Profile overview for CandyHippie.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

37 submissions to coloring

2 submissions to colouring

2 submissions to newsubverses

1 submissions to Relax

1 submissions to art

This user has so far shared a total of 47 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 26 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 43 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 53 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

According To Psychologists, Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation, submitted: 10/12/2015 4:17:03 PM, 15 points (+15|-0)

A finished fox, submitted: 7/5/2015 8:20:55 PM, 11 points (+11|-0)

Why Adults Are Buying Coloring Books (for Themselves), submitted: 7/14/2015 9:00:34 PM, 7 points (+7|-0)

/v/Coloring - A subverse for people who love to color. Hop aboard the coloring hobbyist train!, submitted: 7/5/2015 8:14:29 PM, 7 points (+7|-0)

Mandala, colored pencil. It's now framed in my work room. , submitted: 7/12/2015 9:04:15 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Is It a Cold or the Flu? , submitted: 7/5/2015 10:34:15 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

/v/GetWellSoon - Comfort and advice for sickies, submitted: 7/5/2015 10:39:37 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Free mandala coloring page: The Basis of Nature, submitted: 10/2/2015 12:20:08 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

I made a printable advent calendar to count down the days 'til Christmas., submitted: 11/24/2015 5:41:09 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Adult Coloring Books Top 13 Tips for New Colorists, submitted: 12/9/2015 8:26:12 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Cross-cultural study finds wide gap in what men and women want in a romantic partner submitted by ProfessorWoland to science

CandyHippie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

As my fiancee told me recently, "We're too different. I'm a man, you're a woman. It can never work."

Haters Gonna Hate - "Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens! Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West." submitted by CandyHippie to coloring

CandyHippie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

The author might have a point if adults were coloring children's coloring books and not adult coloring books, especially if they were coloring sloppily or simply like children. The adult coloring I've seen is gorgeous. Art is for everyone, not just kids! If adult coloring books are infantilizing, so are paint by numbers, craft instructions, knitting patterns and needlepoint patterns.

An impeccable wishing well found in a Johanna Basford fan community. submitted by CandyHippie to coloring

CandyHippie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Looking closely at it, I think the background might be done with eyeshadow. I saw a tutorial on coloring with makeup a while ago and now I can't find it! But I think you just need to carefully smudge with a fingertip. Or rolled up tissue. Or a brush, lol. Play around maybe? I think I'll practice it if I find some old eyeshadow lying around -- the effect is so nice and soft.

You're welcome for the modding. Never been a mod before, hope I do ok. It's nice to meet you too! :)

3 lowest rated comments:

Preferences? Outright biases?? submitted by exasperatedKitty to coloring

CandyHippie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I primarily use colored pencils because they let me shade and don't smudge the ink on the pages I print. I also have a background in graphite and charcoal drawing. I think the best tip I could give you is: don't try too hard and don't expect too much all at once. Sometimes it won't turn out the way you like. Sometimes it'll be an experiment, and a sort of adventure in balancing colors step by step. Some pieces just won't work out and that's okay. Practice practice practice. :)

That said, I have a copy of Enchanted Forest and I haven't touched it because I'm afraid of messing it up, lol.

Oh oh! And I also keep a piece of scrap paper nearby to use as a tester for my colors, to see how they look alone and with other colors before I apply them to my coloring page. That helps me control the finished product.

Are you in control of your mind? submitted by Frakir to science

CandyHippie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

We act, then we make a post-hoc rationalization for that action, but I bet that post-hoc rationalization has a significant effect upon the what the relevant next "automatic" action will be. I guess I should read your link to verify.