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If you watch your kids having fun colouring pictures and want to have a go your self, but want something a bit more challenging, there are lots of free printable adult colouring pages, including pictures from some of the rockstars of colouring, including Johanna Basford, Millie Millota and Thaneeya Mc Ardle.
Here are our 10 favourites.
There is no bigger rockstar of the adult colouring world than Johanna Basford, and there are over a dozen pictures that you can print off and colour for free at her Happy Place. They include her trademark florals as well as animals and fantastical buildings.
For a massive selection of free printable colouring pages, head over to Favoreads Coloring Art Club, which is a community of artists and colouring fans. Users submit their own colouring pictures and display their coloured pictures in an gallery. There is a huge selection of pictures to download (you'll need to register) on almost any theme that you can think of.
Thaneeya McArdle produces beautiful, bold colouring pictures which always have a twist of humour about them. Her adorable Hippie Animals and Sugar Skulls are particular favourites.
Quality pencil manufacturer Faber Castell have a gorgeous selection of interesting and challenging adult colouring pictures in a range of themes including animals, Art Nouveau, birds and many more including some beautiful mandalas to colour.
MIlli Millota is another superstar colouring book artist, and her website includes free printable colouring pictures of animals and leafy plants in her immediatly recognisable intricate style.
Kate Hadfield creates fun and funky hand-drawn graphics to help you make beautifully illustrated scrapbook pages, craft projects and teaching resources.
Her collection of free printable colouring pictures are unutterably cute. My favourite is the citrus fruits. Or maybe the Easter egges. Or maybe....well just look for yourself.
Judy Clement Wall is a talented artist, illustrator and author who has published a series of books of "inkspirations". Her gortgeous designs are intended to relax while they insire creativity. designs include cats, turtles, cactii and florals.
Crayola might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of adult colouring pictures, however their site has some super pictures with an element of challenge in them. Favourites include a Beatles themed picture, sugar skulls and seasonal pictures for Christmas and Halloween.
Australian artist Sarah Renae Clark has turned personal experiences of anxiety and illness into a positive thing by creating colouring pictures to helprelaxation and recovery. She has a number of free printable pictures alongside paid pictures and books.
Hobbycraft have some beautiful free printable adult colouring pictures (and some lovely kids ones too!) in a variety of styles, with a focus on some super-detailed zentangle designs.
About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!