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Hottest New Coloring Books: February 2017 Roundup

Written by Adrienne

 

It was a short month, no doubt about it, but that didn’t stop some really impressive new coloring books from making an appearance in February! From dreams to skulls to paperscapes, here are some really cool coloring books newly available right now.

In this monthly series, I round up the list of the hottest new releases in the coloring book world for the past month, so you don’t need to dig to find new books you’ll love. Feel free to sound off about other new releases you’ve got your eyes on in the comments! Got a coloring book to share? You can click here to send it to Cleverpedia!

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Hottest new coloring book releases in February 2017! One of the most impressive new books this month features a cat wandering through its owner's dreams.

1. Dream Weaver: A Coloring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away

Dream Weaver: A Coloring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away

Dream Weaver: A Coloring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away

Dream Weaver: A Coloring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away

Dream Weaver: A Coloring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away

Release Date: February 7, 2017

I was blown away when I saw the illustrations inside this book. Dream Weaver is a sort of coloring storybook that follows a woman’s adventure through her dreams in pursuit of her curious cat. The cat and the dreaming woman can be found in every image.

There is a Japanese vibe throughout the artwork that I really adore, and the illustrator Olivia Whitworth even explains on Amazon that she was “inspired by 19th century Japanese prints and contemporary design.” There are forests, underwater scenes, cities, mountains, hot air balloons, botanical gardens, Japanese kites, and more lovely scenes to explore.

In total there are 94 pages to color, printed in lovely spreads on both sides of the page. The designs run right to the edge of the page and into the binding. The pages are thick enough to withstand water-based markers, India ink pens, and gel pens, but more intense media like watercolor or alcohol-based markers will bleed through to the other side of the page.

Overall, this is the new release I am most excited about in February! If you love the previews above I definitely encourage you to pick up a copy on Amazon.


2. Hello Happiness: An Adult Coloring Book to Live Your Happily Ever After

Hello Happiness: An Adult Coloring Book to Live Your Happily Ever After

Hello Happiness: An Adult Coloring Book to Live Your Happily Ever After

Hello Happiness: An Adult Coloring Book to Live Your Happily Ever After

Release Date: February 14, 2017

This is such a cute book! If you love coloring in fanciful, doodly illustrations with quotes, this is the perfect new release for you.

This book is kind of a combination crafty/DIY how to book and coloring book, because it gives some ideas for using new techniques to color in the images in the book, as well as offering up other suggestions like using them as embroidery patterns or t-shirt transfers.

There are over 50 illustrations to color, printed on just one side of perforated pages. The paper is heavy enough to hold its own, even if you decide to pull out a page and use watercolors, like this Amazon reviewer did:

Hello Happiness: An Adult Coloring Book to Live Your Happily Ever After

Overall, this is a really cute book that looks like a ton of fun to color, and is very versatile for how you choose to use it. Grab your copy right here!


3. My Colorful Town: A Coloring Tour

My Colorful Town: A Coloring Tour

My Colorful Town: A Coloring Tour

My Colorful Town: A Coloring Tour

Release Date: February 7, 2017

This new coloring book by Japanese artist Chiaki Ida is in many ways a little reminiscent of the work of another Japanese illustrator, the Romantic Country books by Eriy. It is also square but a slightly smaller format than those books, about 9 inches square.

This book follows a little girl through the small shops of her hometown, from a beloved bookstore, to a bakery, a florist, dress shop, coffee shop, clockmaker’s shop, and more. The illustrations have a gentle, hand-drawn feel to them. If you loved getting lost in your local used bookstore as a child, like I did, this book will have a lot of nostalgia for you.

There are 68 pages to color printed on both sides of the page. The paper is medium-weight and slightly cream-colored to add to the antique feel of the coloring book. Some of the pagespreads have two separate illustrations, while others are one larger illustration that crosses the binding.

If you like Eriy’s coloring books, or just love coloring scenes full of many little objects, you’ll enjoy this coloring book. You can get a copy right here!


4. Carnival Escape: Go Wild in this Colorful Parade

Carnival Escape: Go Wild in this Colorful Parade

Carnival Escape: Go Wild in this Colorful Parade

Carnival Escape: Go Wild in this Colorful Parade

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Jade Gedeon is a talented artist whose colorful patina jewelry has been worn by many famous celebrities. She has published several coloring books to date, and this is her newest, inspired by Trinidad’s Carnival. You can see sample pages from the book in the shots above, taken from Jade Gedeon’s Instagram.

