Did you know that dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 160 million years, and during that time, they evolved into several groups of creatures with different shapes, sizes, and lifestyles?
From the towering and ferocious T-Rex to the long-necked and gentle Brachiosaurus, these prehistoric creatures captured our interest, curiosity, and imagination inspiring many different books and movies.
Even to this day, the mystery of the origins and evolution of many species remains unresolved, theories keep changing, and new discoveries make dinosaurs even more fascinating creatures.
So why not bring these amazing creatures to life through the art of coloring? With our collection of dinosaur coloring pages, you can unleash your creativity and explore the incredible world of dinosaurs in all their colorful glory.
So grab your coloring supplies and get ready to dive into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs!
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!
- Dinosaurs usually lived in environments like forests and deserts. If you use earthy muted tones like green, brown, and gray, you can create a natural and also realistic look for your dinosaurs.
- For a more modern and playful color approach, try using colors like blue, red, and purple. This will give your dinosaur a vivid look and in contrast to a more muted or dark background, make your dinosaur pop!
- You can also go for a vintage look using colors like muted pink and purple or muted yellow and brown. By accentuating the lines with darker shades of blue or red you’ll create a nice retro effect.
- Some dinosaurs, like the Velociraptor, had camouflage patterns to blend into their surroundings. Incorporating earthy greens and browns can create a realistic and interesting look for these dinosaurs.
Some additional tips to keep in mind:
- Dinosaurs lived in various habitats, such as forests, swamps, deserts, and even under the sea. Consider using color schemes based on the environments in which your chosen dinosaur species lived. For example, you can use green and brown for forest-dwelling dinosaurs, or sandy yellows and oranges for desert dwellers.
- To make your dinosaur coloring pages more visually appealing, use complementary colors. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, like blue and orange, red and green, or purple and yellow. Using these color combinations can create contrast in your drawing and draw attention to your dinosaurs.
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!