FREE DOWNLOADS from ARTIST
Click on the thumbnail images to download the files; these are formatted as 300dpi bitmap images on 8 1/2" × 11" pages that can be printed and photocopied.
I hold the copyright to these images, and I permit them to be downloaded, printed and printedcopied only for the purposes that I describe. Printed copies must be distributed for free. If you want to use them in any other way, you must first receive my permission.
Posting the images to a web log or sharing them on a social medium is encouraged so long as it links back to my web page.
I do not charge for downloading the files. However, a donation is suggested. This should be proportionate to the number of files downloaded and the number of copies made of them.
If you are unable to make a donation, I ask that you at least subscribe to my newsletter by e-mailing danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.
Please share this resource with parents, teachers, pastors, artists, students and anyone else you know who may be interested. I intend to add content to this page often, so please visit it again and again.
I firmly believe that children desire and deserve to see detailed, intelligent artwork. I am the father of four small children; my wife has begun homeschooling the older two. I like to give them coloring sheets to aid their artistic and religious education. Sadly, many of the coloring sheets available from religious publishers, or set out in the back of Catholic parishes, feature trite or undignified pictures. Many other parents have expressed their dissatisfaction with these to me. In the hope of providing a better option, I have formatted detail images from my own drawings as coloring sheets.
I hope that adults, too, will enjoy these. The popularity of adult coloring is, to me, an encouraging sign; too many adults have the idea that art is an activity for children, and that they are incapable of improving their own ability to draw. But drawing is an attainable skill; anyone who can write his name legibly can learn to do it. Coloring books are a fine, unintimidating way to prompt artistic activity among people of all ages and all levels of current ability.
Please see also my published coloring books.
CHRIST IN MAJESTY
ECCE QUAM BONUM
ROAD to EMMAUS
FOUR LAST THINGS
MASS for the DEAD & MASS for the LIVNG
MYSTICAL UNICORN HUNT
OUR LADY of WALSINGHAM
PATTERNS for SCRIBES and ARTISTS
Many medieval artists and scribes created sourcebooks: manuscripts filled with model ornamental borders, versals, alphabets and illustrations in which other artists and scribes would find inspiration, or that they would copy. Especially fine examples survive from the hands of Giovannino de'Grassi, Guido de Vicomercato and Gregorius Bock.
Here, I intend to offer something similar, based on my own artwork: letters, patterns and pictures that may be traced or imitated. You may also use them as coloring sheets, or as clip art (for nonprofit purposes only).
I create my own typefaces, which include Benedict, Victor, Canic and Michaëla. In my typography, as in my religious artwork, I want to make things that are both original and vigorously medieval. Please visit this page to read more about my typographic artwork.
GAMES and PUZZLES
I am working on several original puzzles, mazes, cryptograms, games and craft activites that eventually will be available for download here.