The Zentangle®, those relaxing scrawls

Coloring, we already know, mandalas too, but what are those Zentangle® patterns?

As Mr Jourdain, in « Le bourgeois gentilhomme » of Molière, who were speaking prose his all life without knowing it, maybe you do some Zentangle® while phoning or just while enjoying playing with a pen!

At the first sight, the Zentangle® seems to be some scrawls that we do without paying attention, but in fact, this new artistic style follows some rules. It mostly consistes in tracing, with a black pen, on a 9cm square, some abstracts and repetitive patterns, in order to reach a meditative concentration.

This art style, now registered as a trademark, was created by two Americans : Maria Thomas, drawing artist, and Rick Roberts, meditation specialist. They compared the state they entered in, while practicing their own discipline. They realized that the freedom and the concentration Maria feels when she’s drawing are similar to the ones Rick feels when he’s meditating.

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Creative contest ; New contest, new rules !

It’s time for a new contest game! And this time, we change the rules!

👉 To participate, start by downloading this model.

👉 Then color it and post your creation as a comment on the post relative to the contest on our facebook group Adult coloring fans (by Just Color) before the 06/25.

👉 The winners will be picked by random the 06/25.

And for the lots, you’re the one who’s going to climb the bet; at every remedy, a gift is added to the list!

🥇 up to 10 participants; a coloring book theme “Japan”

🥈 up to 20 participants; set of 24 color pencil “Conté”

🥉 up to 50 participants; the coloring book theme “flowers” by Zoé Connery

🎖 up to 100 participants; a great prismacolor box including 29 colour pencils, a marker, a pencil size, gum AND a coloring booklet!

Now, it’s up to you to play!

*ATTENTION* Only one participation / person

*ATTENTION* The winners of the last two contest games will unfortunately not be able to win to this one.

New creative contest CUPCAKES PARTY : color and win !

Let’s go for a new contest organized by Just color, with a sweet theme: “cupcakes party”.

Let your creativity go and make us drool with your beautiful cakes!

The principle is easy;

• To start, go to our website, in the section “Cupcakes and Cakes”, and choose the model that you prefer.

• Then, color your sweets and share them on our facebook group “Adult color fans ( by Just Color )”

• Then, tag the friends with whom you would like to taste this gluttony, and tag our page to show us your participation.

• and finally, have a look on the group to see the creations of the other participants, and vote to elect one of our winners!

Once the contest is finished, we will post the post that has received the most “like”, AND a random winner among all the participants! No more than 5 drawings/person.

Who says two winners, says two lots! The first winner will receive a great cupcake decorating set, and the second one will win the adult coloring book “DESSERTS AND CUPCAKES 2”.

Now, to your pencils! Good luck to all, and above all, have fun!

TOP 5 of the best coloring applications

5. Colorfy

Colorfy is a coloring book with more than 500 drawings!
In addition to being free, Colorfy does not require an internet connection. So you can relax in your garden, while the children play on the console, or on long flights without wifi.
Choose the image you want to color, take your (virtual) pencil and relax!

4. Mandala Coloring

It has been proven that adult colouring books that contain Mandala designs, such as flower Mandala, can have an anti-stress impact on people and can soothe the mind.
An Adult Mandala Coloring game is made of anti-stress coloring drawings and difficult Mandala that require all the attention and concentration.
This helps you express your feelings through coloring, and creates a sense of accomplishment.

Mandala Coloring has 200 pages of coloring for adults and children. These drawings vary from the easy to the complex so that everyone can enjoy a moment of relaxation and zenitude!

3. Colority

This coloring application is for everyone who wants to relax and reduce stress. The best thing you can do is to appreciate the benefits:

  • Choose from different color palettes and color shades.
  • Apply beautiful textures, filters and stickers to images.
  • Art gallery to save your atwork.

2. Happy color

Discover this new coloring application and discover all different and unique designs, with animals, unicorns, Mandalas and many more!
Color and re-color your favorite images, rediscover the pleasure of coloring.
You can Color and create beautiful images that you can save and share with your friends.
The strength of Happy Color is the constant addition of new coloring pages, moreover, the application is very easy to use, so it is suitable for all amateur colorists.

1. Pigment

Relax with Pigment, the latest coloring book app. You can choose to “tap and fill” or immerse yourself in the unique Pigment coloring experience that allows you to color as you would on paper, with 21 different pencils, markers and brushes.
Pigment offers the largest collection of high-quality illustrations, including flowers, mermaids, animals, landscapes, Mandalas and much more!
Once you’re done coloring, you can easily share your creations with friends and family and even print them.

  • Pigment is the only coloring book application that simulates pencil, marker and brush strokes for a realistic coloring experience.
  • Unlimited number of colours using professionally selected palettes and innovative colour control.

