Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lady Bugs Design Pattern Adult Coloring Craft Sheet

Ladybugs Design Pattern for Coloring
Spring fling for colorists! Enjoy this overall pattern design, Lady Bugs, for a relaxing adult coloring experience or use this template to create a background for papercrafts or to make a fabric craft pattern of your own. The simple lines of the ladybird bugs let you decide on embellishments (dots or not, for example) and you can use fabric paints, crayons or embroidery to add color and texture.

Of course this is also a design pattern for coloring, so if you're looking for a spring design to work on with markers or colored pencils, print this sheet and start making art.

Lady Bugs Design Pattern is a new printable at LeeHansen.com, free for personal/non-commercial use only. Please respect copyright of the artist.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter Mandala Coloring Design

Bunnies and chicks, flowers and eggs - all  the classic symbols of spring are part of this happy Easter mandala coloring page with a fresh grass wreath and bubble letters.
Happy Easter!
printable Easter coloring page
Easter Mandala Wreath Line Art

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hello Stranger Poster Art

I publish my drawings and graphics at Zazzle and was recently browsing art when I happened upon an artist whose work intriques me.

 I think several of her black and white printed posters would be perfect for adult or teen coloring projects.

Here is one of my favorite posters from her hand-rendered art prints collection; it is a picture of a woman waving from a city window - Hello, Stranger - is she lonely, homebound or perhaps simply shy?

Hello Stranger Poster by BarbrasArtistPad
View more Urban Posters online at zazzle

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mardi Gras Design in the Round

Mardi Gras mandala coloring page for teens or adults
Each spring as Mardi Gras season rolls on, and the ultimate party day (Fat Tuesday) gets nearer I start thinking about new ideas for greeting cards and paper crafts.

 This year I've made a new digital design that incorporates  traditional symbols  of the biggest bash held every year in New Orleans' French quarter.

This new mandala line art design  features jester's pattern jewel diamonds, king crowns, word art and  traditional fleur de lis motifs with one smack in the center.

Put on some music and relax while adding color to this Mardi Gras mandala design. Although the choice of  hues is up to you, keep in mind the traditional colors of the season: purple, green, gold.

Let the good times roll!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Let's Paint a Lighthouse Scene

Lighthouse sketch drawing for art classes or adult coloringIf you love art and enjoy coloring, you may want to try to create a painting or pencil drawing of your very own.  When I was learning about art, the hardest thing for me to do was to draw the initial sketch for a painting.

Well I've been making art for more than 50 years now, and I'm pretty comfortable with sketching from photographs. I'm  adding a new section on my web sites in the printable art and coloring pages for adults: art sketches, ready to print and paint or color in.

Here's a recent art sketch I drew for ClipArtandCrafts.com. It's a sketch  drawing of a lighthouse and beach walk. I got the idea from a photograph I took several  years ago when I visited the beaches on Long Island.

Print out the art sketch and use the reference photo from the same page to make your own lighthouse painting or colored pencil drawing. It's more than a coloring page, it's a paint by number picture where you make up the numbers for each coloring in section, so you can make your art in any style: realistic, impressionistic or any other method you like.

Try working the picture art in several ways - perhaps in monotone, then as a summer scene or with a dramatic sunrise/sunset behind the lighthouse.

Printable lighthouse art sketch is free for noncommercial use; print it at ClipArtandCrafts.com.

Friday, September 5, 2014

All You Need is Love - and some markers

Love Coloring Poster, printable
The Beatles had it right: all you need is love to make it through life. Here's a new calligraphy design poster with LOVE at the forefront.

All you need is a printer, this adult coloring page, and some markers or colored pencils to make a sweet statement or shower decoration.

Love Coloring Poster is a free printable for personal use; you can pin it or share on Facebook or Twitter using a link and small image like the one above.