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Adult coloring books are all the rage these days. It’s a known scientific fact that coloring can help sharpen the mind, reduce stress & depression, and improve your hand/eye coordination. Personally, I’ve been wanting to buy one for myself for quite some time, but I couldn’t settle on which to start with – they all seemed fun!
If you’re a geek like me, maybe you don’t want to stick to a particular fandom. Maybe you want an adult coloring book that caters to general geekery. Well feast your eyes on this cuteness!
This is the Happy Geek’s Coloring Book which features over 30 single pages of geek inspired illustrations perfect for coloring and leveling up your creativity! This coloring book was illustrated by Colleen Palmer and Jaleh Afshar – both residents of good ole Salt Lake City, Utah!
I’m really enjoying this coloring book because I feel like there’s something in it for everyone. It’s a broader book – so it’s covering geeky topics like console games, cosplay, tabletop games, kawaii, anime, fantasy, etc. The pictures are interesting because some are more cartoonish while others are drawn more realistically. Seriously, there’s really a little bit of everything in here!
Check out some of the fun I’ve had…
I decided to take out this sheet and scan it into my computer so I could play around with it since I definitely didn’t have the right colors for this picture. I had a great time coloring it digitally, which I think is a fun alternative to regular coloring (even if it does sort of defeat the purpose).
I wanted to do something sort of nostalgic, so I colored the game controllers their traditional colors (can you guess which controller is for what system?) and then added a sepia filter to make it look more aged. It was a lot of fun to work with!
This other picture just made me giggle when I saw it. It’s SO cute. But unfortunately, I’m again running into the issue that I don’t have the right colors for everything in the picture. I definitely need to invest in some color pencils.
I strongly suggest using crayons or color pencils with this book. I purchased some no-bleed Crayola markers to use with it and found that the paper slightly buckles when it gets the slightest bit damp – similar to what happens when you paint with watercolors on the wrong type of paper. So keep that in mind if you purchase this coloring book.
There are no perforated edges for tearing out the pages. I LOVE that the pages are in singles, so there isn’t a design front and back. It means you can take out a picture, color and keep it without sacrificing a design you might like on the back. But taking the pages out is a little tricky. I used an exacto-knife and lightly ran it down the edge of the page until it came loose, then trimmed any imperfect edges with some scissors.
All things said, I love my new geeky coloring book and I’m so glad to have it. I foresee me scanning in more of the images for digital coloring and framing to decorate my office with!