The best is that you try these applications yourself at the following links:

App Store:5. Colorfy — 4. Coloriage Mandala — 3. Art thérapie coloriage — 2. Happy color
1. Pigment

Google Play:5. Colorfy — 4. Coloriage Mandala — 3. Art thérapie coloriage — 2. Happy color –1. Pigment

“FLOWER POWER” creative competition, try to win Johanna Basford’s “world of flowers” album!

The new Just Color competition has just started, this one has the theme “FLOWER POWER“, in homage to the Hippie movement, so you will need to have a green thumb but not only!

To be the great winner of the competition, you will also have to be creative and original, we will explain why.

The principle of the competition is simple:

  • – the first step is to choose a coloring on the Just Color website, this coloring must correspond to the given theme: FLOWER POWER.
  • In a second step, just color this coloring and then post it on the group “Adult Coloring fans (by Just Color)” link :
  • Don’t forget to tag the friend(s) to who you would like to give these few flowers.
  • Finally, you and your friends still have to vote for your favourite drawings in this group, the participant most popular with the public will be declared the winner.

The winner of the competition will win Johanna Basford’s “World of Flowers” colouring album.

In this album, we travel through the landscapes, hanging poppy gardens
from South African water to the delicate cosmos of Japan, from imaginary poisonous mushrooms to enchanted fairy tale gardens.

To win this wonderful trip, show your floral creativity to the best of your ability.

Good luck to all of you, to your markers and watering cans!

Discover “Asantassi Creations” : Illustrations and Handcrafted Jewelry

Just Color is pleased to welcome a new partner artist: Isabelle, creator of Asantassi Creations.

At the same time illustrator and creator of artisan jewelry, she tells us about her two passions :

Hooked to my pencils since my childhood, I always loved artistic activities. It was for me a means of expression. A way to share my world, inspired by video games, heroic fantasy and science fiction movies and books.

During my engineering studies, I took every moment of freedom to draw. Motivated by drawing, painting, and other creative activities, I always learned as a self-taught person to devote myself to my passions. It’s quite naturally that I decided to change my career path, into creating my handmade jewellery and illustrations business.

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Michael Jackson – On the Wall : a Royal & Pop exhibition in Paris

Grand Palais, Paris, France

We had the honor to visit of the exhibition Michael Jackson – On the Wall held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, from November 2018 to February 2019.

This exhibition, originally installed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, aimed to show the influence of the King of Pop on Contemporary Art through works by around 40 famous artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Michael Jackson was above all an outstanding musician / singer / dancer, with a considerable career and international fame, but because of the unique image he has shaped over the years, he has created a myth which has necessarily been a source of inspiration for some artists, starting with the greatest representatives of Pop Art: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Jean Michel Basquiat.

The new Mona Lisa ?

These creations explore the complexity of
this artist, both in terms of personality and his artistic musical and choreographic choices and how he
dialogue with social and cultural issues
and policies of his time.

Vanessa Desclaux, Associate Curator of the exhibition

The works presented in this exhibition date, for the older ones, from the 70s, when Michael was still performing with his brothers in the group of Jackson 5 (later renamed The Jacksons). The most recent have been created several years after his tragic death (June 25, 2009) which shows that the myth is alive and well beyond the scope of music …

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Giant and collaborative Coloring page !

In early January 2019, Just Color partnered with La Plaine Images (Site dedicated to creative industries, in Tourcoing, France) to offer employees of its companies a unique and creative experience : color together a giant coloring page, on the theme of the Video Games of the 90s !

This workshop was part of the celebration of the new year, which included several creative workshops.

Overview of the evening at Plaine Images in Tourcoing, France

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“Keep Calm and …” : 20 New exclusive Coloring pages

Do you know this famous poster saying Keep Calm and Carry on, in big white letters on a red background, with a pretty crown ?

Here is the explanation of its origin, according to Wikipedia :

The original 1939 Keep Calm and Carry On poster
Keep Calm and Carry On is a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for World War II. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.[1][2] Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz did in fact take place, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known until a copy was rediscovered in 2000 at Barter Books, a bookshop in Alnwick. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.

We often find this poster with the message and the design totally transformed … It goes from philosophical messages related to Personal Development (Be unique, Believe in your dreams, Go forward, etc …), to messages including references to popular culture and Internet “memes” (Star Wars, Unicorns, Cats …).

We decided to create our own “Keep Calm and …” posters, with some messages that seemed to be inspiring, accompanied by original and simple visuals. Of course, all these designs can be … coloured !

Here are some examples of messages you can now color :

  • Keep Calm and Believe in your Dreams
  • Keep Calm and Be unique
  • Keep Calm and Eat Sweets
  • Keep Calm and Always Smile

You will find these new colorings in this gallery.

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