I really couldn't help myself. If you love a good pun as much as I do, you'll know why I had to try my hand at illustrating a cute coloring book for kids that features food puns! What is it about funny fruits that we find so a-peeling? For kids (and adults with a funny bone), maybe it's something we all can relate to? Whatever the reason, I hope you enjoy coloring this book filled more simple (for little hands) yet fun to color illustrations. The fruits and veg are alive! They feature little legs, arms and faces because (in my opinion) this is the best way to make these jokes and puns come to life. Also, I have been experimenting with different kids of brushes and lines. This book features a softer thick pencil line that I think coordinates with the artwork in a fresh way.
Happy Coloring friends,
Do you know what "Hygge" (sounds like hue-guh) is? It's the Danish word for acknowledging a feeling or a moment of cozy contentment and well-being. This feeling is typically found by enjoying the simple things in life like warm socks, a cozy sweater, a sleepy pet or a hot cup of good coffee or tea. I absolutely love all of these things and with the changing of the season, it felt like the perfect time to embrace these thoughts with some cozy illustrations. This is sort of my "adulting" version of my last book, Woodland Wonder. These pictures were really fun to draw and I tried to give a good examples of all the things that bring meaning to HYGGE. Time to Hygge is 25 pages of simple joys like house plants (I'm currently kind of obsessed), sleepy dog and cat, tea and coffee, candles, firelight, sweaters, socks, books, needlepoint, knitting and a good dose of Scandinavian design motifs. I hope it brings you joy and happiness during this holiday season. Happy Coloring!
My newest fall-themed book...Woodland Wonder! I felt very inspired by the artwork in my last coloring book, Garden Gnomes. This book has a similar look and feel but I wanted to make the shapes a bit more pattern-like and geometric. I created both cute "scenes" with animals and pages that feature an animals with a pattern of floral and leaf shapes surrounding it. I love this combination because it gives the colorist something more than a traditional coloring page to work with. It looks more like a print to me which I find fun and easier to work with (especially for kids/teens). I'll get a majority up in my etsy shop. I think they would be adorable printed and painted. The patterns and shapes are definitely scandinavian inspired! The clean lines and flat geometry of this kind of design is really appealing to me right now. Below are some sample pages. I hope this book brings some joy and "cozyness" to the holidays for you and your loved ones!
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I'm Jen! I have a passion for creating fun, cute, and quirky coloring books. I love to draw and I love the computer so the challenge of bringing a personal, handmade feeling to digital work is what I find the most satisfying. My work is full of what I find funny and pretty and what I like to color. If even one image makes you smile, it makes me happy!