Animals, plants and nature in general are the most popular subjects for adult colouring books, so there really is no shortage of books to choose from when it comes to flora and fauna. Please check out the recommendations below for three of our favourites:-
Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge by Kerby Rosanes
This book is more than just a colouring book, there is also plenty of weird challenges, drawings to complete and lots of things to find! BHut of course there are plenty of unique ink drawings of incredible animals and shape-shifting aliens ready to colour in. You can really let your imagination flow with the and surreal illustrations by Kerby Rosanes where animals morph into one another with plenty of whimsical goodness. This book is adventurous and full of characters and elements that combine to create impressive and surreal compositions.
The Animal Colouring Book Paperback by Beth Gunnell
This excellent book features an animal for everyone – peacocks, koi carp, butterflies and elephants are all ready for you to bring them to life with colour. Suitable for adults and older children, this book has both intricate and simpler designs, most with partially coloured pages to start you off! printed on heavy quality paper, markers don’t bleed through to the drawings on the next page like some colouring books. Though there probably are less pages than other books because of this. In addition, some do not like having the pictures already partially coloured and would prefer to do the entire picture from scratch! However, there is no doubt that this book will help many to deal with the daily stress in life, just buy it and and start colouring!
Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom – A Colouring Book Adventure by Millie Marotta
This book features a beautiful world of illustrated animals for adults and older children to bring to life with colour. Beautiful and intricate, the illustrations include a range of birds, mammals, fish, plants, trees and flowers. Millie Marotta has an obsession with flora and fauna and this showsw in the incredible and intricate pattern and detail in all her illustrations.
A beautiful book printed on high quality paper, there is a diverse range of illustrations to keep everyone happy, plus colouring in with pens isn’t a problem as the paper is dense enough to stop the ink seeping through the page. The drawings are not too easy for adults, nor are they too difficult for older children or adult beginners, perfect!
The Kew Gardens Flowering Plants Colouring Book Paperback by Arcturus Publishing
This gorgeous book features illustrations by botanical artists Harriet Anne Hooker Thiselton-Dyer and Walter Hood Fitch. This is a book which will appeal to frustrated artists everywhere who will love bringing the line drawings to life with colour. A really lovely book with numerous flowers to colour plus colouring guides and the Latin names of all the flowers so you can look them up for reference.
Garden Flowers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) by Stefen Bernath
This title has forty important garden flowers including Carnation, Snapdragon, Sweet Pea, Bleeding-Heart, Calendula, Tulip, Cosmos, Crocus, Daffodil, Dahlia, Day-Lily, Delphinium, Erigeron, Foxglove, Nasturtium, Rose, Corepsis, Salvia, Oriental Poppy, Gaillardia, Gladiolus, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Iris, Lupine, Marigold, Monkshood, Morning-Glory, Narcissus, Pansy, Peony, Petunia, Phlox, Portulaca, Primrose, Sweet William, Tritoma, Chrysanthemum, Clematis and Zinnia.
The captions for each illustration provide both common and scientific names, along with additional reference information such as colours and blooming season. Plus you get full colour reproductions on the book covers to use as handy guides for colouring in.
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book Paperback by Johanna Basford
The secret garden is a huge best seller with over 2 million copies sold and this latest edition features thicker and heavier paper stock to prevent colours bleeding through from ink pens. This could well be THE book that started the current adult colouring craze and features beautiful and and highly detailed illustrations ready to colour, plus there are tiny hidden garden creatures just waiting to be found (key and index included in the back of the book). This is the original book by Johanna Basford and has multi-generational appeal.
The whimsical artwork just makes you want to forget all of your problems and responsibilities, and simply get lost in the colouring in! A sublime and gorgeous book that appeals to adults and older children alike, perhaps the best of the original adult colouring books.