All the colouring sheets on this website are contributed on a voluntary basis by people who love to draw and want to support the project. If you would like to send us a line drawing for the site we would absolutely love to hear from you. You can send images to us at ColouringBookProject [at] gmail [dot] com.
This page includes some frequently asked questions about how to submit colouring sheets, and the kind of imagery people like to colour in. This is based on feedback we’ve had from users, their families and healthcare professionals such as doctors and occupational therapists.
Here are a few FAQs for contributing to TheColouringBook.org.
What size and resolution should images be?
Images should have a resolution of 300dpi, suitable for printing on A4 paper (which is 8.27 x 11.69 inches or 21 x 29.7 cm).
What file type should I send?
Please send either a .jpeg, .tff or .bmp file.
What other information do you need?
If you have your own website, please let us know the address when you send your colouring sheet design over. We will always link to your site from any images you send us so that people can find out more about your work. As this site is run by volunteers and has no funding, the least we can do to thank our contributors is try to help promote their own projects.
What kind of imagery are you looking for?
We are looking for anything that might be suitable for an adult to colour in. There are some image types that are definitely popular. Here are a few ideas:
- Geometric patterns
- Famous people (e.g. actors, singers etc.)
- Local landmarks (e.g. castles, gardens, statues)
Many people with cognitive impairments such as dementia benefit particularly from work with reminiscence, which means images such as the below are especially useful:
- Classic cars
- People in clothing from past decades (e.g. the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s)
- Film actors from past decades
If you have any more ideas for imagery you’d like to see on the site or that you’d like to contribute yourself, please do get in touch.