How to Make Coloring Pages on Your iPad with Procreate

Hey there, fellow creatives! I’m excited to share with you a fun tutorial on how to make your very own coloring pages on your iPad using the Procreate app.

coloring pages ipad procreate tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll dive into the world of creating beautiful mandala coloring pages on your iPad, complete with inspiring quotes that will uplift your spirits. So, grab your iPad and let’s get started!

How to Make Coloring Pages on your iPad with Procreate

Step 1: Setting up your Canvas

To start, open the Procreate app on your iPad and create a new canvas. Choose the dimensions and resolution that you prefer for your coloring page.

To create coloring pages for print, I suggest using the Paper size, which is 8.5 x 11 inches.

coloring pages ipad page setup

Step 2: Drawing the Mandala

Navigate to the Actions menu (the wrench icon on the top left of the screen), click on Canvas, turn Drawing Guide on and then click Edit Drawing Guide.

Then go down to Symmetry > Options, and select the Radial option.

Now, using the drawing tools in Procreate, begin drawing your mandala. Play around with different shapes, patterns, and intricate details to make your mandala unique.

drawing a mandala in procreate

Step 3: Adding Inspirational Quotes

Now, it’s time to incorporate an inspirational quote (or other text) into your coloring page. Select a quote that resonates with you or your audience.

To add your text, go to the Actions menu again, click on Add, and then click on Add Text. Type out your quote, then go to Layers, tap on the text layer, and then select Edit text. Under Attributes, select the icon that looks like an O (next to Underline). This will make the text appear as just the outline of the font (note: this does not work on all fonts).

Then, you can go through your fonts and select one you like. You can download additional fonts from Creative Fabrica, if you like.

If the letters of your chosen font are connecting, they may overlap. You can then go to Layers, tap on the text layer and select Rasterize. Then you can go in and erase the overlapping lines to make the text connect cleanly.

Finally, position the text around the mandala, ensuring it complements the overall design.

ipad coloring page tutorial

Step 4: Final Touches and Exporting

Once you’re satisfied with your coloring page, take some time to add any final touches or details.

When you’re done, export the file in a high-resolution format, such as a PDF, PNG or JPEG, depending on your specific needs.

To share your mandala go up the Actions menu (wrench icon), click on Share, and then select the file type you require, and save it to your iPad.

Now you’re ready to print or share your new coloring page however you like!

coloring pages ipad procreate export


Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a stunning inspirational quote mandala coloring page using Procreate on your iPad.

Coloring pages are not only a great way to relax and unwind but also make wonderful gifts or digital products to share with others. You could even make and sell your own coloring book if you make enough of these.

You can also download the coloring pages featured in this tutorial by clicking on the image below or visiting the Downloads section of this website. There, you’ll find a collection of intricate mandalas and uplifting quote designs ready to be colored and enjoyed.

Whether you choose to unwind with a cup of tea or share the joy of coloring with friends and family, these printable coloring pages are sure to bring moments of tranquillity and creativity into your life.

coloring pages ipad procreate tutorial

I hope this tutorial has inspired you to create your own coloring pages! Feel free to experiment with different styles, themes, and techniques to create unique coloring pages that reflect your artistic vision. The possibilities are endless!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more art-related content. Stay tuned for future videos where I’ll be sharing additional tips, tutorials, and creative inspiration.

Thank you for joining me, and I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!


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How to Make and Sell a Coloring Book from Your Art

how to make and sell coloring books of your art
how to make and sell a coloring book from your art

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own coloring book? It is both fun and satisfying to make and sell a coloring book of your own art!

Last year I self published my own coloring book through Amazon KDP. The book features my own hand drawn mandala art and I absolutely love it!

Today I’m going to explain to you the steps I took to make this book so you too can make a coloring book from your own art!

How to Make and Sell a Coloring Book of Your Own Art

It is actually free (or pretty close it) to create a coloring book from your art using this method!

In order to follow this tutorial, you will need:

  • An Amazon account (it does not have to be Prime).
  • An account on Amazon KDP (which you can set up with the same login information as your Amazon account).
  • Access to image editing software and a scanner to digitize your art.
  • Software like Powerpoint or Google Sheets to build your coloring book interior.

You could also probably use Canva or another software to design the interior if you prefer, but I’m just showing you how I did it. There are many ways to produce the same result, so don’t feel like you can’t do this if you don’t have the exact software.

mandala coloring book interior page

Creating the Artwork for the Coloring Book

First, you’ll need to have some artwork that you want to use for this project. I suggest having at least 30 artworks for a coloring book. Of course, you can have more than that if you want!

Here are some things to keep in mind when creating the artwork for your coloring book.

