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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 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 5 hours ago at Floating Lemons
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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 2 days ago at Floating Lemons
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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
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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
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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! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on Drawing: Bookstack at Floating Lemons
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Quick update on my colouring pages. Here's a new one I'm working on, Cactus Corner. Needs to be finished, scanned, cleaned up in Photoshop and then posted to my Etsy store. I'll post a link to it once it's done. I've been having a sale (buy 2 and get 1... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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Every once in a while it's good to take some time off for a break, and do something inconsequential, that has nothing to do with college or work ... to just have fun painting loosely and making a mess and enjoying it all without considering the end result. After all,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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Taking a small break from the pandas to concentrate on college work and some therapeutic colouring, using my own drawn colouring pages. This is the latest one, Dainty Daffodils, and I normally post these up at my Floating Lemons art blog, but as I'm working on panda thumbnails and haven't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration
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I have so many different projects on at the moment that I'm finding it difficult to set time aside to just relax and indulge in much-needed art therapy. As a consequence I seem to have started on a few things that have been in-progress, waiting patiently for me to get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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The Magic of Love T-Shirt by Floating Lemons for Society6 I believe in the magic of love, do you? I also believe that it should be expressed all the time, not just on Valentine's Day, which is coming up very soon ... but to all of you who do celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Floating Lemons Treats
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Playing, experimenting, exploring, having fun. Decided to try cold-pressed watercolour paper with more texture than I'm used to, and I don't mind the end result too much though I doubt it will be what I ultimately go for. Still, I did enjoy doing the background and messing things up. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration
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I finally found the time to colour in one of my own drawn colouring pages illustrations. Looks like I was in quite a bright & cheerful mood too, as it's turned out quite colourful. This one is 'Wildflowers" and it's next to the original drawing in my moleskine journal. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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Here's one of my older illustrations -- of two sweet little owls in love. It's cute, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought I'd put it up on a couple of my shops online. Here it is on just a few of the many lovely products up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Floating Lemons Treats
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What do I do when I'm not working on children's illustrations or college projects? Well, I doodle of course. I have a collection of black and white drawings that started out as self-therapy and have now ended up as colouring pages that are available as printables for immediate download at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration
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Despite being hugely busy since the beginning of the year, I've managed to find time to carry on with therapeutic doodles that are now being turned into colouring pages for sale at my new Etsy store. Here you see me putting finishing touches on the latest one, that I'm thinking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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I've been a busy bee ... worked really really hard and finally opened a store on Etsy to sell my colouring pages! To celebrate the opening I'm having a sale and offering 3-page booklets for the price of 2 pages. There are 5 Quirky Botanical Booklets altogether, so far: I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 29, 2017 at Floating Lemons Treats
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Here's a quick little sketch of a baby panda celebrating. And below, I'm assuming, is the panda after having celebrated (and eaten?) a bit too much! Why the celebration? Because I've just opened a store on etsy (as Floating Lemons, my other persona), offering my pen and ink Quirky Botanical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Mariana Black Illustration
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I've been a busy bee ... worked really really hard and finally opened a store on Etsy to sell my colouring pages! To celebrate the opening I'm having a sale and offering 3-page booklets for the price of 2 pages. There are 5 Quirky Botanical Booklets altogether, so far: I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Floating Lemons