Coloring Can Help Reduce Stress

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Would you like to color? When you haven’t done so you might wish to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its prevalence began out as a way of occupying your idle time while traveling or waiting your turn for an appointment at the physician’s or dentist’s office.

This new trend has gone beyond its use for doodling or a form of activity for relaxation, or an action for the elderly. Hobbyists are finding this to be an enjoyable activity and are utilizing their finished art pieces in craft jobs.

People that are contemplating art or find that they have a potential or interest in learning how to draw and color discover this new hobby interest is helping and building their confidence to advance their art training.

The first book we purchased had 39 images of mandala drawings. A small box of basic coloring pens started our experience. We worked with the primary colors of red, orange, blue, green, violet. Black, white, and a few different tints that were in the small box. The first starting stage began with the techniques of our elementary school years. The instructions included the color wheel that we began paying attention to after becoming bored with the basic colors.

As you follow suggestions for cool and warm colors one begins to understand how colors provide contrast or compliment each other. The emotional side advantages of tranquility and instant rewards encourage learning.

The mandala drawings, which are circles full of geometric patterns, alter their appearance with selected colors. There may be three of you coloring and each of you will have a unique kaleidoscopic view because of the color choices made by each individual.

If you’re anything like me, I started downloading free examples provided by artists located Online.

The benefit of working with colored pencils:

Economical
Clean and dry Bat Poop
Buy coloring books
Download from the Internet
Create your own drawings or sketches
No added accessories or equipment
there are various sizes of boxed colored pencils available. We started with a little box and learned how to combine colors to increase tint variety. Later we bought larger boxes for more variety, but still found that we enjoy mixing colors to get the hue that is just right for the job.
Coloring is a fun hobby; attempt it, you may like it.

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