There's never been a comprehensive guide to coloring as a hobby--until now! 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! Filled with 100 designs and art activities, you'll master exciting coloring techniques like patterning, blending, layering, shading, and other cool ways to take your coloring skills to the next level.