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The Most Challenging Coloring Books for Advanced Colorists: Test Your Skills

Unleash your creativity and elevate your coloring game with these challenging coloring books designed specifically for advanced colorists. Dive into intricate patterns, complex designs, and detailed illustrations that will keep you engaged and test your skills. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most demanding coloring books available, offering an exciting challenge for those looking to push their artistic boundaries.

A "Game of Thrones" character illustration
A "Game of Thrones" character illustration

"Extreme Coloring" by Kerby Rosanes

Known for his incredibly detailed illustrations, Kerby Rosanes delivers a captivating coloring experience for advanced colorists. "Extreme Coloring" features elaborate scenes filled with intricate patterns, whimsical creatures, and surreal landscapes that will keep you busy for hours.

"Lost Ocean" by Johanna Basford

Dive into the depths of the ocean with Johanna Basford's enchanting underwater world. This coloring book is filled with intricate seascapes, complex coral reefs, and delicate sea creatures that will challenge even the most experienced colorists.

"Fantastic Cities" by Steve McDonald

Travel the world through Steve McDonald's mesmerizing illustrations of cityscapes and architectural wonders. "Fantastic Cities" presents a unique challenge, as colorists navigate the intricate details of urban landscapes and iconic structures.

"The Flower Year" by Leila Duly

A beautiful and intricate coloring book that takes you through the seasons with stunning floral illustrations. Leila Duly's "The Flower Year" offers advanced colorists the opportunity to explore complex botanical patterns and delicate flower designs.

"The Menagerie" by Richard Merritt and Claire Scully

This collection of intricate animal illustrations will captivate advanced colorists. From detailed peacocks to geometric lions, "The Menagerie" offers a challenging coloring experience that celebrates the beauty of the animal kingdom.

"The Time Chamber" by Daria Song

Enter a whimsical world of clockwork and enchantment with Daria Song's "The Time Chamber." This intricately illustrated coloring book offers advanced colorists an escape into a magical realm filled with elaborate scenes and hidden surprises.

"The World of Debbie Macomber" by Debbie Macomber

Bestselling author Debbie Macomber brings her stories to life with this intricate coloring book featuring scenes and characters from her novels. With its detailed illustrations and engaging narratives, this coloring book will challenge and delight advanced colorists.

"The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book" by George R.R. Martin

Immerse yourself in the world of Westeros with this intricate coloring book featuring illustrations from the popular "Game of Thrones" series. With its elaborate designs and iconic characters, this coloring book is perfect for advanced colorists and fans of the show.

"Zendoodle Coloring: Uplifting Inspirations" by Justine Lustig

Unwind with intricate zendoodle designs paired with uplifting quotes and affirmations. This coloring book offers advanced colorists a chance to practice mindfulness while navigating complex patterns and inspirational messages.

"Color Me Fearless" by Angela Porter and Lacy Mucklow

Face your fears with this coloring book designed to help you tackle anxiety through art. "Color Me Fearless" features complex illustrations and motivational quotes, providing a therapeutic and challenging coloring experience for advanced colorists.


Challenging coloring books offer advanced colorists an opportunity to test their skills, explore intricate designs, and dive deeper into the world of coloring. Whether you're looking for a mental escape, a way to practice mindfulness, or simply want to push your artistic boundaries, these coloring books provide a rewarding and engaging experience. Happy coloring.


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