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Floating Lemons
United Kingdom
I think of myself as a work-in-progress, an illustrator fascinated and curious about the magical in art, life and in the everyday objects all around us.
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I finally finished hand-drawing my Ethnic Botanical colouring page ... then went through the process of cleaning it up in Photoshop, making the lines lovely and clear and smooth, ready for printing. As a further final check I printed out onto 120gms smooth white paper and started colouring it in... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Floating Lemons
I may have found myself a bit colour-crazy carried away with this page. It started out quite sweet and pleasant: But I had so much fun that the colours just piled on and went a bit nuts ... in the end I fell in love with the quirky madness of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Floating Lemons
My hand-drawn Hoot Hollow colouring page is now available as a printable, up at Floating Lemons at Etsy. Just purchase it, immediately download it, print it out as many times as you wish, colour it in, share it with friends and family ... just please don't sell the page or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Floating Lemons
A small peek at the next colouring page that I'm working on. The original drawn lines were a bit too thick, so I have been thinning them out in Adobe Photoshop, on my Wacom Cintiq (yes, I'm deeply in love with it. Worth every penny!) as you can see here:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Floating Lemons
UPDATE: The Hoot Hollow colouring page is no longer available as a free printable but if you’d like to colour it in, it’s now up as a printable to download over at: Floating Lemons at Etsy. Cheers! DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE COLOURING PAGES "HOOT HOLLOW" from 3-10 June 2017 As it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I began creating grey-lined versions of my colouring pages due to personal preference. When I use coloured pencils I prefer the lines to be less darkly defined. Out of curiosity I did a search online and discovered that there really aren't very many grey-lined pages out there ... is this... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Floating Lemons
This Tossed Buds illustration was originally drawn in my square moleskine sketchbook/journal a few months back, while I was on a trip: It's taken me some time to turn it into a colouring page as I had to scan it in, clean it up, then create a pattern that would... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I'm still working on the latest illustration for the colouring-book-to-be. Still in progress, but coming along quite cheerily. I asked around on the facebook groups for ideas as to what to call it and received some really lovely, and humorous suggestions. Here are some of them: Betty Davis eyes Color... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Floating Lemons
As a child I loved colouring books, and I'm sure that my love of using coloured pencils stems from my intent delight and focus while filling in the lines of various books along the years. But it never occurred to me that one day I might be creating one of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I live in temporary 'digs' at the moment, while studying at college here in the United Kingdom. I love the little bungalow I'm in, with an unlimited view of fields stretching away before me out in the back garden. A friend once walked in and called the room my Mission... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Do you have several colouring pages on the go at the same time? I seem to have ... I find that I go back to certain ones when I'm in the right mood, so have at least five of them that are waiting to be completed! Magnolia Magic is one... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I seem to have acquired quite an addiction to creating colouring pages. The bonus of course is that I get to colour them in as well, before putting them up for sale on etsy. And the plan is to get just a few more completed and gather them together in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I'm offering my Carefree Cyclamens colouring page for you to download for free: No strings attached 😀 It’s available from 1-7 May 2017. Click on the link, download it and print it at home to colour in. Hope you have fun! Here's what you'll be getting, without the Floating... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I needed some bright colours to cheer me up on this slightly grey day full of drizzle and hail, so finally got around to checking and then colouring in my Starry Florals Gift page. I did need the therapeutic break from what has been quite a chaotically busy life recently... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I have to confess that I'm not entirely happy with my cyclamens page at the moment, neither the drawing nor the colouring of it. I feel that it may not have enough little details for colouring in, and I'm not liking my colour choices here, especially that purply/lilac bit on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I've finally cleaned up (in Photoshop) and prepped my Sweet Strawberry Picker printable colouring page and it's now up for download at the Floating Lemons Etsy store. Above, I'm trying to pick the colours to fill it up with ... and below is my start on the strawberries, in pinks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Flying Bird Fish is my new colouring page, a quirky take on the underwater world, with fish and birds swimming around weird corals and plants, a fun colouring experience. Of course I had to colour it in myself, and here I'm using a bunch of different marker pens, mainly Faber-Castell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Floating Lemons
I've been sorting through the past and my older illustrations, and found this one: "I Choose to Embrace the Unknown", that seemed a good candidate for a creative therapy colouring page. Slight changes were made while I inked it, scanned it, cleaned it in Adobe photoshop, and then placed it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Thank you so much! :)
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An illustration I drew way back in August 2014 for a Spoonflower challenge: A Move to the UK and more Spoonflower Challenges. Yes, I've been digging through my old sketchbooks in search of art that I can refresh and use. This is one for the food lovers, particularly those to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Floating Lemons Treats
More explorations and discoveries, all very satisfying. Still getting a feel for facing up to shadows and fears, and I'm sure I'm enjoying it all far more than I should be. But all these bits and pieces will, I hope, merge together and make some sense eventually. Meanwhile, here are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration
Just about to finish colouring my Cactus Corner page ... checking for mistakes before I finally put it up on the Etsy shop as a downloadable printable. I've been busy and have opened up a facebook page just for my colouring pages, have a look at it right here and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Despite a hugely busy schedule I've managed to squeeze in some time every evening for (much-needed) relaxation and therapy, doodling away at what I eventually turn into colouring pages ... for even more creative therapy! Above is my latest one, and I'm hoping it's good enough to make the cut... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Floral Leaves Teatowel by Floating Lemons for Bespo UK Here's my watercolour illustration of colourful flowers with petals in the shapes of flowing leaves. A fun, quirky and playful pattern to celebrate spring ... which is just around the corner. Well, yes I hope so too. I've put the illustration... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Floating Lemons Treats
Yes, I'm still working on shadows, ravens and baba yaga the Russian fairy-tale crone/witch. It's just that I have to separate this from panda bears as they don't particularly go well together ... although who knows perhaps one day I should get them to meet up! I've been experimenting and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration