Tribal Designs: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring
This is the twentieth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 tribal designs 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 Designs
Turn these simple outline drawings into your own portfolio of stunningly colorful tribal designs.
Coloring is an activity that has been associated for a long time with children and it has been accepted that, as we grow up, we put aside our crayons and turn our attention to more adult pursuits. In recent years however we have increasingly witnessed this wisdom being overturned and coloring for adults has become a widespread and growing hobby.
But why has coloring for adults become so popular? There are many reasons for the rapid growth in adult coloring, but here are just a few…
Coloring Lowers Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have known for a long time that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to rest. In fact, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, gave 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 probably more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
Keeping inside the lines as you color requires focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise that allows you to set aside everything for the time you spend doing it, and this is important in our increasingly stressful world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of the brain to work together and involves both the use of logic (used to color forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This, in turn, brings those areas of the brain concerned with vision and fine motor skills into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. It is this aspect of coloring that is being increasingly seen as especially valuable for older individuals, as many believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Provides The Opportunity To Be Social
Although you might feel that coloring would be a purely solo activity, its increasing popularity is rapidly turning it into a social one. Families, friends, work colleagues and others are getting together to enjoy something to eat and drink and the chance to socialize, through their common interest in coloring. Without doubt, this is a great excuse for getting together, as coloring takes only minimal concentration and can easily be done in a group setting.
Coloring Lets You Be Yourself
When it comes to coloring there are no rules and your coloring book is your coloring book. If you mistakenly color the dog’s hind leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who is going to care? If you feel like making the sky yellow, what does it matter? You are allowed to be as creative as you wish because this is your project, and yours alone. When it comes to choosing colors remember that the British-based, but American-born, artist James Whistler once 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. This may however be a new project for you and one which you are considering for any one of 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 fired up about the world of adult coloring, so jump on board and start enjoying the benefits for yourself today.