Sensational Succulents coloring book for adults

Sensational Succulents: An adult coloring book of amazing shapes and magical patterns is a collaboration between myself and illustrator Laura Serra. Below you’ll find photos, taken by me, on which Laura based the book’s line drawings. Use the photos to help you choose colors, or feel free to let your imagination improve on nature. When you’ve colored a page you’re proud of, sign it, scan it, and email it to, and we’ll include it in our online gallery!


Unfamiliar with adult coloring books? This stress-reducing activity is similar to doing puzzles, but with stronger aesthetic and creative rewards. Give it a try! Here’s a sample page you’re welcome to print and play with:

Succulent Coloring book page

I used colored pencils, but I didn’t refer to the photo (farther down this page) to determine my color choices.

Succulent coloring book


02 Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

In my 4-minute YouTube video, “The Easy Way to Paint Watercolors,” I used this photo (above) along with the corresponding line drawing from the book to create this painting ~

DLB w watercolor resized

Click here for the art supplies I use



Below are the rest of the photos on which the book’s images are based. Have fun!


04-Aeonium 'Sunburst'  07-Aeoniums  09-Agave 'Blue Glow' & A. 'Blue Flame'  11-Agave pelona  13-Succulent Centerpiece  15-Kalanchoes and sedum  19-Aloe vanbalenii  21-Aloe nobilis  23-Orostachys  27-Euphorbia gorgonis  29-Fountain  31-Succulent wreath
37-Euphorbia 'Snowflake'  39-Aeonium 'Kiwi'  41-Stacked crassulas  43-Cremnosedum 'Little Gem'  45-Echeveria, ruffled hybrid  47-Graptoveria 'Opalina'  49-Succulent cuttings  51-Echeveria imbricata  53-Jim Bishop's garden  55-Sedum rubrotinctum  57-Blue & blue-green succulents  59-Assorted echeverias  61-Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'  63-Yellow & green succulents  65-Crested Aeonium 'Sunburst'  67-Silver and pink succulents  69-Sempervivum & cremnosedum square  75-Aloe brevifolia  77-Echeveria hybrid  79-Agave parryi 'Truncata'  81-Crassula and sedums  83-Succulent container garden  85-Lithops  87-Echeveria 'Neon Breakers'  89-Kalanchoe luciae  91-Sempervivum
95-Agave combo  97-Agave 'Cream Spike'  99-Succulent vertical garden  101-Dish garden w dwarf aloes  103-Echeveria 'Cubic Frost'  107-Aloe vaombe  111-Agave potatorum  113-Aloe sp.  115-Aloe dorotheae  117-Agave 'Blue Glow' landscape  121-Aeonium 'Sunburst'  123-Sedum burrito  125-Euphorbia 'Snowflake'  127-Kalanchoe tomentosa  129-Sempervivum  131-Graptopetalum paraguayense  133-Aeonium 'Party Platter'  135-Cactus in Talavera pot  137-Graptopetalum paraguayense  139-Gasteraloe and sedum  141-Agave victoriae-reginae  143-Ferocactus  145-Sedum in Talavera  147-Aloe polyphylla  149-Agave americana, variegated  151-Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'


155-Succulent Wreath