Animals are simply amazing! They come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiniest insect to the largest elephant. They are incredibly diverse and unique in their own way, with their personalities, behaviors, and characteristics that are fascinating to observe and admire.
The coloring pages’ selection we bring you this time is inspired by animals, their beauty, and their diversity. From majestic lions to playful puppies, there’s no shortage of animal subjects to color and enjoy.
So, grab your favorite coloring tools, and let’s explore the wonderful world of animals through coloring!
Now, let’s talk about some tips for successful coloring.
- Before you get started, make sure to choose a well-lit and comfortable space to work in. It’s also important to select appropriate coloring pages and supplies, including the right coloring tools and paper.
- Since our coloring pages are very high quality, you’ll be able to print them on any surface your printer supports. You can use thicker paper as well as cardstock or even watercolor paper. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also print on paper that supports gouache or acrylic paint.
- We don’t advise you to paint with wet mediums (watercolors, gouache, inks) if you’re printing with an inkjet printer since the inks are dye-based and not resistant to water; on the other side, if you have a laser printer, then you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Take your time and remember to relax and have fun while you color – this is supposed to be a fun and therapeutic activity, so don’t stress and enjoy!
Now, let’s talk colors!
- One of the most popular color schemes for animal-themed coloring pages is to use natural colors that are commonly found in the animal’s habitat. For example, greens and browns for forest animals or blues and grays for ocean creatures.
- Earth tones such as browns, greens, and blues can create a natural atmosphere for your animal coloring pages. These colors are great for animals like deer, wolves, and bears.
- For a more playful and vibrant mood, consider using bright and bold colors like reds, yellows, and oranges. These colors can work well for animals like parrots, butterflies, and tropical fish.
- Pastel colors like soft pinks, blues, and purples can create a gentle and peaceful feel to your animal coloring pages. These colors can work well for animals like rabbits, kittens, and baby chicks.
- Monochrome Grey: This color scheme is perfect for animals like elephants, hippos, and rhinos. Use different shades and values of grey to create depth and dimension, and add pops of black and white for contrast.
When it comes to choosing the right materials, there are a variety of options to consider. Colored pencils and markers are great for traditional coloring and fine detail work, while watercolor pencils allow for a more fluid and blended look. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using markers and gel pens to add bold and vibrant colors to your pages!
When it comes to choosing the right materials, there are a variety of options to consider, that’s why we’ve prepared a selection of recommended materials so you can enjoy your coloring journey even more. Although many say that having better supplies won’t make you a better artist, it for sure can improve your experience a lot!
Good art supplies will take away most of the frustration and lack of control bad art supplies have and will make your work look much better, with brighter, more intense colors, will last more, and are a delight to use.
Here is a list of recommended materials and brands:
Everybody knows that there is nothing better than Prismacolor, they have the softest coloring pencils, the most intense pigments, and the highest quality, however, they are quite expensive as well. Because of that, we’ve prepared two alternatives that will give you the best results without hurting your pockets as professional colored pencils would.
Paper for Coloring
You don’t need special paper for coloring, however the experience of coloring on paper that is more resistant, that has texture or that grand the pigments better is something I suggest you try. There are many types of paper for art, each one made with a specific medium in mind, however, there is also an “all-in-one” paper where you can try different mediums and experiment all you want without worrying. These two brands have great quality and are not as expensive as other professional brands. Remember, if you are going to use any kind of “wet” medium, make sure you’re printing with a laser printer.
Coloring on top of white paper can affect how our brain perceives values and colors, so it’s always recommended to try toned paper. The gray tones on the paper will give your brain a base that is neutral and will force it to work with colors differently. You will learn about value and your coloring pages will look amazing with a darker background.
We couldn’t forget about all the accessories you need to bring your coloring to the next level! You don’t have to buy them all, of course, however, we do recommend you get the color blender and the electric eraser or the electric sharpener if you don’t have a good sharpener at home.
Colored pencils and markers are great for traditional coloring and fine detail work, while watercolor pencils allow for a more fluid and blended look. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using markers and gel pens to add bold and vibrant colors to your pages.
And remember, with the right color palettes and supplies, you can bring your coloring pages to life. So grab your coloring tools and get started today!