HHow to Color Grayscale Coloring Pages

How to Color Grayscale Coloring Pages

Have you seen the beautiful new grayscale coloring books and pages that are coming out now? I have and I love them, especially getting to see the final colored versions, they remind of an old time photograph that has been tinted. However, as much as I love grayscale coloring pages, I had one teensy problem, I couldn't figure out the best way to color one and I figured that, like me, you were going to be wondering. So, after much trial and error, and some research here is the best way to color a grayscale coloring page.


Colored pencils

A grayscale coloring page

Step 1: Choose a color palette. I find that choosing a color palette helps me get an idea of the final version of my grayscale coloring page. And what it will look like. Not sure how to choose a color palette?

Believe it or not, you can visit colorexplorer.com, and other color palette websites and it will help you choose one!

Step 2: Choose colored pencils that match your color palette colors as closely as possible.

Step 3: Choose a place to start coloring. The nice thing about grayscale coloring pages is that most of the shading is already there for you. All you have to do is begin to color over the shading. In most cases, the shading will show through your colored pencil.

Step 4: In darker places, color more darkly, and in spots that are more lightly shaded, don't press as hard and jus

t leave a light coating of color.


Tip 1: With dark grayscale coloring pages, as mentioned above most, if not all the shading is done for you. But not all grayscale-coloring pages are dark. Some are light. With light grayscale coloring

pages, more of the shading is left up to the colorist. In this case, you may want to choose a light, medium and dark shade of your particular color and then begin by using the light colored pencil for a bit of the selected item, and then move on to medium and dark. This will help to bring out what shading there is in a light grayscale coloring page.

Tip 2: If you really want to take your coloring to the next level consider using a bit of petroleum jelly on your pencil tip or a q-tip to spread the color on your grayscale coloring page. It gives the color a brighter more even tone and can make your adult coloring pages really look like a piece of art.

I hope you enjoyed this grayscale coloring page tutorial! Please find links below to a brand new grayscale adult coloring page of my avatar the beautiful cat girl. There is both a dark and light grayscale version so you can practice your technique. These are my gift to you for being loyal readers and subscribers! Enjoy!

Oh, and please, if you color these, I would love to see your final version, so don't hesitate to send me a scan or photo of your final pieces!