Ethnic & Tribal Patterns: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring
This is the sixteenth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 ethnic and tribal patterns to color.
- 60 outlines to color
- 130 pages
- Black and White Interior
- Large Format (8.5″ x 11″)
- Print Book
- Also available as a Downloadable PDF
Create Your Own Tribal And Ethnic Art
There can be little that is more colorful than the many tribal and ethnic clothing patterns that we are all familiar with. This ethnic style is perfect as a canvas for coloring books.
Coloring is something which has long been associated with kids and it has been taken for granted that, as we grow up, we put away our crayons and turn to more adult pursuits. However, in recent years we have seen this wisdom being overturned and coloring for grown-ups has become a widespread pastime.
But why has coloring for grown-ups become so popular? There are many explanations for the explosion in adult coloring, but here are just a few…
Coloring Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long known that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and permits your mind to get some rest. In fact, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, gave his patients mandalas to color more than 100 years ago. In the hectic world we inhabit today the stress reducing properties of coloring are perhaps more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
Keeping inside the lines as you color needs focus and, while you are concentrating on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise which allows you to put aside everything else for the time you spend doing it, and this is important in our busy world.
Coloring Helps In The Development Of Fine Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two hemispheres of your brain to interact and involves the use of logic (necessary for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). In turn, this brings those areas of the brain responsible for vision and fine motor skills into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. It is this aspect of coloring which is being seen more and more as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many in the medical profession believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Provides The Chance To Be Social
Although you may feel that coloring would be a solo occupation, its rising popularity is rapidly turning it into a social one. Friends, families, colleagues and others are now getting together to enjoy something to eat and drink and the opportunity to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring books. Undoubtedly, this is a perfect excuse for a party, as coloring takes only a minimum of concentration and can be done easily in a group.
Coloring Lets You Express Yourself
There are no rules when it comes to coloring and your coloring book is just that – your coloring book. If you mistakenly make the dog’s hind leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who is going to care? Should you decide to make the sky pink, does it really matter? You can be as creative as you like because this is your coloring book, and yours alone. When it comes to picking colors don’t forget that the American artist James Whistler once famously remarked, “Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
You may already be a fan of adult coloring, in which case you will appreciate its value. Alternatively, this may be a new enterprise for you and one that you are contemplating for any one of several different reasons. If this is a new enterprise for you then I encourage you to give it a try. It is no accident that so many people are fired up about the world of adult coloring, so join in and start to enjoy the benefits for yourself today.