Grayscale coloring can be a great way to make unique artwork as gifts for family and friends. Very often, however, the themed for grayscale coloring pages are quite grown up. They often feature fantasy or realistic designs which are not too appealing to youngsters. So I’ve been working on some grayscale coloring pages which are absolutely perfect to color and make into artwork to give as gifts for kids. While grayscale coloring pages may be a little challenging for a youngster to color themselves, as there are some fine details (although older children will be able to color these without problem), the finished artwork will be much appreciated by youngsters.
How to Make Grayscale Coloring Pages into Wall Art for Kids
If you are going to turn a grayscale coloring page into artwork or wall art for kids, before you start to color, think about where the wall art will hang. What colors are the predominant color in the room? What other features or decor are there in the room that this needs to complement. For example, how are other pieces of wall art in the room framed? What colors are they?
One of the benefits of coloring a grayscale coloring page to make a piece of wall art, is that you can choose the colors, size etc so that it is a perfect match for the room. Therefore you can ensure that you choose colors that will complement any other pieces of decor. You can also ensure that you create a piece of art which is the right size for the room. My Lady Grayscale coloring pages will give you superb quality prints up to 16″ square (most of my coloring designs are square). You will find square frames in a variety of sizes.
Here are some tips for coloring a grayscale coloring page to make wall art for kids:
- Remember when you are coloring onto gray, the base gray color comes though your layer of color to create shading and give dimension. This means that the colors you use when coloring grayscale may not be the same as when you are coloring onto white paper. Therefore do some tests first to ensure you get the color you require if you are looking to match the colors in your artwork to a color scheme for the room.
- Print the design onto good quality paper. A good quality white paper will give you the best results.
- Don’t scrimp on the frame. The frame will really help to show your coloring in the best possible way. Look for a frame which complements your color choice as well as the room where your finished artwork is going to be displayed.
- If you want to print the pages at a larger size, you can take the file to your local printer who will be able to print the page for you.
- Digital coloring is an option for making artwork to turn into wall art. Simply print the finished page onto good quality paper and frame this,
- Remember to sign and date your artwork. You are creating a work of art for a youngster which they will treasure for many years to come. Adding your name and the date will help to make this extra special.
Do you ever give your finished Lady Grayscale coloring pages to others as a gift? Do you frame it and use it as wall art in your house? If so, do take a pic and share it with me! Send me a copy or tag me @ladygrayscalecoloring on Instagram 🙂
If you like to color your grayscale pages digitally and you fancy trying something different, how about creating a mottled background using the Pigment app? This is so simple to do – and gets quite addicting 🙂
The mottled background is made up of lots of ‘digital splashes’ of color. Because we have set the transparency slider to give a high level of transparency, the effect is subtle as you start to build up the layers.
Keep tapping away! Try using different color combinations and see what works best. You can always save this version and try a new version to compare. That’s the great thing about digital coloring 🙂 It’s OK to go over the main character. That’s the best way to make the background look natural.
The eraser tool will allow you to clean any color off the main image. You can zoom in using two fingers which are pushed apart when on the screen to get close into the detail.
…and it’s as simple as that 🙂 I have done this in Pigment app, however you can achieve the same effect in any painting app that allows freehand painting.
If you fancy coloring your grayscale coloring pages digitally rather than using traditional pencils and paper, the Pigment Coloring Book App is well worth a look!
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If you are asking yourself what is grayscale coloring, the answer is quite simple! Grayscale coloring is the process of coloring over a grayscale image. The different shades of gray (grayscale) create depth and dimension to your colored image. Unlike ‘traditional’ coloring, where there are large expanses of white and the finished image is flat and two-dimensional unless you add your own shading, grayscale coloring has the shading already built in 🙂 Of course, you can still add your own shading to enhance and develop the shading in the grayscale base, however if you don’t want to – you don’t have to.
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Sign up to our Inner Circle newsletter and you will receive this lovely braided lady grayscale coloring page to download and enjoy. She’s a fun coloring project which contains a mix of features, from the detail in her eyes through to the tie-dye style background.
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Here’s a short run through showing how to use the free app, MediBang Paint Pro, to color a grayscale coloring page featuring a close up of a pair of eyes. This is a great way to get started, try some different brushes, colors and opacities to see what effects you achieve 🙂
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Layers are a feature of many digital painting programs. They may seem a bit of an odd concept if you are not used to them, however they are invaluable once you really get into coloring.
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MediBang Paint Pro is a free, highly featured art app which is perfect for coloring grayscale coloring pages. Yes, there’s a learning curve (this is an app which many people use for creating comics and other artwork) and there are many features we simply won’t need for grayscale coloring, however when we weigh this up against the fact it is free (there are many paid for apps which are nowhere near as fully features), that you can use a high resolution coloring page (many coloring apps have low resolution files) and you can use it on any device (start coloring on your phone and finish on your tablet), it’s got to be worth taking a look at.
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So how do you color your grayscale coloring pages? Do you love to use your pencils and pens, or are you more a digi sort of colorist?
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