04 March 2017

COLORING SHEETS: CHRIST IN MAJESTY

I firmly believe that children desire and deserve to see detailed, intelligent artwork. I am the father of four small children; my wife has begun homeschooling the older two. I like to give them coloring sheets to aid their artistic and religious education. Sadly, many of the coloring sheets available from religious publishers, or set out in the back of Catholic parishes, feature trite or undignified pictures. Many other parents have expressed their dissatisfaction with these to me. In the hope of providing a better option, I have formatted detail images from my own drawings as coloring sheets.

I hope that adults, too, will enjoy these. The popularity of adult coloring is, to me, an encouraging sign; too many adults have the idea that art is an activity for children, and that they are incapable of improving their own ability to draw. But drawing is an attainable skill; anyone who can write his name legibly can learn to do it. Coloring books are a fine, unintimidating way to prompt artistic activity among people of all ages and all levels of current ability.

Here are six coloring sheets based on my drawing of Christ in Majesty:

   

   

More coloring sheets are available here.
I hold the copyright to these images, and I permit them to be downloaded, printed and photocopied only for use as coloring sheets. Printed copies must be distributed for free. If you want to use them in any other way, you must first receive my permission. Posting the images to a web log or sharing them on a social medium is encouraged so long as it links back to my web page.

I do not charge for downloading the files. However, a donation is suggested. This should be proportionate to the number of files downloaded and the number of copies made of them.



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