Even though adult coloring books are wonderfully entertaining and a great way to relive your childhood they are also an amazing way to relax after a hard day or week of work. But not all coloring books are created equal in this respect and some are simply more “zen” than others. So with that being said here is our selection of the most zen coloring books on the market.
This coloring book by artist Jade Summer is a wonderful option for people looking for a wide array of mandalas to color and use in art therapy. The coloring book includes about 50 true smaller mandalas and 50 larger designs that take up the entire page and are also mandalas in nature but do not match the exact definition of a mandala.
The mandalas in this adult coloring book are printed single sided with the back of every page being completely blacked out. This blacked out back hides any minor bleed through but does not in fact stop severe bleed through from seeping through the page and ruining the next design. Because of this we would highly suggest using a spare piece of paper to soak up any severe bleed through especially if you plan on using markers.
This adult coloring book created by art therapist Lucy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter includes 100 coloring designs split up into separate categories all based around art therapy like mandalas, water scenes, wooded scenes, geometric patterns, and spirituality. The designs in this coloring book are printed single sided on medium quality paper with a glue binding.
The designs in this coloring book are all selected with art therapy and relaxation in mind and are printed on medium quality paper which handles ink well, however combined with the glue binding makes it almost impossible to lay flat without lots of ironing out on a hard surface and even then it was difficult and did not create a good coloring surface. Even with the medium quality paper we still recommend using a spare piece of paper between designs because even though this paper can handle ink quite well it is not perfect for markers especially alcohol based ones.
Our second coloring book set and also one of our best selling is a wonderful choice for colorists looking to bring some relaxation and zen into their lives. This set is made up of 3 separate coloring books each of which has it’s own theme. Each coloring book features 40 designs printed on some of the thickest paper in the industry and designs range from easy with larger open areas, to more advanced with more intricacy.
This adult coloring book set is a wonderful choice for both beginner and more advanced colorists due to the large variety of coloring designs with different difficulties. The first coloring book will transport you to a world of butterflies on floral garden scenes. Our second coloring book in this set is a travel package you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You will get to visit famous landmarks like the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower helping you get a feel of the wonderful benefits of travel. The final coloring book in this set will provide you with 40 henna designs to color that have long been used by Arabic and Hindu cultures. Henna designs share a lot of similarities with mandalas and are a wonderfully relaxing subject to color.
We hope that these coloring books will help you relax and bring a new level of zen to your life. Happy Coloring!