have to concentrate to color in all the small shapes. That makes it an ideal method to clear your mind of many negative thoughts and it helps you relieve stress. Coloring will reduce anxiety, and help you focus and will bring you more mindfulness. It is therapeutic.
Plus, this coloring book will bring the beauty of Hawaii into your life. The next best thing to actually going there. All the work here is by the Hawaiian artist Stephen E Jorgensen. He has produced over 200 other works of beautiful Hawaiian art sold in Hawaii and on the internet. Most of his work is as large canvas wall hangings, some of which are reduced to the coloring pages in this book. A lot of his other Hawaiian work is smaller 6"X8" watercolors which provides the originals for most of the images in this coloring book. 26 one sided coloring pages are presented here.
Many of the pictures here seem like just a jumble of shapes as they are outlines of slightly different painted colors in the originals. You have to look at the full color reproductions shown on the front and back covers to see what color the shapes are and what the result should look like. You don't have to use the exact same colors but the images on the covers will show you where the fish ends and the coral begins, or where the flower petal ends and the leaves begins, and so on.
Many of the colors are just slightly different, so it is best to used a large selection of colored pencils to be able to find an appropriate color, and it helps to "layer" two different colors to get a better match. For instance, coloring a purple over a red will give a darker more scarlet red.
All the coloring pages are one side only, so no bleed-through will mess up a drawing on the opposite side of the page if you do use color marking pens.
Enjoy your coloring.