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ColorIt April Fan of the Month Winners

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What is your perfect coloring atmosphere? Is it in a quiet, secluded place? Your favorite park? Or riding the subway to work? It's always different for every colorist! For me, my favorite spot is anywhere comfy with a fuzzy blanket, a refreshing beverage and my favorite music playing. For April Fan of the Month winner Debra Abbey, it's surrounded by her loved ones. Loretta Dorn, another April winner, likes to color with sounds of water in the background. There truly is no wrong way to color! Read along to learn more about our six April Fan of the Month winners, see their amazing creations, and even grab a special offer!

 When did you first pick up a coloring book?
I am not really sure, but I have loved coloring and drawing ever since I can remember.

Describe your perfect coloring atmosphere.
I love coloring anywhere really, but I love it the most when coloring with my family. We actually have coloring days when my children and grandchildren come out for the day and we color together.

Tell us about your creative process when you get ready to color.
That is a tough one.  Sometimes, a coloring scheme comes to me right away. Other times, I color a picture in stages because it takes me time to decide what to do next. I have spent hours, even days deciding how to color a picture. I sometimes lay awake at night and let ideas roll through my mind. I have had some of my really good ideas just before falling asleep!

Blissful Scenes

How has coloring changed or added to your life?
Coloring/drawing has always been a special interest of mine but lately, it has become more of a relaxing activity.  I have health issues and can't engage in the physical activities I used to. Coloring allows me to do something I love while also giving me a sense of accomplishment.

What advice would you give someone who isn't confident in their coloring technique?
I have some family members who say they don't want to color because nothing they do could compare to mine.  What I say to them is:
"There is always someone who will be better than me, but each picture I color is a reflection of who I am and nothing can take that away." 

What’s your favorite ColorIt book? What title would you like to see in the future?
I love all of the ones I have purchased so far. I would eventually like to get all of them. As far as future books go, I like to be surprised. Surprise me!

Is there anything else you want to share about your love of coloring?
I watch a lot of YouTube videos to improve my technique.  Especially when using a medium I have never used before.  The markers I used in this picture were a first for me. I spent a lot of time online learning techniques for coloring with markers.  I am still learning and will continue to improve because I like to take my time and don't try to rush through a picture. As long as the result is pleasing to me, it is worth the time and effort I have put into it.


When did you first pick up a coloring book?
I started adult coloring about 2 years ago.

Describe your perfect coloring atmosphere.
like to color on the sofa listening to soft music with water sounds like waterfalls and rain.

Tell us about your creative process when you get ready to color.
I start with the larger items in a picture to establish what my main colors will be. I color every day.

How has coloring changed or added to your life?
n hour goes by like 5 minutes and I find it very enjoyable.

Blissful Scenes

What advice would you give someone who isn’t confident in their coloring technique?
You can watch instructional videos on the computer to learn techniques or you can not worry about techniques. The more you color the better you'll become. It's about having fun.

What’s your favorite ColorIt book? What title would you like to see in the future?
My favorite book is Blissful Scenes by Hasby Mubarok. I have 2 of his books and am looking forward to more.

Is there anything else you want to share about your love of coloring?
I urge everyone to color. It can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want to make it and you can take it with you wherever you go. I have a genetic eye disease and have had 2 cornea transplants so I'm grateful every day that I can color.

Take a look at all the April Fan of the Month Winners!

Mandalas Volume 1

We love how this mandala colored by Sarah Blanton comes right off the page! The shading throughout the coloring page really creates a dynamic three-dimensional look! Sarah included her ColorIt gel pens in her submission, which doubled her prize!!

Colorful Flowers

Jo Hanson created this beautiful sunflower from our Colorful Flowers coloring book. I absolutely love the shading throughout this coloring page and the white border around the flower really makes it POP! AJ says this page was his second favorite creation. Beautiful work, Jo! Fun fact: Erika's favorite flower is the sunflower!

This Blissful Scenes drawing by Linda Fleischman is so colorful!! Linda was unafraid to use a multitude of colors throughout the patterns to create a beautiful masterpiece! I would love to attend this vibrant backyard tea party. Way to go, Linda!

This page from Mandalas Vol. 1 was colored by Mary Thompson. I love Mary's choice of colors throughout this design, but my favorite part is how she left some spots white throughout the page to give it more depth! What a wonderful mandala, Mary!

Each winner is rewarded a $25 ColorIt gift card, but there is a way to double your winnings! Include your ColorIt markers, gel pens or colored pencils in your submission photo! It's that easy! If you're looking for a chance to be featured as ColorIt's Fan of the Month, go to our Fan of the Month contest page to learn more!

Want 10% off our fan favorite coloring book Blissful Scenes? Let us know what kind of atmosphere puts you in a state of pure coloring bliss in the comments below and enter coupon code BLISSFUL10 at checkout!! Happy coloring! (:

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  • I like to listen to oldies music or a Beth Moore sermon on you tube while coloring.

    Aloma Tally on
  • Just wanted the winners to know that they are talented and creative. They did such a beautiful job. Congratulations to all.

    April James on
  • Looking forward to getting the new book that I have pre-ordered.
    Thanks for such great products.
    Granny Jo

    Jo Eva Davis on
  • I so love your books… I have all of them! Just wondering – with the quality of product you provide – might you consider doing a geometric patterned book? I really liked the Mandala books (i got 2 of the first volume because I really liked those designs!). If you ever do a geometric themed book, I’d appreciate an advance notice of such! I’ll order! Most definitely!

    Lynn Pendleton on

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