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Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 12:39:53 PM   
MrsWargamer


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Just wondering if anyone else has been enjoying this rather big new phenomenon lately.

If you go in any book store or magazine selling retailer you will find it's no small thing.

I have quite a few books myself. Particularly fond of mandalas, but have a themed book from romance novelist Debbie Macomber with colouring options from scenes from her books.

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First is pencil crayon second is ink third is a selection from a rather impressive sized book.












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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 12:43:31 PM   
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This is the themed book and an example of typical drawing materials.










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Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 3:00:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Just wondering if anyone else has been enjoying this rather big new phenomenon lately.

If you go in any book store or magazine selling retailer you will find it's no small thing.

I have quite a few books myself. Particularly fond of mandalas, but have a themed book from romance novelist Debbie Macomber with colouring options from scenes from her books.

Here are some images relevant to the topic. Hope you like them.

First is pencil crayon second is ink third is a selection from a rather impressive sized book.













I haven't tried it myself but I know people who do it for therapeutic reasons. Love your pics. You really do a good job on those.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 3:17:39 PM   
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I did a lot of rendering in my profession as an Architect in the 1980’s.

We do not call it coloring we call it rendering but it is the same thing.
It was bread and butter to Architects like me before computers.
I’m sure it is still being done today but mostly now by computer.

I still have the drafting board and the materials but I don’t render buildings anymore.

You have talent. You should try some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.
I’m sure they have a coloring book for him.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright:





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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 4:14:15 PM   
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Not for me, but as a high school teacher I noticed this year several female students with adult type coloring books who would use them during class. These were all good kids who otherwise would probably have been doodling anyway, like I used to do in high school and college. This school year was the first time I saw the coloring books. They get their work done, pay attention, and the coloring is apparently relaxing to them. These are usually introverted students who make good grades. In addition to the coloring, I have some who create some really good drawings in class. And I don't mind, if they are more or less paying attention and getting their work done. I have never told a student to put her coloring book away, not yet anyway.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 4:14:52 PM   
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My wife does this quite a bit. She really enjoys it.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 4:33:27 PM   
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My wife does this quite a bit. She really enjoys it.


Mine as well. No complaints from me and this is a rather inexpensive hobby.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 5:02:28 PM   
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Mine too. Although I think she needs some practice.....






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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 6:50:16 PM   
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Does recolorizing unit counters count?

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 7:00:45 PM   
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It might Lemay.

I wonder if a war gamer book is possible :)

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/27/2016 7:48:59 PM   
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I might try it with a war gamer book.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/28/2016 2:18:28 AM   
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Hey Warspite, You don't release what your got there. A rare masterpiece in deed, I think the title of that drawing is "English Docks in the Blitz," Should be hanging in the National War Museum

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/28/2016 4:57:44 PM   
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My wife has been doing this for about a year and she really likes it. She's even found online versions of it on her IPad (much easier/quicker, but I would think it looses some of it's appeal, but she enjoys both the paper and online versions).

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/28/2016 4:58:27 PM   
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My Ex Wife's Mum loves them. Says it's very relaxing.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/28/2016 6:14:12 PM   
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Joking aside, my wife loves colouring books too. Like others here she says its relaxing. Who knew?

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/28/2016 8:20:19 PM   
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I would venture to say that now this coloring movement attracts women more then men. I would need something other then paisley and flowers to consider doing it.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 12:34:01 AM   
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I guess you men likely have trouble as it must not look manly enough :)

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Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 12:42:27 AM   
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I suppose it's colour therapy..


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Joking aside, my wife loves colouring books too. Like others here she says its relaxing. Who knew?



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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 12:49:50 AM   
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I guess you men likely have trouble as it must not look manly enough :)


Its simply our physiological makeups differ. I can appreciate art, it just has to be within my likes. My wife likes to make costume jewelry that's her relaxant.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 7:25:08 AM   
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quote:

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I guess you men likely have trouble as it must not look manly enough :)


Its simply our physiological makeups differ. I can appreciate art, it just has to be within my likes. My wife likes to make costume jewelry that's her relaxant.

If you want it more wargame manly style, creating maps works also relaxing.





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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 5:59:46 PM   
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Wargamers do this all the time: turning Russia into a battleship grey, coloring France blue, painting the Pacific Ocean a bright yellow, and so on.

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RE: Adult colouring - 6/29/2016 9:00:55 PM   
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My wife does both the pencil and online coloring. I prefer to paint miniatures.

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RE: Adult colouring - 7/13/2016 5:24:22 PM   
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My sister really enjoys it.

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RE: Adult colouring - 7/15/2016 12:51:37 AM   
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I still clip counters for games that I will never get to play. That's sort of like coloring...sort of...maybe.

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RE: Adult colouring - 7/15/2016 12:53:47 AM   
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I still clip counters for games that I will never get to play. That's sort of like coloring...sort of...maybe.


That is part of the board game joy!

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RE: Adult colouring - 7/15/2016 1:19:30 AM   
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I have 3 kids with Autism and my 18 year old daughter uses these as a therapeutic calming tool.

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