If you enjoyed the previous 10 challenges here are another 10 inspirational ways to fill the pages in your colouring books differently.
Don’t forget to attempt each challenge separately, even if some cross over. Of course there is nothing stopping you later combining different challenges to come up with something new and even more inventive.
This one is especially good for those daunting pages. Pick three or four areas that you like the best and with a black drawing pen add a square around them.
Colour the squares as normal then colour the rest of the page in grey or sepia.
Free hand or if you feel the need to use a ruler. Colour the entire picture using lines, you can hatch the lines or only have them go part way across a section to give the impression of shade.
Colour The Background
It’s something that tends to get left a lot of the time, though there are many creative ways you can colour a background, you aren’t restricted to using the same media as you used for the main image.
Grab some highlighters or neon pens and colour the whole picture in neon colours. It’s loud but it’s fun.
Well maybe not 50 and you aren’t restricted to grey but choose a colour (yellow, green, red, purple, whatever takes your fancy) and find all your pens and pencils of that colour. Use these to complete your picture.
Make Your Mark
Add to the image in some way some books promote this activity by offering suggestions of how you can add to a page, draw a few doodles, if you aren’t comfortable drawing try using rubber stamps. You could even use scrap booking items to stick in.
Choose three colours that either compliment or clash with each other and use them for the entire picture.
Go Outside The Lines
The one thing we are conditioned to try and do as children is stay in the lines while colouring, stop thinking like that and find a way to expand the colouring beyond the lines. Light applications of colour can give a halo effect to the image.
Do It Again
Pick something you did early on in your colouring adventures and attempt it again some months later. You will see the difference in your colouring style and how you have improved over time.
Make A Silhouette
Some pictures will lend themselves to this and some really won’t work so choose your image carefully but colour the entire image in flat black to turn it into a silhouette.