There's never been a comprehensive guide to coloring as a hobby-until now! More than just a fad, coloring books are crowding bookstore shelves and burning up the bestseller lists. But getting great results is not as simple as it looks. Inside this friendly guidebook you'll find easy-to-follow advice on tools and techniques that will have you creating art like an accomplished "colorista" in no time. Each step-by-step lesson includes beautiful examples by top coloring book artists. Discover the many types of markers, colored pencils, gel pens, watercolors, and other art media now available-there are many more options today than you had back in grade school! Master exciting techniques like patterning, blending, layering, shading, and other cool ways to take your coloring experience to the next level.