  • Black and white line-art is best. The amount of detail can range from very simple (aimed toward kids) to extremely complex (for adult coloring enthusiasts).
  • Try to keep the difficulty consistent between drawings. Alternatively, you could start the book with more simple drawings that progressively get more complex.
  • Keep in mind that you will need to digitize your art for the coloring book. If you can create your images digitally from the start, that’s great! If not, you can hand draw your artwork in black pen (Sharpies are good).
  • I suggest scanning your drawings and then cleaning them up on the computer using a design program like Photoshop and/or Illustrator. I have a tutorial on how to do this here: How to Clean up Line art in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Save each of your drawings as separate image files, either .jpg or .png is fine.
  • Make sure the image size is large enough to fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ page. You can size down but I don’t recommend sizing up otherwise it can look blurry or pixelated.

If you have and Apple iPad, I have a tutorial on how to make coloring pages using the Procreate app.

Designing the Coloring Book Interior

I created my coloring book in Powerpoint but you could use Google Sheets or another software as long as it can produce the same result.

Create a new document and adjust the slide size to match the size of the book you want to make (ex. 8.5″ x 11″). Here is more information on KDP book sizes.

Note the size will be slightly different if you want to have bleed (the image goes all the way to the edges of the page). You can read more about bleed at the link above. For my book I didn’t use bleed, because it doesn’t fill the whole page.

autumn mandala

Once your document is set up, duplicate a few blank slides and start designing your book!

  • To add a professional touch, include some title pages at the beginning your book. Things like a copyright page, introductory pages on how to use the book, etc.
  • You could also include an author bio with your headshot, or include links to your website and social media handles. It’s your book so you can make it exactly how you want!
  • Once you’ve gotten those first few pages laid out you can start inserting the image files of your artwork, one per page. Add a blank slide in between each artwork page.
  • You want to have a blank page on the back because the coloring materials may bleed through the page.
  • Try to visualize how the book is going to look when it’s physically printed out. Sometimes it can help to actually print it, or use some sheets of paper to mock up a booklet.
  • Once you have every single page of your book added to the file, including blanks, save it as a PDF.
  • Take note of the total number of pages in your book because you will need that information for the next step which is creating your book cover.

Designing the Coloring Book Cover

Now for the fun part, designing a beautiful and eye catching cover for your book!

  • First you’ll need to download the cover template. This is where you’ll select your book’s dimensions and total number of pages and it will give you the correct file size to use for the cover. Link to the KDP cover template generator.
  • You can just use the dimensions, or you can download a template to make your cover in Photoshop or another image editing program. If you don’t have something like that you can also use Book Bolt, which you can read more about here.
  • You can put text on the binding, or not. This is completely up to you.
  • It does need to have a title on the front, not just an image or left blank.
  • The back of the book will automatically have a ISBN barcode added to the bottom left.
  • You can also include some author information on the back, like your name and website URL.
  • Make your cover look nice and appealing, with clear and easily readable text.
  • It’ll be printed in full color even if your interior is black and white, so you can make it stand out with color!

When you’re finished designing your cover, save it as a pdf. So now you should have 2 PDF’s, one for your book interior and one for your cover.

Now we can move on to the upload process.

mandala coloring book julie erin designs

Uploading the Coloring book to Amazon KDP

Now you’re ready to upload your book to Amazon KDP! When logged in, click on Create > Paperback.

(You can add a hard cover version later but it requires a different cover size).

Go through all 3 of the upload pages carefully and fill out as much as you can. Take your time here. Below are some tips and things to keep in mind while you go through this process:

  • Title needs to exactly match what is on the cover of your book
  • The subtitle can be more descriptive.
  • Author: This can be your name, your brand name, or a pseudonym.
  • Add keywords that describe your book in the description and keywords section. Think about what people might search for to find your book (theme, etc.).
  • The previewer will let you know if something is wrong with your file so take note of this. It also takes several minutes to load. But don’t skip this step, it’s always important to proof your file before you hit publish.
  • Try not to get discouraged if you don’t get everything just right the first time. This is not a super easy thing to do. Mistakes are all part of the learning process.
  • For pricing, this is totally up to you. But a lot of people sell their books for under $10 so keep that in mind.

Publishing and Printing Your Coloring Book

The final step to make and sell a coloring book of your art is to hit publish!

…..and then wait for it to be approved. This can take a few days or more. So sit back and give yourself a pat on the back for completing this project. It’s no small feat!

It’s possible that your book won’t be approved the first time through, and that’s okay. Someone will let you know exactly what is wrong via email, and then you can simply revise your file and publish again. This is all part of the process.

