Zen Colouring Patterns – Adult Colouring Magazine Review
It is no secret that I treasure my coloring books more than my colouring book magazines. However, I do find art therapy magazines useful because they allow me to practice my coloring, without fear that I will ruin a treasured coloring book. I will often use coloring magazines to practice techniques and test out different mediums before taking on one of my books. The other thing I like about magazines for coloring is that they are widely available and cost less than most books.
In Australia, I find that I can obtain a magazine at the newsagent or supermarket easily. In Australia, the cost of coloring books is quite high in comparison to other countries and the range that the bookshops have is limited. Ordering online can be expensive with shipping costs so magazines are often a good budget alternative that have a wide range of images.
I do find with magazines that a lot of images have an element of “sameness” about them. This is probably because they are mass produced with computer generated images rather than the artisian touch. This can be a good thing because it allows you to practice techniques with a wide variety of illustrations rather than lock yourself into very detailed works of art.
The Zen Colouring Patterns has a wide range of patterns for you to color in. The images are all full page and you will find florals, abstracts, hearts and so on to color.There are also some lovely colored images on the inner front and back cover to give you inspiration with your coloring. The book measures approximately 29.5 cm x 21 cm and is slightly heavier than I would prefer for commuting.
Enjoy the video review of the Zen Colouring Collection
Happy coloring x