I recently bought the Enchanted Forest coloring book by Johanna Basford and after my surgery last month I wanted something already drawn that I could enjoy just coloring while I recovered.
I started coloring the first page (below) the day of my surgery while I was still under the crazy-making effects of the anesthesia and pain meds. I would color on and off over the next few days, still feeling cross eyed and fuzzy headed from the pain med but a little clearer thinking. I was able to better evaluate my coloring skills and choices and wow, all I can say is this:
Don't color while under the influence of narcotic pain meds. I made some weird choices that I had to try and fix when I was more clear headed, lol. Fortunately, I didn't need those meds too long and was able to switch to Advil.
The second page I did is much better. I did a few Periscope broadcasts as I colored it. It was fun having live feedbackand chatting.
Now I'm starting on a new page and will be doing occasional Periscope Color and Chats. You can join in by downloading the Periscope app and following me. Just search for @MHotchkissArt or Michelle Hotchkiss Art and you should be able to find me.
I am using Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I can honestly say these hare the best colored pencils ever. The best! I don't use anything to blend them. They blend easily on their own and since they are oil based, they don't have a wax build up that waxed based pencils like Prismacolors have and they are much better made. No issues with broken leads, split casings or sharpening problems like Prismacolors. Polychromos feel a little harder then Prismacolors but they also last longer and hold a point much better. They are not scratchy, they just feel different than Prismacolors that takes a little getting used to. I love them so much I saved up and bought almost every color Polychromos come in.
Do you also enjoy adult coring books? Loads of fun!
I pray for God's blessings on you!