After your book is published you will have the option to order Author Copies, which are usually around $2 -3. This varies depending on the size of your book. You could consider buying some to sell at an art fair or give away as gifts.

I also kept one of mine for myself, both for fun and promotional purposes!

how to make and sell a coloring book of your own art

I hope you’ve discovered how fun it can be to make and sell a coloring book of your own art!

If you follow this tutorial and wind up publishing your own coloring book, I’d love to see it! Feel free to leave a link below so I can check it out.

You can purchase my Mandala coloring book here

I hope you have a great rest of your day!


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New Skillshare Class: Modern Mandala Art

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mandala drawing class

Hey guys, I just waned to let you know I’ve published a mandala drawing class on Skillshare! In this class we draw and colour 2 stunning and unique mandalas.

Click here to watch my mandala drawing class – Modern Mandala Art: Draw and Color 2 Stunning and Unique Mandalas

orange and blue mandala drawing

You can watch the intro video below:

Do you want to create some stunning mandala art today? Then join me as I take you step by step through drawing and coloring 2 beautiful and unique mandalas that you can hang on your wall, gift to friends and family or share with your followers online!

This is a traditional art class using paper and pens, but you can also follow along digitally if you prefer. 

blue and yellow mandala

In this class, I will guide you through the following steps:

  • Practicing some basic mandala patterns.
  • Drawing a simple mandala design.
  • Drawing a more complex and detailed mandala design.
  • Coloring in the simple mandala in a complimentary color scheme.
  • Coloring in the complex mandala with a monochromatic color scheme with metallic accents.

This class is perfect for beginner artists, or anyone who loves mandala art and easy therapeutic drawing exercises which produce beautiful results.

I hope to see you there!


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20+ Inspirational Free Coloring Pages

20 free coloring pages
20 inspirational free coloring pages

Looking for free coloring pages that are both beautiful and inspiring? You’ve come to the right place! Over the years I’ve created several free coloring pages for this blog, so I decided to round them all up in one post so they can be found more easily.

These colouring pages all feature my own hand drawn artwork and most include inspiring or motivational phrases to help get you through tough times.

If you’d like your finished drawings featured in my Instagram stories, tag me @julieerindesigns!

***These coloring pages are for personal use only and many not be re-sold or distributed for commercial purposes.

Click on the image of the coloring page(s) you want to download it will open a Dropbox tab where you can instantly download the file to your computer.

motivational mandala coloring pages

butterfly adult coloring page free download

buddha mandala free download adult coloring page

valentine's day cards to color

free coloring book

To access this free 6 page mini colouring book, you will have to sign up for my e-mail newsletter. It’s worth it! The rest of them do not have this requirement.

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adult page coloring free download

live laugh love coloring page

inspirational quote you are beautiful adult coloring colouring page

free adult colouring pages

Love my coloring pages and want to support the artist who brought you all these amazing freebies? Check out my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

With all of my coloring pages I recommend printing them out on thick card stock and using high quality markers or pencils to color them in, but you can do whatever you want with these really.

I hope you enjoy them!


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Free Mini Colouring Book!

free mini colouring book
free mini colouring book

Hey guys, I created a free mini colouring book for you featuring my own hand drawn mandala art, doodles and uplifting phrases!

Download the PDF by joining my mailing list below.

Benefits of joining my monthly newsletter:

  • Freebies, like this colouring book!
  • Exclusive discount codes for my store and new product updates.
  • Tips on selling art online and other blog updates.

You can print these out and colour them as many times as you want! Then share them with me on Instagram by tagging @julieerindesigns or using #julieerindesigns.

Make sure to print them out single sided since I did not add blank pages for the back sides.

This colouring book can be a nice relaxing activity on a Sunday afternoon, or an evening after work while watching TV, or even a fun activity with kids. You can even frame the finished work or put it on the fridge to add a pop of colour and cheer.

Love colouring? Explore my other free colouring pages here!

You may also like my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

I hope you enjoy this free mini colouring book I’ve created for you.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.


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You may NOT claim these images as your own, try to sell them or remove my website link before sharing.

You MAY link to them from your own blog or website, share them on social media, print them and mail them to your friends/family etc.

Motivational Mandala Coloring Pages

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motivational mandala coloring pages

We could all use a little pick me up right now and I hope these motivational mandala coloring pages will do just that!

I created these by combining my mandala drawings with inspirational phrases to give you something positive to reflect on while doing a relaxing activity. They can also be displayed afterwards as a nice reminder whenever you look at them.

Download my 3 free motivational mandala coloring pages here.

