These beautiful, detailed bird coloring pages for adults are the perfect way to de-stress and relax. Each page features complex, zen-style illustrations of birds to color.
Keep scrolling to discover these 21 free printable bird coloring pages for grown ups!
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How to use printable coloring pages for adults
Printing your own coloring pages is easy, plus it’s cheaper than buying coloring books. I love printing and coloring my favorite pages multiple times. I also find that using printables removes the fear of making a “mistake” when coloring, so I enjoy it more. If I don’t like the way a certain color choice turned out, I can always print another copy and color the page again without buying whole new book.
For a more enjoyable, relaxing coloring experience, print your coloring pages on 32lb bright white paper, not whatever cheap copy paper is in the printer at work. The 32 lb paper is thick, bright, and smooth for rich colors. Your marker or pencil will glide across the page when you use this paper!
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The markers, pens, or pencils you use to color can have a big impact on your coloring experience, too. Let’s take a quick look at three popular options for adult coloring pages:
- Gel pens
- Colored pencils
There are lots of very inexpensive gel pen sets available. They’re so tempting to pick up, but equally frustrating to color with. That’s why I wrote an entire post on the best gel pens for coloring, including budget options that actually color. The TL;DR version is that these are my two top picks:
For coloring markers on a budget, try Crayola Supertips. They’re fun for both adults and children. They can color fine detail or make broad strokes, available in a variety of colors, and you can even use them for hand lettering practice!
One thing to note is that the caps don’t always look exactly like the ink. This is a common marker problem I’ve noticed with other brands, too. I recommend swatching your markers out or testing them on a scrap sheet before coloring your page so you don’t have unpleasant surprises.
- Sold as 50/ST.
- Markers have tips that are smooth, not scratchy.
- Fine line markers with a versatile tip that draws thick or thin lines.
When it comes to colored pencils, nothing can top a set of Prismacolors. Prismacolor colored pencils are soft and creamy. They color easily and are great for blending.
- Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows
- Ultra-smooth, even color laydown
- Lightfast, richly saturated pigments
Free printable bird and blossom coloring pages for adults
This collection of 21 complex bird coloring pages has a variety of birds including:
- Secretary bird
- And more!
There are no owls in this set. Please see this post with free printable owl coloring pages for an entire set of gorgeous owls to color.
Because there are so many free coloring pages, downloading each one individually would be annoying and time consuming. All 21 pages are available for download in one single file located below the preview images. The previews images are shown in groups, but each bird has its own page in the PDF.
Like all printable coloring pages on The Artisan Life, these are for personal and single classroom use. This includes use with Scout troops, Sunday school classes, book clubs, therapy clients, assisted living residents, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity and not charging specifically to participate.
You are not licensed to redistribute (or sell) the files to others for use with their students and/or children. Please refer your friends and coworkers to this page so they can download their own copies.
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I hope you enjoy coloring these birds! There are lots of free coloring pages here on The Artisan Life to explore, so make sure to grab some more while you’re here: