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Love Adult Coloring Books? Check Out These Accounts And Hashtags On Instagram!

Loads of coloring inspo ahead!

The adult coloring book craze is totally blowing up these days, with everyone from the celebs you follow on Instagram to your mom filling in those pretty patterns to melt their stress away. Whether you’re a straight-up coloring enthusiast or a coloring newb, follow the accounts and hashtags below to pick up some inspo—and find out which book you’re going to score next!

1. Johanna Basford (@johannabasford)

The Scottish illustrator’s Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest are two of the bestselling adult coloring books out there. Thanks to IG, we now know that she’s about to release her latest masterpiece, Lost Ocean. Yay! See also: #JohannaBasford, #SecretGarden, #EnchantedForest

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2. Millie Marotta (@milliemarotta)

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Another bestselling adult coloring book is UK artist Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, which features animal illustrations filled with delicate details. Her latest, Tropical Wonderland, just came out, and the designs are just as lovely. See also: #MillieMarotta, #AnimalKingdomBook, #TropicalWonderland

3. Emma Farrarons (@emmafarrarons)

Yet another bestseller is UK-based Emma Farrarons’s The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People, which offers intricate, quirkily hand-drawn patterns that are sure to pull you in and help create a state of mindfulness. See also: #EmmaFarrarons, #MindfulnessColouringBook

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4. Angie Grace (@angiegracecoloringbooks)


Mandalas—spiritual symbols representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist religions—are a common theme in coloring books. One popular mandala-styled coloring book is Angie Grace’s Balance (Angie's Extreme Stress Menders Volume 1); you can view her hypnotic, harmonious works on this IG account. See also: #AngieGrace, #MandalaColoringBook 

5. Mel Elliott (@i_love_mel)

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The UK-based artist behind the quirky Colour Me Good books has released “unofficial coloring books” featuring line drawings of celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hiddleston, James Franco, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Now add Jamie Dornan to that list. See also: #MelElliott, #ColourMeGood 

6. #TattooColoringBook

Yes, there are coloring books with designs that mimic tattoo art! One of the more popular ones is The Tattoo Coloring Book by UK-based artist Megamunden. Pick up one of these not just to relax, but for inspo if you or your boyf are looking to get inked. See also: #Megamunden 

7. #ColorMeCalm

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Color Me Calm is one of the bestselling books by licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter, both from the US, who teamed up to produce coloring templates with the goal of helping users meditate and relax. Enter this hashtag to get a load of their charming drawings. See also: #LacyMucklow, #AngelaPorter 

8. Kerby Rosanes (@kerbyrosanes)

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This Filipino illustrator is behind two internationally bestselling coloring books: Doodle Invasion and Animorphia. Follow him on IG and be wowed by his incredibly detailed doodles. See also: #DoodleInvasion, #Animorphia 

9. Color Me Doodle (@colormedoodle)

In addition to creating the locally popular Color Me Doodle coloring sheets, Manila-based artist Mark Dean Lim also holds workshops on coloring. Check out this IG account for updates on workshops and new releases. See also: #ColorMeDoodle, #CMDWorkshop 

10. Hue Can Do It! (@HueCanDoit)

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Summit Media will be launching its own adult coloring book series, Hue Can Do It! and Hue Can Do It, Too!, at The Philippine Literary Festival 2015 on August 29, 1pm-2:30pm at Raffles Makati’s Ballroom 2. It promises to gather the works of 44 of the most talented Filipino illustrators today. While the books haven’t hit stands yet, stalk this IG account for a feel of what the designs will be like. See also: #HueCanDoIt, #HueCanDoItToo

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