Zen Colouring Contest #28 - || The Zen Speckled Cat || - A chance to WIN SBD by colouring a weekly pattern!



Hey Steemians!

Week 28 of #zencolouringcontest starts now!

Each week I will provide a stencil to be coloured in with no restrictions on the medium used, with a chance to win 45% of this posts payout and the weeks' donations for 1st place.

To add a little twist and interaction within the community, there will be a featured colour each week, picked at random from entrant's choices. This colour must be used in some way in your interpretation (use as little or as much of the featured colour as you like).


The featured colour this week is Pastel Colour Palette
Below is a screen capture of the random picker's selection:
(with example colours)

Week 28 Choice.PNG


The contest will run week to week, to provide enough time for entrants to colour in the pattern. It's Zen for a reason!

This week's contest will run as follows:

Tuesday 21st, 18:00 CET - 'Week Starts' post
Tuesday 28th, 12:00 CET - 'Week Ending' post
Tuesday 28th, 15:00 CET - 'Winners Showcase' post
Tuesday 28th, 18:00 CET - 'New Week Starts' post
(CET - Central European Time)

No entries are accepted after the 'Week Ending Post'.


  • Download the Stencil provided below.
  • Colour the Stencil in any way you wish.
  • Any medium is accepted, digital, traditional or otherwise.
  • Must UPVOTE and RESTEEM this post.
  • (Optional) Create your own post titled: i.e. ...Entry for Zen Colouring Contest #28...
  • Add your final coloured piece to your entry post.
  • In your entry, state which colour you would pick for next week's featured colour.
  • The FEATURED COLOUR this week is Pastel Colour Palette
  • Make sure your first tag is #zencolouringcontest.
  • Only 1 entry per Steemer.
  • You don't have to be an artist. Anyone can enter! People of all ages!
  • (IMPORTANT) Leave a comment on this post with a link and/or image of your entry/post.
  • Encourage each other by upvoting and commenting on other entries in the #zencolouringcontest tag!
  • You can add lines and shapes, so long as the main pattern remains visible.

All accepted entries will be resteemed by me and the following badge will appear on your entry post, so that you know it has been accepted:


Here is this week's Stencil:

click the image for full size, then right click the full size image and save the image.

Load the stencil image into your favourite art software on your phone, tablet or PC. Or print it out and use traditional forms of colouring! The image is sized to A4 paper for ease of printing.


I am judging the contest and will choose the winners based on creativity and originality

The prizes for this week are:

1st place - 45% of post payout + donations

2nd place - 30% of post payout + donations

3rd place - 15% of post payout + donations

Honourable Mention

Winners will receive the corresponding badge as a comment on their entry when the 'Winners Showcase' is posted. Prizes will be handed out when this post pays out.


Would you like to help support the contest further? Whether you are an entrant or an admirer, If you would like to make a small donation towards the prize pool, please send it with the memo 'ZenColouring # Donation!'.
I myself will be donating 0.25 SBD to the prize pool each week.

@gardeningchef donated 2.0 SBD last week, Thank you!

@sallybeth23 donated 2.0 STEEM last week, Thank you!


The inspiration for this stencil is cats, BIG ones! The main design is of course a lions face and the patterns inside some sections resemble those of other big cats. A tiger's stripes, a cheetah's dots, a jaguar's patches and a leopard's spots. Another animal for the creatures & critters collection of this contest's stencils!

Have fun, but most importantly have a relaxing zen-colouring sesh!


Join the Zen Colouring Discord Server:

Share your entry,
Talk with me & other colouring enthusiasts,
Listen to music & colour the stencil together,
and get exclusive #zencolouringcontest news & updates.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this ever expanding community!


You must have a Discord account with a verified email!


If you are looking for other contests to also participate in, why not try these:

@deemarshall's Artstorm Contest
Everyday you have a chance to WIN 0.25 SBD for a 15 minute themed drawing!

@organduo & @laputis' Pinky & Spiky Comic Contest
Every Monday you are given a theme to draw the adventures of 2 lovable characters!

@cobmaximus's Steemit-Webcomics Funny Comic Strip Contest
Each week you are given a theme to draw a funny comic strip!

@pelikens's Quotizm Art Challenge
Each round you are given a quote to create a piece of art around! Stand by for the next round!

@doodle.danga's Colors of Doodles Contest
A brand new interactive colouring contest where the host provides a doodle to be coloured in!

@kristyglas's Random Games Contest
Each week there is a random challenge presented by the host!

If you would like your contest to be advertised here, please let me know.


If you have any suggestions or ideas about the contest please leave a comment below and your input will be displayed here in future posts.



If you would like to use this animation on your entry post you can.
For ease, just copy the following string of text into your post:


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My Entry: Radio-active King

Colour Suggestion: Winter Palette


wow, i like it!


Thank you! :)


Thank! Where’s yours? Are you working on your entry?


I'm trying to find the time to do it haha, little busy this week


great neon affect




I love the pulsating neon animation, it is very eye catching. The pattern of colours is accentuated by the use of black in the background and inside the lion's mane.

Thanks for entering and supporting the #zencolouringcontest!


Thanks for naming Winter Palette! as your suggestion for next weeks featured colour!


Honourable Mention, Well done!!

Great Entry! Thank you for participating!


Thank you

Wow! I LOVE the LEO stencil. The perfect design considering we are in the house of LEO right now astrologically. NICE work @magiccleatues 💛 Also I wanted to say how cool the animated upvote comment resteem panel is looking in new animated form! You are always soooooo creative.

Enamorada de esta plantilla, mi signo es LEO y mañana es mi cumpleaños, así que va hacer super especial realizar esta plantilla. saludos a todos..


¡Felicidades, feliz cumpleaños!


I would love to have that design printed on a shirt!


cool thanks, you can use it


I like this. Well done. 👍🏽


I'm happy to see your entry. Good luck to you.

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Thanks very much

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the colour mix is great, looks like it belongs in fairy land, cool


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