Still plugging along on the coloring books for adults. All of the images for the first book are finished and about 20 for the second book.
I’m back on the big studio tour this year, in November, and every once in a while I think, “How in the world am I ever going to pull myself away from drawing to make inventory for that show?” I’m trying not to think about it and push it to the back of my brain.
Above is a super zoom-in of a mandala I’m working on for book two in the series. I’m pretty proud at the neatness of my hand-drawing. I do wonder if it looks too precise though, to the point where people will doubt that I did it by hand. I used a fuzzy line pen so it doesn’t look too computer-generated.
I’ve been thinking about how to describe the current designs I’m working on. They’re not your typical flowery, soft-edge style that you see a lot of. More industrial? Masculine? Maybe I don’t need to describe them at all and just let you all check them out. I can’t wait to share them all. next month, y’all!
I’m missing color a little bit and have spent a lot of time sitting at my computer for the last month. I think I’ll go out to the new, and neglected, studio for a little bit and work with some media that doesn’t require a keyboard or a screen.
Every Friday I upload free coloring book pages in the group, Lori Greenberg’s Coloring Connection. This week I uploaded an additional page to get feedback on a really detailed image. Today I’m uploading another bonus page to give a feel for where the designs have gone since starting this project. This page has similar design elements to one of the pages slotted for the first book.
Click the image to download your free page to print out and color, and join the facebook group to make sure you don’t miss the free weekly pages.
Also, a change in plans, but a good change. Instead of three books coming out in November, I’ll be publishing two in October. The third book will follow after that, still leaving plenty of time to grab them for the colorists on your holiday shopping lists.
I’d love to see what you come up with in your coloring of these pages. I’ve been humbled by what colorists have created and shown over on the facebook page.
Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to lately: creating coloring books for adults. I’ve been obsessed. I told friends recently that I used to wonder how I could make a living by sitting around and doodling. While it of course takes a little more than that, it’s what I’ve been feeling lately. I love finding something that comes naturally to me and running with it.
This is a snapshot of a page that is under consideration for the first book:
As I work out the steps on this adventure I wonder what people like. The photo shows a really detailed page. While I love it, I also know that people have told me I’m crazy for the detailed work in which I find comfort. I have a variety of complexities to choose from and am considering giving up the really detailed ones but, we’ll see.
I’m almost halfway done with the first book, and am planning two more, all three to be published in November, most likely towards the end of the month.
Are you a colorist? Do you love the adult coloring books? What are your preferences? I’ve started a facebook group, Lori Greenberg’s Coloring Connection, to share colored designs of the free pages I give away each week for download, and to follow me in this process. Why not pop over and check it out. There is a free page from this past week and another will be posted tomorrow.