Featured Artists & Tips
Cut back on stress and kick-start your creativity. Our coloring pages offer relaxing, therapeutic designs to quiet the mind and awaken the spirit. Channel your inner artist by learning about our featured designers and publishers — plus, enjoy tips and tricks to enhance your coloring techniques.
Johanna Basford is an illustrator, ink evangelist, and creator of the wildly popular coloring books, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest, and her newest title, Magical Jungle. Her mission? To make the world a happier and more creative place through coloring.
Meet Our Illustrators
Blue Star Coloring collaborates with independent illustrators from across the globe to develop fresh, innovative coloring books, ranging from seasonal offerings such as Decorate Your Halloween to unique titles such as Tropical Travel Patterns. Blue Star Coloring has also produced multiple New York Times best-selling adult coloring books, including Stress Relieving Patterns and Stress Relieving Animal Designs.
DO Magazine and Design Originals is your go-to source on all things color, tangle, craft, and doodle — featuring intricate and creative designs that make the world more colorful, whether at home or on-the-go!
Coloring Tips & Inspiration
Blending Colors with Baby Oil
For a soft, smooth look, try blending your colors with baby oil. First, fill the image with a light layer of color. Next, dip a cotton swab in baby oil, then blot on a paper towel to remove the excess oil (the swab should be covered in oil, but not dripping). Lastly, lightly rub the oil onto the color to achieve a unique blending effect. Note: refrain from using baby oil with non-permanent pens, as the colors will bleed.
One Pencil Shading
Easily add depth and dimension with the same colored pencil by varying your hand pressure. The heavier you press with the pencil, the darker the color. Generally, you can create more shades with a darker colored pencil.
Create black without a black colored pencil. Layer several deep colors on top of one another to create a more intense and richer black.
Color Combos To Try: Analogous
Use colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel to create a harmonious look. Analogous color schemes commonly include a primary color paired with two of its neighbors, such as green paired with blue-green or yellow-green.
Color Combos To Try: Monochromatic
Monochromatic color schemes use different shades and tints of one single color. Try using light, medium, and dark greens to create an earthy look or experiment with different shades of yellow and gold to create a bright, sunshine-inspired design.
Color Combos To Try: Complementary
Complementary colors are two colors directly opposite from one another on the color wheel. When placed together, these colors create a striking contrast that will make any project pop. Examples of complementary colors include red and green, yellow and violet, or blue and orange.