Best Adult Coloring Books for Geeks

I think most people have fond memories of colouring from their childhood, there is something about making a black and white picture come to life with colour that is very satisfying. I first heard about adult coloring books about a year ago when looking at forms of meditation. As a child it is called colouring in, as an adult it is called mindfulness. As a software engineer it is good to have a hobby that doesn’t involve looking at a screen.

I started with The Mindfulness Coloring Book, and although it is probably good for some people I didn’t like the mindless random patterns. I think anyone with even a mild case of OCD would find this book frustrating as sometimes the lines don’t match up making alternating patterns impossible.

My wife has a couple of good colouring books such as Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest. The problems is I don’t want to colour in flowers, animals or random patterns. My 2 year old daughter loves colouring at the moment and I think it was colouring in with her that made me realise I like using realistic colours.

Captain America Colouring PageNow, I am a big Marvel fan so I had a hunt around to see if I could find a good Marvel colouring book to colour in. I finally found one and this is the result of some of my colouring in. Much better than flowers or animals, at least I think so.

This is actually a French Marvel colouring book called¬†Marvel, l’univers des comics √† colorier but all the images are taken from the comics so they are all in English.




This is what some of the other pages in the book look like:

If you like Marvel there are some other adult coloring books you might like:

Star Wars Colouring BookUltron Coloring BookGame of Thrones Coloring BookDoctor Who Colouring BookHarry Potter Colouring BookSherlock Coloring BookLord of The Rings Coloring Book

Of course you might want to consider some proper colouring pencils (that you hide from little hands). My wife and I love Faber Castell pencils. If anyone wants to buy us these we would be very grateful! Have fun colouring.

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