Today’s freebie is a January printable calendar from my 2017 Calendar printable set that you can print and color to start planning for the new year!

But before you grab your copy, I wanted to show you up close how mine turned out:

Free Printable Coloring Calendar with BONUS tutorial on how to create shadows with colored pencils

Do you see that slight 3D effect? I used a very simple method with a black coloring pencil to draw shadows around each section of the coloring page pattern to make it stand out and create some depth. I’ve put together a short video showing you how I did it and how you can make your coloring pages look great with this super easy shadow technique.

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If you enjoy it, you can purchase all 12 months in my 2017 Calendar printable pack for only $3.95! Check it out here.

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If you liked this calendar, you’ll love my new Printable Weekly Planner! Click HERE to check it out. I have more organizational printables coming soon, so please save this post and come back later!