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Giant Coloring Canvases Create a Unique Group Activity for Adults

The adult coloring craze is more than just beautifully-drawn books. Thanks to Fancy Features, this fun activity is something that many people can complete together on a much larger scale. Artists Maria Leyden and Chris Mason create giant colorless pictures that are then embellished using a vibrant set of community markers. Once the piece is entirely inked, the canvas becomes something for everyone to admire, and it serves as a unique keepsake for the event.

Fancy Features produces illustrations that are completely customizable based on their special occasion. The company has worked with the likes of charities, large corporations, schools, and weddings, creating more than 100 one-of-a-kind coloring canvases. To do this, they work with their clients on ideas for content. “You can ask me to put anything you like into your picture,” Leyden explains. She then drafts a design, gets its approval from the client, and illustrates it as big as the person or organization wants. The addition of specific people, places, and architecture means that these massive pictures are not only entertaining, but conceptually meaningful, too. 

Fancy Features: Website
via [Creative Boom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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