Hello adult coloring book fans. Today we have a special interview with a coloring book artist that worked on Adult Coloring Book Treasury series! Read on and find out what the sweet cat has in store!
We are so happy to meet you can you tell us little something about yourself.
I’m Tigerlynx, and I live in England. I’ve been into art of different types for years, but am now focusing on my colouring books. When I’m not working on my books, I like playing and writing music.
Colouring a page from my latest adult colouring book, Abstract Mandalas. This book has 50 mandala designs to colour, mostly of medium difficulty. It's available from Amazon, and you can also get a free page from the book at the URL on the image ???? #colouring #colouring #adultcoloring #adultcolouring #coloringbook #colouringbook #mandala #mandalacoloring #coloringpage #art #illustration
Q:How did you start to color? When did this attraction begin?
I started drawing and colouring when I was a kid. I continued to do it as I got older, then stopped for a while. I discovered adult colouring last year, and that’s when I decided to make my own colouring books.
Tribal-inspired design from my mandala book, in a simple red and black palette. This is another page where I couldn't get a good photo, & the contrast between the light and dark reds isn't showing up properly ???? #Coloring #colouring #adultcoloring #adultcolouring #mandala #coloringpage #red #abstract #art #illustration
Q:Do you use coloring as a small getaway from the real world?
Yes, I find colouring really relaxing. It’s a great way to switch off and forget about everything else.
Another coloured page from my kaleidoscope book. I tried a different paper for this one… it was nicer to use, and the colours are brighter, but I think the streakiness is worse. More practice is needed ???????? #Coloring #adultcoloring #coloringbook #colouring #adultcolouring #kaleidoscope #abstract #art #green
Q:Is coloring time-consuming? How often do you color on a weekly basis?
I don’t really have a fixed colouring routine, but I spend some time on it most evenings and at the weekends. I colour for maybe 30-60 minutes in the evening, and more at the weekend. I’d like to do more, but need to balance it with drawing new designs for my books, and everything else in life too!
Q:How do you prepare before coloring?
Normally I just sit down and get on with it. Sometimes I listen to music, depending on my mood. If I’m learning a new technique, I’ll use tutorials.
Q:What are your favorite supplies for coloring? Do you always use the same or you like to experiment with it?
I do like to experiment, but most of the time I use markers. My favourite brands are [easyazon_link identifier=”B00JVB8FBA” locale=”US” tag=”color-planer-20″]Tombow Dual Brush pens[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B000MRR3GU” locale=”US” tag=”color-planer-20″]Copic Sketch markers[/easyazon_link], but I’ll try anything. I also use gel pens and pencils sometimes. I love the look of pencil colouring, but find them tiring to use.
Q:Do you have a specific “signature” in your art?
I don’t feel like my art really has a signature style at this point. I use different techniques, and it’s a bit all over the place 🙂
When I post images online, I do use a small watermark with my name and website address, so people know where to go if they want to see more.
Q:Which books and patterns you find most enjoyable to color?
I go through phases, but right now, I’m enjoying colouring my abstract mandala and kaleidoscope designs. I find the repeating patterns really relaxing. I also love designs with a black background, as the colours really pop out.
Q:Can you tell us more about your adult coloring books?
I decided to make my own books early in 2015, when the adult colouring craze was taking off. I was working on other art projects at the time, but thought this looked like lots of fun. I spent some time learning about the market, and put out my first book in October. I have a huge list of themes I want to create books around, but for the first one I decided to do patterns, because I was already making these and had some that worked well as colouring designs.
My new colouring book for adults – Easy Mandalas. I'm really happy with how this looks in print ???? (better than this photo!) It has fifty original mandala illustrations that are designed to be not too hard to colour in. The book is available from Amazon, and you can see previews of all 50 designs at tigerlynx.com/colouring/easy-mandalas-colouring-book #coloringbook #coloring #coloringbookforadults #mandala #mandalacoloring #colouring #colouringbook #relaxation #art #book
Since then I’ve published several mandala books, and am now moving on to other topics. My next books will include abstract drawings, positive words, animals and more.
My books are self-published, using Amazon’s CreateSpace service, and I really like the flexibility it offers. All my books are available from Amazon, and my author page ishttps://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0161R1PQ8
I'm excited to be part of the Adult Coloring Book Treasury 2, along with 69 other artists ???? (my designs are at the bottom in the photo). This is a massive book, with a huge range of styles and subjects, and I recommend it to anyone who loves to colour. It's available from Amazon now. #coloring #colouring #coloringbook #colouringbook #adultcoloringbook #art #book #coloringtreasury
Q:Do you have a favorite coloring book author? How did he/she earn your admirations?
I don’t really have a favorite – there are so many amazing artists out there!
Q:And last but not least, where can we find your artwork?
You can see all my books and free colouring pages at http://tigerlynx.com/colouring
I’m not really a big social media user, but I’m most active on Instagram @tigerlynxart
Thank you Colorplaner for the interview.
So, adult coloring book fans did any of you try to color one of Tigerlynxs books? Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below…