Outside The Lines Coloring Book

Category: Awesome Stuff
Price: $18.00
Total Reviews: 292 customer reviews
Average Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Coloring is a lot of fun. It's also quite therapeutic. Since I'm terrible at coloring nicely, I prefer the books with extra large designs to fill in. If I was any good, I might appreciate Outside The Lines. It includes pages filled by over 100 of today's creatives including graphic artists, cartoonists, and street artists. It's up to you to fill them in. Contributors include artists you're probably familiar with (if you're into that kind of thing) like Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, and Buff Monster. [Read more]

Top Reviews

It looks like EXACTLY what I like to doodle and observe
by Braxton Simpson (5 out of 5 stars)
October 25, 2014

I'm a 16 year old with a very artistic and creative mind and I went searching for a coloring book to not only color, but to provide me with inspiration for my own artwork. The cover for this book is what grabbed my attention. It looks like EXACTLY what I like to doodle and observe. The sample of this book on Amazon only had a few pictures to judge, but the reviews promised a book full of beautiful artwork to improve upon with color.

When I got the book, I excitedly opened it up and soaked in all the beautiful artwork.

Now some of the art in this book is too good to color than I tore it out and hung it on my wall, while some other pieces are too complicated to color without fine tip art products. And of course, if you've read other reviews, there are two pages of just black ink. But the rest of the book is perfect for coloring and really lets you add your own touch to other artist's work.

The book is amazing and creative and a very good idea, if there was ever another collection of works like these I would by the book in a heartbeat.
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It's a great idea, fabulous
by marion niedringhaus (3 out of 5 stars)
August 8, 2015

This totally unique coloring book has line drawings of everyone from Keith Haring to Brian Rea. It's a great idea, fabulous, even, to use the line drawings of famous artists, musicians, designers, etc. to create yet another coloring book for adults. My main problem was that, to my apparently unsophisticated eye, a lot of these I reacted with a "Huh?" I could't see how one could color them in the traditional sense. Some were abstract, or left very little "white space" for one to fill in with anything. Now, for those TRULY wanting to color outside the lines, perhaps CREATE their own lines within each drawing, then it's for you. Knock yourself out. It has an almost hip post-modern anime feel to it, which is cool, but it does challenge the garden variety coloring book expectations. I think I was looking for more..."form" within which to color. Not that I can only do Dick and Jane style drawings, but I wanted more...realistic images, I guess. But that's just personal taste. This may be just the ticket for you. See if you can take a look inside the book for more examples before buying, would be my suggestion.
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Fun and unique coloring book
by LH (3 out of 5 stars)
November 25, 2014

I bought this for myself. I am college aged and I like coloring to relieve stress. This book is full of cool, unique designs, and even has some pages that you can add your own detail to. Kids love using this book too. It's fun for the whole family!

Update: It's kinda boring, and there are a bunch of pages that I don't even see the point of coloring, and theres one page that's solid black. The designs are VERY different, as they're all by different artists. I just wasn't that impressed. Some designs just made no sense and were already shaded in greyscale, so there was nothing to color. It's not my favorite, but if you're artistic, you might have fun tweaking the designs or adding your own details.
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Healthy Mix
by margieebee (4 out of 5 stars)
May 16, 2016

This is a neat coloring book! Every drawing to color is by a different artist and includes a healthy mix of unknown and known artists' works. I recall specifically a Keith Haring that was fun to color. The difficulty level on these pages ranges from very simply to intricate. I like the mix- I have ADHD and have a tendency to color one part of one drawing, get bored, and start a new one- this book offers drawings of different complexity levels and I appreciate that. One star off because some of these drawings aren't really the most suited for coloring- for example, there are some street artist works that were included that are someone's "tag", graffiti style.
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Lovely but one concern
by Jenny (5 out of 5 stars)
February 6, 2014

I bought this for my 12 year old cousin who loved an "outside the box" coloring book I got her little sister, but to whom I wanted to give something a little more grown up. Many gorgeous illustrations of many different styles. Something for everyone. The cover and paper seem to be very high quality. There is also only one picture on a page with nothing on the back but the artist and other information, making coloring with markers a great option.. I'm thinking about getting one for myself as well. However, I felt the need to remove 2 of the pages for concerns my aunt wouldn't find them appropriate for her preteen. I don't support censorship but 2 of them were very dark and I would suggest you look through the pages before gifting it to a young person, particularly someone else's child. Otherwise, it's a really cool and good quality coloring book, especially for lovers of contemporary art. I was so pleased to see pieces by Keith haring and other loved artists I recognized. A great mix of thoughtful and whimsical art for any type of coloring mood you are in. Much more interesting than a book by just one artist.
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Unique find
by AmandaC (5 out of 5 stars)
July 27, 2016

This book came on time and packaged perfectly in a cardboard box. There are tons of images to color and I love it. Very unique book. If I had to compare it to another coloring book out there, I would say it's similar to Doodlers Anonymous. This book is printed single sided on bright white paper. I would say that it's regular weight copy paper, nothing fancy, so if markers are your medium of choice, I recommend putting a few pieces of paper underneath. Overall, awesome book and I can't wait to get the second one!
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I love this book!
by Shai Rosa (4 out of 5 stars)
January 31, 2016

I really love this book. It's inspired my creativity and as the title said, it's an artist's coloring book. There's complexity in the images that can be a hurdle but it's satisfying to bridge. And, with artwork featured from so many talented artists it's a good buy. It definitely leans abstract, modern, hipster, but if that seems kinda cool to you you'll love this.

My solitary gripe about this book is the paper. Considering it's a coloring book for artists, a paper with some more weight to it would be appreciated so that I could use watercolor pencils in it. My last attempt to use Derwent Inktense in the book yielded a wrinkled mess even after I ironed it, which luckily looked cool on the image but would make me hesitate to try it again.

Aside from that it's my fav, can't wait to try her next one!
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Practically perfect
by Ellen Rosewall (4 out of 5 stars)
August 22, 2015

I just love this book - it's full of coloring pages designed by artists, some as famous as Shepherd Fairey and Keith Haring. Unlike many adult coloring books, the images represent a variety of artistic styles, from anime to post modern to more traditional. The pages are excellent quality paper and ink does not bleed through (images are on only one side of the page with artist's name on the back). The only thing I don't like is that the book is not spiral bound, making it difficult to open flat.
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Bound freshness!
by Mr. T (5 out of 5 stars)
December 1, 2013

If you're good with your kids coloring in rainbows and cowboys, there's plenty out there for you. But if you like the idea of exposing your children to art and inspiring their imaginations, then this the only game in town. Even if there were other options, it would be hard to beat the extensive list of well-curated artists contributing to this collection. It's more than a coloring book. It's art on which your kids are meant to scribble all over.
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It's So Beautiful, It's A Collectible. Astounding Pop Art.
by Missy K. (5 out of 5 stars)
March 26, 2016

Inspired. This is a real coloring book for adults. Beautiful pop art. It's something you will treasure having. Great artists are featured, and it is sometimes reminiscent of the old days of Liquid Television. It's completely unique. It stands alone in its category. The art challenges it's contributors in the way good art should. It's an absolutely gorgeous book you don't want to kiss out on.

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