Art, Coloring pages and us ….

You will have noticed, on www.justcolor.net, we like to propose you complex coloring pages different than others ! Especially coloring pages that make you travel in space and time, making you discover styles or artists you did not know.

What better way to have a better appreciation of the genius of an artist color his masterpieces ?

Our partner artists work continuously to create new coloring pages inspired by works by Dali, Picasso, Monet … and other artists.

We also like to introduce you to lesser-known but equally beautiful works, such as this 18th century panel from Iran ! Indeed, we even explore museums to find inspiration 🙂

Discover our Art coloring pages in these galleries !

New Classic Horror Movie Coloring pages !

There are many adults who love horror movies and many adults who love coloring.

These two groups can come together just in time for Halloween with this collection of scary movie coloring pages from Costume SuperCenter.

They created incredible drawings to color with your favorites movie serial killers, including Freddy, Jason, Pennywise, Billy The Puppet and Chucky.

What better way to enjoy the spooky holiday season than to color in a Freddy Krueger coloring page while wearing a Freddy Krueger costume?

These horror movie coloring pages are a real scream !

Discover these exclusive creations in the “Halloween Coloring pages gallery” !

Are you ready to color these scary coloring pages ??

Holidays pictures contest

Did you have good holidays ?

We offer you a nice little Facebook contest to remind us and share our good holiday memories ! It’s simple:

  • Post in comment of this post your most beautiful holiday photo (without characters, only landscape, city, tourist location, etc…)

 

  • Like the photos you prefer

 

  • Among the 5 most liked photos, our jury of partner artists will choose a photo that will be… transformed into coloring and published on JustColor.net, with the name / name of its author!!

You have until September 15th ! It’s here !

Manga: Origins and conventions

Manga is a Japanese term meaning “comic”. Manga in Occident is today perceived as a comic coming from Japan. In Japan, it signifies both comic and cartoon.

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In Japan, people from all ages read manga. The different genre of manga let this large public satisfied. These genre include action-adventure, sport, business, historic, comedy or even romance among others.

 

 

 

Origins

Manga became popular in Japan in the 1950s, during American occupation after the second war.
These Americans are the ones who bring with them comics and films. This new source of inspiration is the origin of the new manga era. It is the start of the golden age.

Osamu Tezuka

This renewal of manga took place under the action of mangakas of the time, greatly inspired by western culture. One of those actors was Osamu Tezuka(Astro Boy). Passionate of animation and drawings, he uses ideas from Disney movies. It is in this way the archetype of a character with large eyes, a small mouth and a pointy chin is born. He also introduces elements used in film making, such as making sound effect apparents in pages that looked more like story board.

 

 

Characteristics

With the war came restrictions, and manga wasn’t an exception. To publish, the impression had to be black and white and paper of low quality. But it also brought new techniques to cope. First was the length of a manga. The low quality paper allowed for more pages at a time (100 for a manga, 20 for a comic). Then came the drawings and pagination.

Pagination

Manga has a really distinct style from comic. The medium being smaller, the page is split in small panels. The layout of those DON!panels can entirely revolve around a single onomatopoeia.
Those small panels also force the use of a background less detailed than those in comics. As such, characters become the focal point.

 

Characters

natsu_vs_evilgreyCharacters in Manga, disposing of a limited space, are mostly represented through their faces.
The face became so expressive for this reason.  Faces today correspond to an archetype. For example a kind and trusting character will mostly have large eyes, because he shows his emotions. Whereas an evil character will have smaller eyes, hiding those emotions.

Recolor – Coloring book app for adults

Recolor is a mobile application, available for iOS (Iphone, Ipad…) and Android. It defines itself as a “high-quality colouring book on mobile“.

Recolor includes +1100 illustrations, organized into different categories (Mandalas, Animals, Buoquets, Ornates, Lowpolys, Mortes …)

The complexity of the coloring pages available is from beginner to expert-level. So it can be used by children as by adults.

With Recolor, you can color simply by adding colors in the different zones. But you can also use other techniques : special pens, styles, filters … that we will explain in this article.

Unfortunately, everything isn’t free in this app, you can only access and color some free illustrations. If you want to color more coloring pages, you will have to pay ! 

Let’s see it in details with our full review of Recolor !

 

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