You know you want free colouring in pages. So hip, so arty, so damn procrastinnovative (a word I just innovented). Trendy as hell right now, grown-up colouring books are everyone’s new favourite way of not freaking the shit out. According to The New York Times, Buzzfeed and the like, a good hard doodle is the only way to dodge-anxiety for fall 2015. I can attest. My sister bought me a mindfulness colouring book for my birthday (it rocks) which I keep next to my computer; the monitor hasn’t been smacked since.
So, yeah. I made you some. Using Unsplash’s awesome archive of free pics, Snorpey’s image Triangulator and a reserve of Photoshop patience I didn’t know I contained, I created these low-poly pages for your printing and colouring pleasure. Here are the three originals, from the mighty Unsplash;
Here they are after some triangulation;
Ironically enough, creating he black and white outlines in the above pic caused me more stress than any doodling could ever relieve.
The typewriter is possibly my favourite. All that greeeey.
The co-founder of this blog, my sister Sarah, was once mugged by a seagull. S/he stole her hat while people watched. Nobody helped.
To make your colouring-in even lovelier, I created two downloadable versions of each piece. The process, by the way, was tedious. One is printed very faintly, with the outlines corresponding to the colours from the above pictures – this is the best option is you want to recreate something similar to the originals. The other option is just good old fashioned black and white. To download just follow the links below to the printable you want to download. Save to your desktop or wherever, print and colour. Leave a comment if you’re having any images or want more. Your comments make me happy.
Nightscape black and white outline; click here to view & download.
Nightscape faded outline; click to view & download.
Typewriter black and white outline; click here to view and download.
Typewriter faded outline; click here to view & download.
Seagull black and white outline; click here to view & download.
Seagull faded outline; click here to view and download.
P.S. Follow my Free prints Pinterest Board if you have enough printer ink!