Lately, adult coloring pages have hit the trends, engaging everyone in a coloring spree of sorts. With varieties that come in different scales, people have a lot to choose from, ranging from pocket books to even wallpaper sized canvasses.
The World is our Canvas
Literally, we can put color into any print that comes with a pattern, or just maybe, any blank space waiting to be swatched with. There are countless of designs available in adult coloring pages, with each unique pattern sparking interest of the Leonardo in us. When we get fascinated with a canvass, we inevitably tap our artistic sense, beginning to mix and match the hues to bring a dull pattern to life. With an infinite theme and influence of patterns, there is obviously one thought – which pattern do most people find hard to color? Obviously, the more intricate and chock-full a pattern is, the more likely it will become more attractive when colored. We searched around the internet for the most complicated adult coloring pages, with several themes from nature, technology to space, or maybe just a bunch of geometric patterns featuring asymmetry in varying scale.
Then we have a Mandala Designs
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is generally circular in form. Actually, Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". The discernable characteristic of Mandala patterns is that they have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas sometimes contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who created it. They also feature both geometric and organic forms.
Interestingly, coloring a Mandala is considered a form of meditation. The design of the mandala is intended to be visually appealing to charm the mind in such a way that unwanted thoughts are removed from the thought realm, and a spiritual essence surrounds the individual observing the patterns. This ultimately elevates the level of consciousness or awareness of the individual almost as though he is being hypnotized. This in effect releases the weary mind while activating the creativity of the thought.
To the sharp eye with an appreciation to a whole spectrum of colors, this pattern actually fits the bill. Fortunately, more than a third of the designs in most adult coloring pages today are Mandala inspired patterns. What’s exciting about Mandala patterns is that you can actually choose any color theme to your liking, and it will still look fantastic. The main reason for this is because the image created by intertwining geometric shapes creates a prism effect with or without color. The asymmetric outlines provide the illusion of an infinite line stretching from the center. What results in this organization of patterns are literally a ton of coloring spaces, ranging from small to large shapes within the Mandala the image.
Conquering the Patterns
Painting a Mandala can be as exciting as it gets, as you decide which hue to choose while visualizing the end state of the pattern. The illusion or visual effect it produces will actually rely on how you orchestrate your colors. Amazingly, to the familiar, the colors used in a Mandala actually provide a meaning. When used intuitively, it gives a whole new definition to the pattern. To help you out, we have listed the following most common colors and what they represent in a traditional Mandala. Red represents strength, high energy and passion. Pink stands for love, intuition and the feminine. Orange is used for creativity, transformation, self-awareness and intuition. Yellow is for learning, wisdom, laughter and happiness. Green embodies physical healing, psychic ability, love of nature and caring. We use blue to express for emotional healing, inner peace and meditation. Purple represents all things spiritual. White stands for spiritual focus, and black symbolizes mystery, deep thinking and individuality.
With these primary hues, you can turn your Mandala canvass to a picture that represents a subliminal meaning, alluring the curiousness of your audience. Choosing the perfect combination of colors may be difficult at first, but when used with intuition and a bit of emotion, it will surely be worth your every while. Let your creativity flow and start filling those adult coloring pages now!