Sharing the love with FREE Adult Colouring Pages

Ask anyone in the bookselling biz what the hot sellers are, and it’s a pretty good bet that they’ll mention the adult colouring book craze. Suddenly, everyone has their favourite, go-to artist like Johanna Basford or Millie Marotta, and will cheerfully hand over $15 or $20 for an opportunity to recapture the simple childhood pleasure of colouring books. From lush landscapes to mandalas to quirky animals to the beloved form of Harry Potter, colouring books offer an opportunity for artistry—and stress relief—for virtually any interest.

A lovely contribution from Tim Inkster.

A lovely contribution from Tim Inkster.

Not so sure about the colouring craze? How about an opportunity to try it out for yourself, free of charge?

We are offering up free (yes, FREE!) colouring pages for download right here. Simply click on any of the images to take you to a full size version, right click, and save the file to your computer. Then print that bad boy out and start colouring!


Level 1 – Beginner

umbrellamanDownload this dapper gentleman here.

victorian_trainColour your own version of this Victorian train here.


Level 2 – Intermediate

centrepieceEnjoy this fruity display here.

presentsGet in the festive spirit with these guys here.


Level 3 – Expert

cestaPlenty of opportunity for colour with the beautiful basket here.

vatican2Test your mettle with this spectacular view of the Vatican here.

By the way—you don’t need to stick to coloured pencils. The technically-inclined might like to do some computer-based colouring in Photoshop or the GIMP, like these old-timey skaters:


Download the original here.


portraitStill want more? Browse the Dingbats section on our website for other suitable black and white images just waiting for you to add your own vibrant colours. Hope these help you find your zen!


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The Devil's Artisan is remarkable in Canadian publishing in that most of the physical production of our journal is completed in-house at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village. We print on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, typically onto acid-free Zephyr Antique laid. The sheets are then folded, and sewn into signatures on a 1907 model Smyth National Book Sewing machine.

To take a virtual tour of the pressroom, visit us at YouTube for a discussion of offset printing in general, and the operation of a Heidelberg KORD in particular. Other videos include Four Colour Printing, Smyth Sewing and Wood Engraving. Photographs of production machinery used on these pages were taken by Sandra Traversy on site at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill, December 2008.

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund (CMF) through the Support for Arts and Literary Magazines (SALM) component toward our editorial and production costs. Thanks, as well, for the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Sleeman Brewing Company.