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3D Designs Coloring Books

Updated on February 24, 2016
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Coloring page artist /designer for more than 30 years; get printable coloring pages at Lee's web sites (link info on Profile page).

Mind bender coloring pages, 3D designs to color
Mind bender coloring pages, 3D designs to color

Challenging 3D Coloring Books and Posters

Three dimensional drawings designed for coloring are a favorite of designers, teens and adults who enjoy working with markers or colored pencils. These tricky geomtrics are among the most challenging arts and crafts on paper for colorists looking for unique art to make their own.

The more traditional format 3D coloring books are filled with complicated geometric shapes, optical illusions and detailed line art pictures deliberately created with spatial distortions to challenge your concentration. You really need to focus on the design (and that will make you relax) while adding color to the shapes that make up each pattern.

More recently a newer style of 3D coloring books is getting popular. These pictures are similar to the film or video images that pop off the screen; they're designed to be worked and viewed with special glasses. Which type of mind-boggling dimensional color in designs is your favorite for relaxing abstract personal artwork?

Geometric designs, optical illusions and 3D art are designed for grown up colorists

Do you enjoy the challenge of complex coloring book art?

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Spotlight on Optical Illusions

Clever use of perspective and visual dissonance

Artists play with shape, negative space, object relationships and cognitively chaotic imagery to create fantastic optical illusions. Explore this mind-bending book to discover the science behind 3D coloring page art and geometric skewing.

Geodesigns Coloring Book offers mindbending pictures and designs to color
Geodesigns Coloring Book offers mindbending pictures and designs to color | Source

Mind Ware Geodesigns Coloring Book contains 12 uniquely different mindboggling three-dimensional, geometric and kaleidoscopic designs printed on single- sided high quality paper suitable for framing when they're finished.

Recommended for older kids who enjoy challenging art projects, plus a winner for adult colorists and designers.

Geodesigns Coloring Book

Mind Ware Geodesigns Coloring Book
Mind Ware Geodesigns Coloring Book

Not really a good choice for young children, but certainly a fabulous design coloring book for teens, adults and kids older than 8 who relish staying in the lines and enjoy detailed art adventures.

The best results with the drawings in this book will come from using colored pencils or markers. No worries about working with markers as the pages are all printed as single sheets, so bleed through won't affect a backing page. It's recommended you remove each page before coloring, and treat it as a drawing and a work of art.

Interestingly, Geodesigns Coloring Book is recommended by therapists, parents and educators alike to promote development of concentration and reduction of stress.


I Love Drawing and Coloring Psychedelic Designs

Digital Dizziness
Digital Dizziness

I often sketch with pencil or pen, but my primary art tool for drawing complex coloring pages is my computer. The mathematical manipulations I can perform on images using geometric movements, scaling and transformation save me hours of hand rendering time and spur my creativity as an artist.

Geometric Designs to Print

Create your own fantastic dimensional drawings with the printable geometric patterns and optical illusions in this carefully reviewed collection of design coloring pages for adults and teens

Mr. Printables 3D Mandala

3D coloring design mandala by
3D coloring design mandala by | Source

Printable 3D Geometric Coloring Page

Flat geometrical drawings can have three-dimensional qualities, some to the point of optical illusion. One of my favorite artists (M.C. Escher) was a master of illusion drawing, and his most complicated artwork offers 3D - like coloring opportunities.

This intricate 3D mandala drawing partially displayed above is available as a free printable from I find the illusion of depth particularly appealing in this drawing. It's not always easy to create this type of illustration using a computer, or even when drawing by hand, but when it works out the results are pretty amazing.

Print and color in, or use as a craft template.

3D Illusion Coloring Sheet
3D Illusion Coloring Sheet | Source
Optical Illusions Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Optical Illusions Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)

Dizzying designs in three dimension will challenge your brain and your ability as a colorist


Complex 3D Art for Coloring and Design - Dover Design Books Series Coloring Books for Adults

Dover's collection of interesting and unique books filled with designs for coloring geared toward teens and adults of all ages is unsurpassed for quality and value.

Creative Haven Coloring Books offer a challenge to experienced colorists who enjoy detailed design coloring books will love the topics and drawings in the new collection of advanced adult coloring books published by Dover.

Your comments or suggestions for new content to add to this feature are most welcome.

I am at the drawing board every day for at least a few hours. I'd appreciate any ideas that will appeal to my fans.

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    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I use to love those optical illusion books, I remember my son bringing in a few and then standing there and saying, go on mum bet you can't see what the picture is! lol! brought back memories, thanks!