Friday, February 5, 2016

Who's Who in Adult Coloring Book Artists

Have you ever wished you had a book with a wide variety of artists and styles included? Check this out. 119 single sided pages by many of the top artists working in a wide variety of styles. You can see inside the pages, and artist's names, in the video review in the comments section.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Marco Raffine vs. Crayola Brand Colored Pencils

So, my new set of Marco Raffine colored pencils came in the mail yesterday. Oh my! Love, love, love them. Going from Crayola brand to Raffines is like going from a peddle car to a Lamborghini. They spread like butter and don't hurt my hands at all. The colors are rich and vibrant. The cardboard box they come in is pretty much useless since you can't really see the colors or get them in and out easy so I ordered this case for them. I want to be able to take them with me to the park or the lake or wherever in an easy to carry and easy to use case. Other wraps have the pencils in a single row and would take an entire picnic table to spread them out. This is a double row and I am so looking forward to taking them on the go with me.



You can also get the Raffines already in a wrap. So wish I had know this when I ordered them.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Greetings From Down Under

This morning I read a post in one of my adult coloring book groups on Facebook from a woman in Australia who had just received two of my books she had ordered from Amazon. She even posted a picture and thanked me for them. My books get to travel to places I only dream about. Thank you Sally Morton, you totally made my day!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman Seductive Villain

Alan Rickman was my all time favorite villain, even more than Bruce Dern who was the only man to kill John Wayne. Rickman always made me want to hate him and hug him at the same time. Don't know if his character will be in this new book but I hope so. RIP dear sir.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Adult Coloring from Flowers, Animals, Birds, and Still Lifes Expanded Edition

Tessa Marsh did such a wonderful job coloring this I just had to share. From my book Flowers, Animals, Birds, and Still Lifes Expanded Edition. She made it look even better than I ever imagined!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Coloring Book Giveaway

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Amazon Coupons

Amazon has coupons for all sorts of things. Who knew? I just missed a great coupon for colored pencils, probably because others knew about it before I did. This is worth bookmarking.

Click here for Amazon Coupons

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Color Your Own Children's Book Sammy the Silent Songbird

When I wrote and illustrated my children's book, Sammy the Silent Songbird, I had so much fun coloring it that I thought, why should I get to have all the fun? So, I turned it into an adult coloring book.

Unique among adult coloring books, Color Your Own Children’s Book: Sammy the Silent Songbird, allows the colorist to relax and enjoy the stress relieving benefits of coloring while creating a one of a kind gift for any special child. The cover has a matte finish which can also be colored. The title page includes “Colored by” and “Presented to” blanks for personalization. Imagine the look of joy on your child’s or grandchild’s face when they see that you took the time to color this beautiful story book for them. Sammy the Silent Songbird tells the story of a little wren who was born without the ability to sing. Little Crow teases Sammy who then withdraws to the safety of his nest. It is during this time of solitude that Sammy discovers his special gift. Seeking safety from a frightening storm, the same birds who teased him soon are amazed and admiring of Sammy and his ability. Rather than being resentful, Sammy happily shares his talent with Little Crow and all the little birds.

Illustrations are in greyscale. Colored pencils, eye shadow, and other dry media are recommended for coloring. 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

First Annual McLoud Area Writers Showcase

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being one of the 19 authors at the First Annual McLoud Area Writers Showcase. It was sponsored by the McLoud Public Library and included a panel discussion and lunch. We had a wonderful time. I sold several adult coloring books and enjoyed seeing many of my fellow authors I hadn't seen in awhile. The ladies of the library made it a first rate event.




Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Adult Coloring Pages to Download and Print

New adult coloring pages have been added to my store. Have a look!


Adobe Illustrator Course Online

If you have been wanting to take an online technical course but didn't know where to go, I highly recommend udemy.com. I am taking an Adobe Illustrator course that has 53 lessons with downloadable course files and practice exercises that was $99 but I got it for $19 with a coupon. Just google udemy coupons and find one that hasn't expired. I am learning so much more than I was with free youtube videos.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How To Increase Your Web Presence

Have you ever wondered how to increase your web presence as an artist? Here is a list of most of the places you can find me. Maybe you will find you hadn't thought of before...or two, or three, or four.

Links to Tanya Provines pages, websites, and stores.

Pinterest

Facebook group: Adult Coloring Book Techniques

Creative Supply Store

Facebook artist’s page

Amazon Author page

Zazzle store

Website

Fine Art America

Etsy



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Adult Coloring Books and Supplies

Have you ever wished you could browse through the best of the best adult coloring books and supplies all in one place? Me too. That's why I created this Pinterest board. Of course, all of my books are on there and you will also find tons of great books by other artists. I don't include too many from the big companies like Dover. I prefer to help promote other independent artists such as myself. Have a look and follow to keep informed of the best of the best in adult coloring books and supplies including; colored pencils, markers, pens, storage, etc.


Follow Tanya's board Coloring Books and Supplies on Pinterest.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Adult Coloring Books T-shirt

It really irritates me when people get hassled and teased because they love to color. Coloring is very relaxing and a lot of fun. I designed this T-shirt to let us all show off our love of coloring and the fact that we are proud to be colorists. It reads, "Yes, I love to color and no, I don't need an intervention.

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Adult Coloring Book Techniques

I have created a new Facebook group called Adult Coloring Book Techniques.This group is for colorists and artists to share and discuss coloring and designing techniques, drawing styles, mediums used, etc. Please be kind and respectful to one another. No spam, cursing, porn, or anything I find offensive allowed. I am the administrator and I will do my best to keep the peace. Feel free to share pages you have colored or designed, techniques, and materials used. All posts must include the artist's name of the original artwork or the title of the book.
Artists are invited to create an album to share free pages to color or tutorials. Be sure to include your name/name of the book on the image.
Posts to sell anything must be approved by admin.

Join me for lots of coloring fun!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How I Relax and Unwind

As a professional artist, you might think that in order to relax and unwind I would take up a hobby like golf or some other totally unrelated activity. However, I love to color in adult coloring books, mine as well as those by other artists. Coloring gives me the same right brain loss of time that my professional works do without the stress of having to be concerned with trying to make it professional and marketable. Stress and daily concerns melt away when I'm coloring. If there were enough hours in a day I would color every page in every book I feature on this blog. It wouldn't pay the bills and I would wind up in a relaxed puddle on the floor. Would that be a bad thing?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Coloring Page from Flowers, Animals, Birds, and Still Lifes Expanded Edition (Relax in the Shade Adult Coloring Books) (Volume 1)

Lots of layering with Crayola colored pencils, touches of Bic Markers, and eye shadow in the background. Colored by me from one of my books.


Harry Potter: The Official Coloring Book #1

My daughter has read every book and watched every movie, several times. When she found out I was getting this for her for Christmas, she said, "That's wicked cool!" I think she likes it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Free Coloring Pages

Be sure to check out the free adult coloring pages printable under "Pages" on the top right of this blog. #freecoloringpages #adultcoloringbooks

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Special Thank You to Adult Coloring Worldwide

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and deepest appreciation to Shelly Durham at Adult Coloring Worldwide for the terrific video review of my latest adult coloring book; Colorings Collection Adult Coloring Book. I have posted a link to it on the right side of this blog under "Adult Coloring Worldwide Video Review". Shelly and her co-founders have a great website and Facebook group dedicated to promoting the work of talented adult coloring book artists and offering news and information, printable coloring pages, and so much more for all of us to enjoy. You can visit their website here: http://www.adultcoloringworldwide.com/