There are so many beautiful landscapes across the United States and grayscale coloring allows you to pour some of yourself into photos of some beautiful and amazing places. About ten years ago, Jennifer Pinkley started to take photos of magical and inspirational places places she visited on her many backpacking, hiking, and camping trips all over the country. She’s accumulated thousands of photographs, and has printed out and framed many of them. She also wanted to start trying to recreate some of the photos as drawings, but found the drawing process intimidating. How do you start? What colors should you use? How do you get the perspective of the original landscape correct?
That’s when she discovered grayscale drawing. By printing out grayscale images of her photos then coloring them in with colored pencils, she was able to actually create drawings of some of her favorite landscape photos. With colored pencils, it’s easy and fun to change the color scheme, use vibrant colors not in the original photo, and simply use your imagination. Grayscale coloring is fun, rewarding, relaxing, and creative. Now she wants to share her favorite images with you.
This coloring book includes 30 of Jennifer’s favorite images and is split up into five different types of landscapes: forests, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, and deserts. If you would like to see the original images, as well as each grayscale image includes in the coloring books, just visit Landscapes of America: the images.
Where to buy this book
This book is available for $9.99 on Amazon. Prime shipping is available. Give it a try!
Here are some examples of images included in the coloring book: