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Breaking The Rules, Coloring Apples Purple

Breaking The Rules, Coloring Apples Purple

Guest Post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio I am feeling a little rebellious tonight, so breaking rules it’s what I’m here to talk about. Hopefully I might even have you thinking about color like you never have before. Breaking from the boring red norm and maybe have you coloring apples purple. Yes, I said purple! Wouldn’t it be awesome to create your own world? To color it in clashing shades and unexpected hues? Bring your own sense and…

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Why Coloring is Great for your Health

Why Coloring is Great for your Health

Guest post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio Coloring is just for kids, right? Not anymore! Adults across the country have picked up adult coloring books as a way to destress and unwind. The health benefits go beyond relaxation. You don’t have to be an expert colorist to reap in the benefits it gives you. You can pick something you really like and color it however you would like. There are no rights and wrongs in coloring. Everyone has…

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Background Coloring Supplies

Background Coloring Supplies

Guest post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio So, you’ve just figured out how to make leaves and flowers shiny, how to make fur on you cats playing in the field, and how to highlight eyes in your images. You are thinking your at the end of your learning process, but than you see those other images…you know the ones…the ones that make you feel like your work is not finished. It’s the backgrounds! I am still learning different…

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Cindy Howard’s Tips for New Colorists

Cindy Howard’s Tips for New Colorists

Guest post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio Coloring books for adults have become a huge trend over the past year. It is no surprise, since coloring is a great stress reliever and allows for you to be creative while doing something enjoyable. Here are some tips for new colorists just stepping into the adult coloring world. Buy books one at a time to see what ones you really like and what styles from the artists. A lot of…

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My picks for Christmas coloring books for 2016

My picks for Christmas coloring books for 2016

 Guest post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio 10. Sherri Baldy My Besties- Winter Snowmen Coloring Book. This book has 50 coloring pages, 2 of each image. This is a simpler book so if your looking for more complex than you wouldn’t want this book. This book would be great for adults and children both. You can purchase it here. 9. Christmas Coloring Book by Thaneeya McArdle. Another simple book great for adults and children both. What a fun…

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What are the best colored pencils?

What are the best colored pencils?

Guest Post by Cindy Howard Dan Cin Art Studio It’s no secret, coloring for adults is a trend with no end in sight any time soon. This stream in the amount of adults that color is impacting the pencil industry. Stabilo, Faber-Castell, Staedtler, and even Crayola are struggling to keep up with the demand. If this wasn’t enough of a problem, customers are looking for bigger challenges within the pencil industry. They want a wider variety of colors at affordable…

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Coloring Books for Adults are fun to Produce

Coloring Books for Adults are fun to Produce

A couple of months ago I jumped into a brave new world – Adult Coloring Books. I’d been hearing about them for some time, but since I’m a writer I never considered doing one of my own. Many authors and publishers had mentioned coloring books is a “hot” (meaning good selling) niche, and there are even several products on various affiliate lists giving training on how to do it. At first I resisted, thinking I had nothing useful to add…

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Adult Coloring Books Bring Stress Relief

Adult Coloring Books Bring Stress Relief

Way back when I worked as the Director of Computer Operations for Trader Joe’s, I wish I had known about adult coloring books. The job was extraordinarily stressful because I was the man on the point, meaning if anything went wrong anywhere, I was the one who had to handle it. It was not uncommon to receive a hundred trouble calls a week, some of them serious, all from our users who needed help immediately. The most stressful were those…

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Interview with Cindy Howard

Interview with Cindy Howard

Today’s interview is with Cindy Howard. Her husband is an adult coloring book artist and she puts the books together and cleans up the images, vectorizing them to get them ready for publishing. She also creates product and book reviews on her youtube channel. What got you into coloring? About a year ago I stumbled across a Johanna Basford advertisement on facebook…clicked it to see what it was about. I thought…wow…I need one of those, so I went to Barnes and…

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Coloring Book Groups Build Your Network

Coloring Book Groups Build Your Network

I’ve been working on the internet since the days it was an experimental program funded by the Department of Defense grouped called DARPA, and was called ARPANET. In those days, the “internet” consisted of less than a thousand computers connected together by this new-fangled thing called a network. Consumers struggled with services such as CompuServe and AOL and slow communications over dial-up modems. One fact that I learned in those long-ago days was the power of the internet group. Communicating,…

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