How to Make a Coloring Book: Learn from the Masters

The adult coloring book craze may have died down a bit but, hey, adult coloring is here to stay! 

If you’re a creative or an aspiring artist and wonder how you can create line art for coloring books as well as self-publish your own coloring book, I have just what you’re looking for. 

How to Make a Coloring Book: A Great Go-to Learning University

Four years or so ago, I was in your position. I knew nothing much so I went on a quest to learn the details of how to make a coloring book. There were a number of channels I went to but one made a mark. 

Why? 

Learning was so easy to learn with all these features: 

  • videos are short, quick and easy to digest
  • relevant, downloadable resources
  • practice assignment to hone your skills and get guidance
  • a project gallery to showcase your work-in-progress and completed work
  • access to an active and supportive community of like-minded people
  • professional answers to your questions, concerns, and requests.

A big initial come on for me what that it didn’t cost me an arm and leg to enroll in them.

It’s so popular among artists, crafters, art enthusiasts, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and teachers (though not much with internet marketers).

That learning platform is Skillshare!

Skillshare is a “learning community of creators and makers. Anyone can join.” Learners may be teachers and teachers may be learners.

“Skillshare is to unlock the world’s creativity. We believe that everyone is creative, and that giving people tools to harness their creative power has the potential to change lives for the better. We’re dismantling the traditional barriers to learning so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can learn whatever they set their minds to.”

Let’s dive in onto courses to related to adult coloring books.

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Learn How to Make a Coloring Book: Awesome Bite-Sized Courses

Course # 1 – Make Your Own Coloring Page

Ria Sharon teaches this bite-sized course on how to make coloring book page. She’ll show you exactly how she creates her coloring pages, including the following details:

  • what supplies to use
  • where to draw your inspiration from
  • how to come up with your sketch
  • how to ink your sketch
  • how to enhance or polish your work

It’s only 22 minutes long, and if you speed up the videos, you’ll be amazed at how much you learn in a short time. Then, you could replay them to refresh your memory or follow along.

See for yourself how learning with Ria’s course is a breeze!

Course # 2 – Easy Coloring Book Design: How to Create Your Own Hand Drawn Coloring Pages

This 36-minute premium course is from one of my favorite instructors, Shelley Hitz, artist, illustrator and author coach. 

This course has nine topics, as follows: 

  • Introduction to Easy Coloring Book Design
  • Supplies Overview
  • Brainstorming the Text and Images for Your Design
  • Start with a Pencil Sketch of Your Text
  • Creating Your Text in a Word Document
  • Add Images and Patterns
  • Time to Ink Your Design
  • Case Study
  • Your Next Steps

Shelley made this course easy with her clear, simple and short demonstrations. 

Course # 3 – Doodle Time! Make Your Own Coloring Book Page for Watercolors 

In this premium 14-minute course, Jenn Coyle teaches you how to make your coloring book page.

You learn how to do the following:

  • draw your coloring book page
  • digitize and vectorize your work
  • print it out and color with watercolor.
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Check out the introduction for a free taster of the course. 

Jenn delivers it in a succinct style that makes learning fun and easy.

Check out Jenn’s course.

Course # 4 – Swear Words Coloring Book

This category on swear words was on Amazon’s best sellers in Coloring Books for Grown-ups for such a time.

Creating an adult coloring book on swear words may not appeal to you like it didn’t for me. However, your adult coloring book may be something else other than swear words. How about on gratitude, forgiveness, happiness, or anything inspirational?

The point of learning from this course is the technique of creating the coloring page. It runs for only 23 minutes with the option to speed it up by twice the normal speed. 

There are five videos in all, covering the following:

  • Introduction
  • Set Up Workspace and Artboard
  • Writing Your Swear Word
  • Creating an Amazing Background
  • Coloring Your Swear Word on Adobe

Don’t miss Aerie’s course for all it’s worth.

Course # 5 – Create a Botanical Alphabet

Peggy Dean demonstrates in 30 minutes how you can create a botanical alphabet for your coloring book, cards, planners, journals, workbooks, and other products you may wish to use them on.

The course has six videos, as follows:

  • Introduction 
  • Tools and Materials
  • The Botanical Alphabet
  • Adding Patterns
  • Adding Colors
  • Project Time

This link should take you to Peggy Dean’s course.

Course # 6 – You Can Self-Publish a Coloring Book

What do you do after you have created your adult coloring pages? You may package them as a downloadable digital book to share to friends or sell. More than that, go self-publish them.

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Katie Cannon shows you the shortest path to do in this 46-minute course “You Can Self-Publish a Coloring Book”:

The course has only six videos:

  • Introduction
  • Supplies and Project Overview
  • Setting Up Your Book in Publisher
  • Setting Up Your Cover with Adobe Illustrator
  • Uploading CreateSpace.

Check out Katie’s class now.

There are actually tons more of relevant courses from over 22,000 course and growing! 

Action: The Key to Make a Coloring Book

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If there are more bits of information or skills that you want to learn, you may scour them in Skillshare.

Personally, I can’t get enough of Skillshare. It’s the only learning platform that has taught me the specific skills that I wanted to learn, in a way that suits my needs and lifestyle.

Check out these courses at Skillshare. You won’t regret.

Soon, you’ll see your own adult coloring books lining the shelves of bookstores or serving you in various other ways.

What are you waiting for?

Learn the needed skills on how to make a coloring book.

Please let me know how this post is of help to you. 

Have you already created your own coloring book or just starting out and want to make one? 

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