The book contains 30 illustrations, printed on both sides of high-quality art paper heavy enough to stand up to watercolors. The binding is a special “lay flat” style that keeps the book open as you work.

Jade Gedeon’s books are great for learning how to use watercolor. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get yourself some watercolor paints and try them out, don’t wait — go ahead and pick up a copy of this book and some watercolors and go to town!


5. Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate

Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate

Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate

Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate

Release Date: February 7, 2017

I reviewed this coloring book in-depth back in January — you can read the full review here!

In short, this book has 32 pages to color, printed on one side of thick, perforated pages. It features some guidance from Arielle Ford, a soulmate expert who explains how to use the Law of Attraction to discover your soulmate.


6. Paperscapes New England (Make It By Hand)

Paperscapes New England (Make It By Hand)

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Time for something really novel: a coloring book that, with a little work, transforms into a folded paper New England town.

This book contains 30 projects. Each project is printed on die-cut cardstock that you can color, punch out, and fold into a whole town of little buildings.

If only I could find a picture of the finished product online — alas, I scoured the internet and could not find a picture of it anywhere. If you get ahold of this and make some of the projects, please send me a picture and I’ll share it!


7. Skulldoodles: Squidoodle’s Book of Skulls

Skulldoodles: Squidoodle's Book of Skulls

Skulldoodles: Squidoodle's Book of Skulls

Skulldoodles: Squidoodle's Book of Skulls

Release Date: February 8, 2017

It’s nowhere near Halloween, but I’m still liking this new book of hand-drawn skull designs by Steve “Squidoodle” Turner. There are a variety of different kinds of skulls, from dinosaur skulls to unicorn skulls, and also different design styles like sugar skulls, patterned skulls, and skull mandalas.

This book contains 30 illustrations to color printed on just one side of fairly thin paper. If you like the preview images above, click here to get your own copy!


8. Pushing Up Daisies: A Coloring Book

Pushing Up Daisies: A Coloring Book

Pushing Up Daisies: A Coloring Book

Pushing Up Daisies: A Coloring Book

Release Date: February 18, 2017

Speaking of skulls, this new coloring book illustrated by Natasha Cribbs pairs animal skulls with beautiful flowers. Each death/life pairing is labeled with the type of skull and the meaning of the flowers laid out around it.

There are 12 illustrations to color, printed on just one side of fairly thin paper. If you like the preview images above, click here to get your own copy!


9. A Space Voyage Vol. 1: Planet Hopelia

A Space Voyage Vol. 1: Planet Hopelia

A Space Voyage Vol. 1: Planet Hopelia

A Space Voyage Vol. 1: Planet Hopelia

Release Date: February 17, 2017

This coloring storybook transports colorists to Planet Hopelia, a world of peace and harmony. Each page features other-worldly architecture, beings, and flora.

This is actually the second edition of this book, printed at a slightly different aspect ratio on thinner paper for half the price of the original, spiral-bound version. It features 33 illustrations to color, printed on one side of the page.

If you like the look of this book, you can get ahold of the new edition here, or the high-quality original edition here (US and Canada only).


10. Crystal Menagerie Coloring Book: Geometric Animals to Color and Display

Crystal Menagerie Coloring Book: Geometric Animals to Color and Display

Crystal Menagerie Coloring Book: Geometric Animals to Color and Display

Crystal Menagerie Coloring Book: Geometric Animals to Color and Display

Release Date: February 28, 2017

This new coloring book by artist Michelle Waldie simplifies animals into crystalline geometric forms that you can turn into colorful masterpieces. The book includes foxes, birds, hedgehogs, and more rendered into the low-poly look.

The book is ten inches square and hardcover, with 40 illustrations printed on just one side of the page.


So there you have it — ten brilliant new releases for the month of February! Stay tuned — before you know it, we’ll be putting out a list for March!

What’s your favorite new release? Did I miss something incredible? Share in the comments below! If you are an artist with a new book or an upcoming release, you can click here to send it to Cleverpedia!

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