The holidays are just around the corner as are holiday coloring books. George Toufexis’ Christmas Color By Number is a stunningly beautiful example described as an adult coloring book designed for “experienced colorists.”
Beautifully drawn and highly detailed, Christmas Color By Number contains 46 picturesque holiday scenes featuring “beautifully decorated houses, cozy fireside settings, quaint town squares, and all things Christmas — snowmen, Santas, sleighs, stockings, and much more.” Each one is numbered to make use of the included color chart or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can use your own color scheme. I recommend trying one using the provided color guide before attempting your own colors.
Many of the images are traditional, but among them I found images including a fun Christmas cactus, a collage of holiday treats and, of course, really cute dogs and cats. All of the image pages are perforated so you can display your finished artwork to impress your family and friends.
If you’re an “experienced colorist” or you just enjoy making stunning images with colored pencils, I highly recommend Christmas Color By Number. With a little patience and a lot of stamina, I know you’ll come up with a beautiful piece of art suitable for framing.
Christmas Color By Number is a publication of Dover Publications and retails for $9.99US and $13.50CAN. You can purchase it in bookstores and online.