In our previous article we explored the benefits of coloring for adults which include stress relief and maintaining fine motor skills as we age. Now that you’re convinced of the benefits, we’ll share some tips for selecting a coloring page to suit your interests.
Many of the coloring pages aimed at adults include complex designs that are highly detailed and require a certain amount of concentration and time to complete. These present a challenge and the sense of achievement that comes with completing one of these complicated designs helps distinguish them as a hobby and something that is definitely not childlike.
When you finish one of these pages the end result is something beautiful and unique that you personally created out of a “blank canvas’. You can take a step back and feel proud that the time you spent coloring not only helped you relax and pass the time, you were able to make a piece of art. This is especially valuable for people who feel like they aren’t creative.
The act of coloring repetitive patterns such as dots, swirls or geometric patterns can help calm thoughts and let you wind down after a stressful day. Many adult coloring pages include such repetitive patterns; transforming them into a colorful design of your own creation can be tremendously satisfying to people who enjoy symmetry plus some people find it to be a somewhat “zen-like” experience. You can color the same black and white outlines over and over again and each time you will end up with something different, unique and wonderful – it’s all part of the fun!
Cartoons and Celebrity Images
If you’re looking for something a little bit less spiritual and more on the fun side of things, you might enjoy coloring images that are closer to the pages you enjoyed as a child with images of cartoon characters or caricatures of famous people. These are fun while still providing an enjoyable challenge and are a great way to pass the time.
Find Your Fun
You can see that there is a great variety in adult coloring pages already and more designs are coming out every day; there is something to suit every taste and skill level!