One of the creatures many of us wish were real is a unicorn. With the elegance and grace of a horse, unicorns are beautiful, magical creatures that have captured our imaginations for centuries. Often depicted as beautiful, elegant beings, these creatures are also known for their purity, innocence, and goddess, and in some cultures and folklore, healing and magical powers.
Unicorns are symbols of magic, strength, hope, elegance, and beauty, and we’ve managed to capture all that in our selection of unicorn coloring pages.
And now, you can bring the magic of unicorns to life! Whether you are a child or an adult, coloring pages offer a fun and creative way to explore your imagination and express your artistic side.
In this article, you will find not only unicorn coloring pages but tips and tricks to start your coloring, recommended coloring schemes that will work the best with our theme, and also our list of recommended materials.
So grab your favorite coloring tools, and let’s dive into the enchanting world of unicorns!
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!
Unicorns have a sort of limited color palette, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit your creativity! There are many color schemes that will work with our unicorn coloring pages, which makes a perfect exercise to practice and improve your color theory skills.
- A classic choice for unicorns is the rainbow pastel color scheme, which consists of soft, muted hues of pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow. This creates a soft and dreamy feel that is perfect for a magical creature like a unicorn.
- For a more sophisticated and bold look, try a jewel-tone color scheme. Rich shades of emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, and amethyst purple make for a regal and elegant unicorn and are the perfect element of contrast for the whites and grays of the unicorn’s body.
- Add a touch of shimmer and shine to your unicorn by using metallic colors such as gold, silver, and bronze in his corn or mane. This will give your unicorn a magical and ethereal quality.
- Choose one color and use different shades and tones of that color to create a monochromatic color scheme. For example, shades of pink ranging from pale blush to deep fuchsia can create a stunning and cohesive look.
Some additional tips to keep in mind:
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and patterns. Adding glitter, textured paint, sparkles, or a subtle gradient can really enhance the magical feel of your unicorn.
- When choosing colors, think about the mood and personality you want to convey. Soft, muted colors will create a more gentle and calm unicorn, while bold, bright colors will create a more energetic and playful unicorn.
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!