Simply print them out on paper or card stock and colour them in with whatever supplies you choose. Feel free to tag me @julieerindesigns on Instagram to share your finished piece with me!

Explore all of my free mandala coloring pages here.

motivational mandala free colouring pages

Love coloring? You may also enjoy my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

If you enjoy content like this please share it, and follow my blog for more. Also, leave me a comment below to let me know if you’ll be using these!


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P.S. – Please do not re-distribute these coloring pages as your own, and give me credit if you are posting your finished drawings online.

Buddha Mandala Free Colouring Page

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buddha mandala free colouring page

I decided to relieve some of my stress and anxiety by drawing another colouring page for you guys featuring a Buddha shape inside of a mandala.

As the days in quarantine drag on and on, I hope everyone is staying safe indoors and feeling well. I am on my 2nd week of working totally from home. It’s taking some time to get used to my changed routine.

I am going to continue creating content to share and provide some calm activities or beautiful art to look at and meditate on while we all get through this crazy time together.

Please let me know if you have any special requests for a colouring page or other content you’d find interesting or want to see from me in the next while.

Click here to download the free Buddha Mandala Colouring Page

I hope this colouring page brings you some peace and tranquillity as you colour and meditate on the shape of Buddha inside of a mandala.

Love colouring? You might also like my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book now available on Amazon!

Also make sure to check out my other free colouring pages including:

Feel free to tag me in your coloured creations on Instagram @julieerindesigns!

Take care my friends.


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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards to Color

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free printable valentine's day cards

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!

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!

Click on the image below to download these free Valentine’s day cards!

printable color-able zentangle inspired valentine's day cards

How to use these cards?

  • For best results, I recommend printing these on card stock and then coloring them in with high quality pens or colored pencils.
  • These cards are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and then folded in half. I recommend coloring them first before folding them in half so the pens don’t bleed through the page.
  • You can print them out at home or take them somewhere to be printed.
  • The inside is intentionally left blank so you can add your own personal message and say whatever your heart desires!
  • These card designs are inspired by the Zentangle drawing style which incorporates black and white doodle art style patterns.

You can check out my other coloring pages and freebies here.

I hope you have a lovely and happy Valentine’s Day!


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Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page Freebie

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butterfly coloring page preview

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

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 this Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page

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!

Love coloring? You might also enjoy my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

I’d love to see your results so please feel free to post your finished piece on Instagram and tag me @julieerindesigns!

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

Find more of my coloring pages and other freebies here.


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Mandala Drawing Templates

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mandala drawing templates

Welcome to my blog! I am excited to introduce these mandala drawing templates, which will help you create beautiful mandalas with ease. Say goodbye to the hassle of using compasses or household objects to draw circles, and start using my templates for a smoother and more efficient mandala drawing experience.

How to download the mandala drawing templates

To download the mandala drawing templates, simply click on the image of the template and open it in full size. You can then right-click and download or print directly from your browser.

You can also download the whole mandala drawing template bundle in PDF format for your convenience.

Whether you choose to draw straight on the print-out or use it as a tracing template, you can easily create stunning mandalas with my templates.

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mandala worksheet templates

To keep the template in place while tracing or drawing, you can use paper clips or masking tape. Alternatively, you can use any other materials that you have on hand to keep the template secure.

Watch me demonstrate how to use these templates in the video below.

Looking for ready-made mandala drawing templates? Check out my Mandala Drawing Workbooks!

For a more free-style mandala design, use this second template with no cross lines. On the other hand, if you prefer a more structured approach, use the first template to draw your mandala.

mandala templates work sheet

Let me share with you a couple of mandalas that I created using these templates:

mandala drawing template purple blue
black and white mandala

I personally used the first template to trace the colored mandala, while I drew the black and white mandala directly onto the printed template without the cross lines.

I am confident that these templates will be a helpful tool for you, just as they have been for me.

Say goodbye to the tedious process of drawing circles with cups and plates. With these templates, you can easily create beautiful mandalas with ease.

If you do end up using these templates, please feel free to share your artwork in the comments section below or tag me on Instagram @julierindesigns. I would love to see the mandalas you create!

And don’t forget to check out my Modern Mandala Art class where we use these templates to create 2 stunning mandala designs!

To sum up, my mandala drawing templates are designed to make the process of creating mandalas easier, more efficient, and enjoyable. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, these templates will help you create beautiful designs with precision and ease. I hope you find them helpful, and I look forward to seeing your mandalas!

If you enjoyed using these mandala drawing templates, make sure to check out my digital downloads shop for even more freebies and mandala coloring pages. You’ll find a variety of designs and styles to choose from, all available for instant download. Head over now to explore the collection and continue your mandala drawing journey!


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