I hope you LOVE this winter snowflake coloring page for grown-ups, a fun and slightly different free printable colouring page! I created this as the last Coloring Tribe freebie of 2016 (though we hope to continue into 2017).
It all started with a mailbox. Then it snowed. The bird came and perched on top. I realized it needs to be a winter bird, so it turned into a cardinal. Finally, some pretty snowflakes appeared all over. And the coloring page was complete.
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For this coloring page for grown-ups I pulled up my (ahem, ahem VERY GROWN UP) gel pens that I just fell in love with. I decided that snowflakes need sparkles, and gel pens are my favorite way to add sparkle…
You can see the sparkle on the cardinal. It’s like the snow is reflecting off of him (or her?)
But my favorite part is the way the snowflakes sparkle. Only some of the gel pens I used were metallic/glittery, but even the ones whose only purpose was to add a little brightness and shading contributed to the vivid effect.
In general, I love how the colored snowflakes came out. Gel pens are surprisingly easy to shade with (although I think I might use colored pencils for the mailbox, as that’s better for adding texture). They stay wet for a bit so you need to watch out for smudging, but that also allows you to layer/mix and to blend it a bit with your finger.
My oldest memories of snow seem to surround the mailbox. I really have no idea why, but I think that’s what caused me to start off this winter coloring page for adults with a mailbox and to build around that.
I do like the mix of broader area that presents a blending challenge, and the finer detail of the snowflakes. For the snow, I’d recommend working with soft blues and building up shadow and highlight areas. You can do this with colored pencils , or try doing it with the light blue gel pen, building more of a sharp shadow area rather than blending.
I do plan to color the background black but I’m afraid that might ruin it, so I made sure to photograph it to share with you before I attempted that!
You can click on the image below to download this snowflake coloring page for grown-ups.
This page is simply waiting for you to add your color and personality to it! I’d love it if you shared with me your coloring, by posting to the Coloring Tribe group, to my Facebook page or by emailing it to me. Credit will always be given to you if I share it!
Click here to download your free printable snowflake coloring page for adults! What is your favorite early memory of winter? Comment below!
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This free printable coloring page for adults was created as part of the Coloring Tribe’s monthly free coloring page blog hop! Find the rest of the pages by visiting the blogs below:
- Snowy Mountain Country Coloring Page by Arts & Crackers
- Penguin coloring page By Hattifant
- Winter Bookmarks to Color coloring page by Easy Peasy and Fun
- Snowflake coloring page by Moms and Crafters (you’re here!)
- Penguin Family coloring page by Trail of Colors
Make sure you follow along so you don’t miss the following month’s pages! You can find past months’ pages here.