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    I started this yesterday. First one in the book I bought.
    So really. ..it's my first proper adult colouring!!! I've decided internet print outs don't count!
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    I used to do this for a living - back in the days when landscape plans were hand coloured. Airports, universities, local parks - you name it I coloured it. Heaven!

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    I love the black background too. I've got a couple of books but only white background. I think the black really make the colours pop.

    I was torn between pencils and felt-tip pens but ended up buying (read: spending way too much) on a set of Faber-Castell PITT artist pen brush tips. They are beautiful to use.

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    I also like to play around with pastels...but I'm not very good at drawing freehand. I think it's more working with colour that I love - it's so relaxing to sit and draw what you see. A great exercise in mindfulness 'cause you're so tuned in to what's in front of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat74 View Post
    I love the black background too. I've got a couple of books but only white background. I think the black really make the colours pop.

    I was torn between pencils and felt-tip pens but ended up buying (read: spending way too much) on a set of Faber-Castell PITT artist pen brush tips. They are beautiful to use.

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    I also like to play around with pastels...but I'm not very good at drawing freehand. I think it's more working with colour that I love - it's so relaxing to sit and draw what you see. A great exercise in mindfulness 'cause you're so tuned in to what's in front of you.
    Pretty! Where do you buy those pens?

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    I have started doing this too. I am enjoying relaxing, colour me calm, is exactly what it does. I cant post pics, im not that clever, but it is a fun way to pass a few minutes here and there. no problem if you have to put the pencil down and come back later. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Pretty! Where do you buy those pens?
    I got mine from an art supplies store in Brisbane - The Art Shed. Because they are expensive I bought a smaller set than I would have liked but figured I could always buy additional colours to supplement as these pens are also sold individually. At the moment I'd like to buy some extra shades of greens and pinks/reds/oranges.
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    glitter gel pens are really fun to colour with too.

    I have downloaded some adult colouring pages .... but havent bought a book. I will though

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    Check out the huge DoodleArt posters. They are amazing! I've been colouring long before 'adult colouring' was a thing, lol. I used to buy kids colouring books before I even had kids đŸ˜‚

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    Oh and Staedler fine liners are amazing for doing some of the mandalas that have more intricate patterns. You can get 15 or 30 packs from Officeworks

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    I was actually pleasantly surprised to find adult colouring books in K-Mart about a week ago. And for much more reasonable prices than the bookstores!

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