Doodle Durango: Grab your markers and channel your inner artist, cause it’s the adult coloring book issue

by DGO Web Administrator

Print off these drawings, get out your markers, and give these badass coloring pages a go.

The monster-making coloring page artist from this week’s issue, Kayla Shaggy, is a New Mexico native turned Durangatang who has published three comic books. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in the spring of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in art.

Her first book, “Monstrous,” came out after she received a $500 grant from Durango Arts Center to create the project. Since then, she has released the first two issues of “The Sixth World” – a comic book series mixing Navajo mythology and science fiction.

She won “Best of Show” for her piece “Hell” at the 41st Annual Juried Competition at the Durango Arts Center in 2017.

Shaggy is inspired by monsters and often incorporates them into her work.

In her artist statement, she wrote, “Dreams. Personal experiences. Myths. Monsters. I believe these subjects contain many emotional and psychological contexts, as well as allegories, fantastical imagery and iconography. … I want viewers to seriously examine and interpret the subjects I explore. … My main goal, however, is to be able to tell stories without telling the view what the story is about. Stories have always captivated me and I hope that my art is able to do the same for my audience.”

For more information, visit kaylashaggy.gallery.

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