Beautiful Colour Palettes to Inspire Your Art

Tropical sunset colour palettes blue purple lilac

Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a collection of beautiful colour palettes I made using my own photographs. Feel free to use them as inspiration for your art or colouring pages!

I always find myself struggling when it comes to colour schemes so I thought making a few of these would be a great resource to refer back to.

Turquoise blue summer water swimming pool colour swatches

Feel free to share these colour swatches on Pinterest or anywhere else you like to collect this sort of thing.

Crocus flower bright purple colour palettes

Another way I like to use these is for coloring mandalas. There are many more ways you can use these including inspiration for home decor!

Color swatches from a lake in British Columbia Canada

Make your own colour palettes using the Canva Color Palette Generator!

Sunset in Mexico colour scheme

Let me know which one of these colour themes is your favourite by leaving me a comment below!

Want to see more of my photography? Check here!

Use these colour schemes to colour in one of my free colouring pages or even to draw your own mandalas using my template!

Cheers,

Julie

Free Valentine’s Day Cards to Colour Yourself!

valentine's day cards to color

February 14th is coming up soon, so make your loved one a beautiful and unique card with these 3 free printable and color-able Valentine’s Day cards.

Click here to download the Free Valentine’s Day cards in PDF format from Dropbox

I always forget to buy a card for Valentine’s day, so I usually wind up DIY-ing one last minute.  Inspired by that idea, I decided to create these free color-able Valentine’s cards that can be printed and colored in yourself!

For best results, I recommend printing these on card stock and coloring them in with decent quality pens or colored pencils.

These are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and then folded in half.  The inside is blank so you can add your own personal message and say whatever your heart desires!

The card designs are inspired by the Zentangle drawing style which incorporates black and white doodle art style patterns.

Check out my other free printable coloring pages here.

Have a great and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cheers,
 
Julie

Beautiful Butterfly Free Coloring Page

butterfly coloring page preview

Hey there coloring enthusiasts! Today I am sharing with you this beautiful butterfly coloring page.

This is an older piece I drew a few years ago. I hadn’t gotten around to coloring it myself so I’ve decided to offer it up to all of you to have some fun with!

Click here to download the Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page via Dropbox.

This butterfly design is ready to print out and begin coloring!  It’s great for adults and kids alike.

For best results, I recommend printing it out on cardstock and using good quality pens or coloured pencils to create your masterpiece.

However, you can use any materials you have available!

I’d love to see your results so please feel free to post your finished piece here or send me a photo to any of my social media profiles!

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Let me know what you think of this free coloring page by leaving me a comment below 🙂

Find more of my free coloring pages here.

Cheers!

Julie

Mandala Drawing Templates

mandala worksheet templates

My friends, I have created some templates to help you draw mandalas more easily!  

Using these, you will no longer need to use a compass or random household objects to draw circles for your mandalas.

To download the templates: Click on the image of the template to open in full size, then right click and download or print straight from your browser.

Then, you can either draw straight on the print-out or place it underneath another sheet of paper to trace.

In person the lines underneath are more apparent, so it is very easy to see and trace them. I simply used a few paperclips to keep the 2 pieces of paper together, but you could use a bit of tape or something else you have handy.

mandala drawing templates

Note: The image above shows the template under printer paper so it may show through sketchbook paper slightly less, but should still be well enough to trace.

This second template with no cross lines works better if you are going for a more free-style of mandala design.

mandala templates work sheet

Here are a couple of mandalas I made with these templates:

mandala drawing template purple blue
black and white mandala

I used the first template to draw the coloured mandala by tracing it, and for the black and white mandala I drew it straight on the printed out template without the cross lines.

I hope you guys will find these templates useful, I know I will be using them!

No more drawing circles with cups and plates for me.

If you wind up using these templates feel free to link a photo your artwork in the comments section below!  Or tag me on Instagram @julierindesigns. I’d love to see your creations.

Ready to draw even more complex mandala designs? Check out my Complex Mandala Drawing Template here!
 
Cheers,
 
Julie
 

3 Free Printable Adult Colouring Pages!

free adult coloring pages

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably taken notice of the increasing popularity of Adult Colouring Books and pages lately!

I have always found creating art a therapeutic practice for me, so I am not surprised that this trend has caught on around the world as a stress-relieving activity.

Today I’m offering some FREE coloring pages to all of my lovely fans and followers!

Click here to print or download a PDF containing 3 full-page coloring pages, entirely hand drawn by me!

I recommend printing these on high quality paper or even card-stock, and coloring them in with some nice pens or colored pencils.

You can use these for personal use only –please don’t claim them as your own or use for commercial use.

If you want to show off your colored-in versions, feel free to post them here or on Instagram by tagging me @julieerindesigns!  You could even post them to my Facebook page if you’d like.

I hope you will enjoy coloring in these free coloring pages and have as much fun coloring them as I had drawing them!

Stay tuned for more freebies coming soon and find all of my available colouring pages here.
 
Cheers!
 
Julie