Coloring by Hand: Coloring grayscale coloring pages

If you haven’t tried coloring over a grayscale image (one where the shading remains but color is gone) you should if you’d like a relaxing experience.

Using colored pencils with the objective of enjoying the sketching motion while producing form, you’ll find the results possibly more pleasing than simply coloring on a white background. Below is an example. Judge for yourself!

The plus with coloring a grayscale is that all tinted areas are filled in. Depending on paper, pencil coloring always leaves rough white “holes” that are caused by paper texture seen behind the pigment. Depending on your illustration (or coloring page), it also provides depth.

Look for adult coloring books that promote grayscale coloring or try it yourself using the print below!


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