More Animals: 60 Full Page Outline Drawings Ready For You To Breath Life Into Them
This is the ninth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 animal outlines 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 Stunning Animal Pictures
Whether wild or domestic, strange or exotic, from North America, India or Australia, coloring animals is truly therapeutic.
Coloring is an activity which has been associated for a long time with kids and it has been taken for granted that, as we mature, we put aside our crayons and turn our attention to more grown-up pursuits. However, in recent years we have witnessed this wisdom being rejected 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 Relieves 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 the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, gave his patients mandalas to color more than 100 years ago. In today’s hectic world the stress reducing properties of coloring are more valuable than ever.
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
Keeping inside the lines as you color a simple black and white line drawing 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 lets you set aside everything else for the time you spend doing it, and this is extremely important in our stressful world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two hemispheres of the brain to work together and involves the use of logic (used to color forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). In turn, this 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 which is being seen more and more as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many people believe that it can delay, or possibly even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Gives You The Opportunity To Be Social
Although you may believe that coloring would be a solo occupation, its growing popularity is fast turning it into a social one. Families, friends, co-workers 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. Indeed, this is a wonderful excuse for a party, as coloring requires only minimal concentration and can easily be done in a group.
Coloring Lets You Be Yourself
There are no rules when it comes to coloring and your coloring book is just that – your coloring book. If you accidentally make the cat’s hind leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who is going to care? If you decide to make the sky yellow, does it really matter? You can be as creative and experimental as you wish because this is your coloring book, and yours alone. When it comes to picking colors remember that the American artist James Whistler once remarked, “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 know and appreciate its value. This may however be a new project for you and one which you are considering for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is a new project 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.