- Age Range: 10 and up
- Series: Coloring Is Fun
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Design Originals; Clr Csm edition (November 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1497200806
- ISBN-13: 978-1497200807
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 112 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Christmas Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals) 32 Fun & Playful Holiday Art Activities from Thaneeya McArdle on High-Quality, Extra-Thick Perforated Pages that Resist Bleed-Through Paperback – November 1, 2015
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Festive Coloring Fun
Welcome to the Christmas Coloring Book! I'd like to invite you to come inside and play with doodles, shapes, and patterns. Coloring and patterning are relaxing, meditative activities that encourage self-expression, sending you on a creative adventure. I hope that you'll use each of these pages as a launching pad to spark your creativity and unleash your inner artist.
Inside you'll find 32 festive art activities that are sure to put you in the mood for jolly yuletide fun. You'll encounter many wild and whimsical holiday characters here, from saucy snowmen and ice skating birds to acrobat elves and stocking stuffer puppies. I've provided you with coloring suggestions, but there is no right way or wrong way to color these merry visions.
Each illustration is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, watercolors, or crayons. Christmas Coloring Book is printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper to resist bleed-through, and each page is perforated for easy removal and display.
Happy art making!
"Thaneeya McArdle has grown quite a following for her fun coloring books that are just begging to be colored." —CLEVERPEDIA
About the Author
Professional artist Thaneeya McArdle is the author of 30 bestselling coloring books from Fox Chapel Publishing. Based in Florida, she works in painting, drawing, and mixed media, with a special focus on vibrantly detailed whimsical art. Thaneeya (pronounced "tuh-nee-yuh") operates Art-Is-Fun.com, an art instruction website that has received over 32 million pageviews and counting. You can view every coloring page from Thaneeya's coloring books on her website, Thaneeya.com, where you can see slideshows of every book.
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In addition to the designs, the artist has included lessons in drawing, patterning, color techniques, color combinations and media (including shading) as well as basic color theory at the front of the book, along with some great color examples (some of which I will show in my attached photos and video.) The lessons are generic to the line but the samples are specific to this book. It seems like a great book for trying these techniques. There are so many curves that all of the techniques could be learned and utilized on every design.
The pages are white and are perforated for easy removal. The designs are printed on one side only with holiday and inspiration quotes on the back side. The quotes range from Helen Keller to Dr. Seuss. There are many excerpts from holidays songs and movies which are really fun to read. Below the quotes are lines which the colorist can use to journal their own thoughts and feelings.
All of my markers and gel pens wick through these pages. If I use either of them, I will put a piece of thicker paper or freezer paper under the page I am working on to keep the following page from getting ink on it.
I cannot wait to get started on this, even if Christmas has passed. I predict wanting more of Thaneeya's work.
The designs whimsical designs remind me of Christmastime long ago , where spent winter break coloring and admiring our tree. The designs are more detailed in this book and, I may not be laying down on our floor these days, however I am still admiring our tree as I color.
Features of this book I like:
« 5 pages of instructions/tutorials
« 10 full page examples of finished pages. Each of 10 are included full-size to color
« 32 designs that are detailed full page design's without cramping , or running into the margins.
« one side designs with only quotes on the back
« Good paper quality, that is perforated.
« Designs are traditional themes with twist to the fine details
Reminders, trees, candles, ornaments, Santa, elves angels, Gingerbread to name a few.
My overall take away is this is a really fun Christmas book for young or the young at heart. I would give it my highest recommendation.
Coloring. Perforated pages are nice.
As selfish as it sounds I didn't want to share mine with my husband because I wanted a chance to color all the pictures myself (I did end of sharing but I wasn't jumping up and down about it).
The designs are fun and pretty detailed. It gives me something extra to look forward to each Christmas season. Another fun tradition.
The pictures are one sided with Christmas messages on the backside. Love that the pictures are perforated too!