that you can learn from here

Cherry blossoms also feature in Ivy and Johanna has put together this short video on how to color the cherry blossoms as well.

There are a number of flowers in Ivy. Here is a tutorial on how to color some of those flowers.

And another way to color flowers as well

The amazingly talented Chris Cheng colors a flower here

What could be yummier than coloring a cupcake with Emily Illustrator

Or maybe a bumblebee


Most of the above colorists are using the [easyazon_link identifier=”B000KJP5X8″ locale=”US” tag=”mygamingweb-20″]Steadtler Ergosoft colored pencils[/easyazon_link] which was included with the advanced copy of Ivy and the Inky Butterfly. I was also gifted those pencils and will soon be upgrading to the larger set as they are very comfortable to use.

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I will keep updating this list of  tutorials to color in Ivy and the Inky Butterfly as they are released.

Happy coloring x


About Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is a Scottish illustrator that is often credited with starting the adult coloring craze. Her first book “Secret Garden – An Inky Treasure Hunt” released in 2013 has sold over 16 million copies. Her work is all hand drawn and is quite distinctive due to the intricate detail she imparts into every illustration.

About the author


I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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