There is no artist, who would buy their children coloring books or taught to paint pictures. What does this mean? Coloring is a kind of framework, hindering the development of the imagination. They contribute to the formation of habits of the finished drawing, in which a flight of fantasy and free creativity is almost impossible.
There are lots of tools: pencils, markers, paint crayons. Each material has its own characteristics and advantages, promoting the development of specific skills. It is recommended to start with pencils.