Tribal & Ethnic Dress Designs: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring (PDF)
This is the eighteenth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 tribal and ethnic dress designs to color.
- 60 outlines to color
- 67 pages
- Black and White Interior
- Large Format (8.5″ x 11″)
- Downloadable PDF
- Also available as a Print Book
Create Your Own Tribal And Ethnic Dress Designs
There can be little that is more colorful than tribal and ethnic dresses and this style of ethnic art is perfect as a canvas for coloring books.
Coloring is something which has been associated for a long time with children and it has been taken for granted that, as we reach maturity, we put away our crayons or colored pencils and turn our attention to more adult pursuits. In recent years however we have increasingly witnessed this wisdom being rejected and coloring for grown-ups has become a widespread and growing hobby.
But why has coloring for grown-ups become so popular? There are many explanations for the explosion in adult coloring, but here are just some…
Coloring Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long known that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and permits your mind to rest. In fact, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, is known to have given his patients mandalas to color more than one hundred years ago. In the hectic world we inhabit today the stress reducing properties of coloring are more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Mind To Focus
Staying inside the lines as you color a simple black and white line drawing needs focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mental exercise which allows you to put aside everything for the time you spend doing it, and this is extremely important in our increasingly hectic world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of your brain to interact and involves both the use of logic (used for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This, in turn, brings those areas of the brain concerned with fine motor skills and vision into play, and helps to keep these active and develop them further. It is this aspect of coloring which is being seen more and more as especially valuable for older individuals, as many people believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Provides The Opportunity To Be Social
Although you might believe that coloring should be a purely solo activity, its increasing popularity is quickly turning it into a social one. Friends, families, colleagues and others are getting together to enjoy something to eat and drink and the chance to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring. Undoubtedly, this is a wonderful excuse for a party, as coloring takes only a minimum of concentration and can be done easily in a group setting.
Coloring Allows You To Be Yourself
There are no rules when it comes to coloring and your coloring book is your coloring book. If you accidentally color the dog’s back leg green because you thought that it was part of the grass, who cares? If you feel like making the sky yellow, does it really matter? You are allowed to be as creative as you like because this is your project, and yours alone. When it comes to picking colors don’t forget that the American artist James Whistler once famously said, “Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
You may of course already be a convert to adult coloring, in which case you will already appreciate its value. Alternatively, this may be a new enterprise for you and one that you are thinking about for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is a new enterprise for you then I encourage you to give it a try. There is a reason why so many people are excited about the world of adult coloring, so jump on board and begin enjoying the benefits for yourself today.