Ah, cats! They are truly fascinating creatures. Being a cat owner is one of the most rewarding experiences one can have; we find their aloofness and independence to be both intriguing and inspiring; they have a certain air of mystery about them that can’t help but capture one’s attention.
And yet, when they choose to grace you with their presence, there’s nothing quite like it. And have you ever watched a cat play? Their acrobatics and playful pouncing are enough to make anyone smile.
In contrast, their vengeful personalities, grumpiness, and mood swings can make your day go from o to 100 in less than a minute. Yet their purrs and affectionate nuzzles have a way of melting even the toughest of exteriors and calming any possible anger caused by them and their endeavors.
As fellow cat owners, we have prepared the most adorable, elegant, and regal selection of cat coloring pages for you to enjoy!
So grab your favorite coloring tools and let your creativity run wild with these adorable cat coloring pages!
Now, let’s talk about some tips for a stress-free coloring experience.
- 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!
When it comes to coloring schemes for cats, there are many different options depending on the breed, personality, and mood you want to convey. Here are some suggestions and color theory advice to help you get started:
- Calico cats have a unique combination of white, black, and orange or brown fur. This color scheme can be used in a variety of ways; for example, you could use orange or brown as the dominant color, with black and white accents for contrast.
- Gray and white is a classic color scheme for cats and creates a sleek and sophisticated look. You can play with different shades and tonalities of gray to create depth and contrast or use white as a focal point to make certain features stand out.
- Tabby cats have a distinctive striped pattern, usually in shades of brown, orange, or gray. This can be conveyed using a warm and earthy color scheme that feels natural and comforting.
- Siamese cats have a unique coat pattern that is darker on their ears, face, tail, and paws. This creates a striking contrast against their lighter body fur and can be used to create a dramatic effect if you switch the usual muted tones for bright colors.
- A solid black cat can create a sleek and mysterious color scheme that is both elegant and classic. You can add depth and interest by using different textures or patterns or by using other colors as accents or highlights.
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!