Stained Glass Animals 2: 50 Animal Windows To Test Your Coloring And Shading Skills (PDF)
This is the PDF version of the seventeenth of twenty books in Audrey Wingate’s ‘Coloring Books for Adults’ series.
This PDF version allows you to download the book and print out all, or just some, of the letter sized (8.5″ x 11″) black and white outline pages for coloring. One advantage of this for many coloring enthusiasts is that it allows you to choose your own grade and weight of paper to suit your style of coloring.
In this, the seventeenth book in the Coloring Books For Adults series, you will find 50 animals to color. This animal coloring book is however not typical and the animal outlines have been compiled into a stained glass coloring book. Stained glass coloring pages present their own unique challenge and the skill lies in not simply using color to build a picture, but in using shading and gradients to create the classic look of light shining through stained glass. This coloring skill, using both pencils and an eraser, is a little bit more difficult than most people think.
Why has adult coloring become so popular?
Coloring Reduces Both Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have known for many years that coloring calms the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to rest. Indeed, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, gave his patients mandalas to color more than 100 years ago. In today’s busy world the stress reducing properties of coloring are arguably more valuable than ever.
Coloring Trains The Human Brain To Focus
Staying inside the lines as you color a black and white line drawing requires focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget your worries. Coloring is a mental exercise, which lets you set aside everything for the time you spend doing it, and this is extremely important in today’s demanding world.
Coloring Helps You To Develop Fine Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring requires that the two sides of the brain communicate and involves the use of logic (necessary for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This brings the areas of the brain responsible for both fine motor skills and vision into play, and keeps them active. This aspect of coloring is increasingly being seen as particularly valuable for older individuals, and many people in the medical profession believe that it can delay, or perhaps even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Allows You To Be Sociable
Although you may think that coloring is a solo occupation, its growing popularity is rapidly turning it into a social avtivity. Friends, families, colleagues and others often get together to enjoy a bite to eat, something to drink and the opportunity to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring books. Undoubtedly, coloring provides a wonderful excuse for a party, as it requires only a minimum of concentration and can easily be done in a group setting.
Coloring Allows You To Express Yourself
When it comes to coloring there are no rules, and your coloring book is your coloring book. If you mistakenly make the cat’s hind leg green because you thought that it for part of the grass, who cares? Should you feel like making the sky yellow, does it really matter? You can be as creative and experimental as you wish, because this is your picture.
You may already be a fan of adult coloring, in which case you will appreciate its value. This may however be something new to you and something that you are considering for several different reasons. If this is a new project for you then I encourage you to try it out. There is a reason why so many people are excited about the world of adult coloring, so join in and start to enjoy the benefits for yourself today.