Flowers All Around: Beautiful Floral Mandalas for Coloring

Hello!

I am pleased to announce that my new coloring book Flowers All Around is available now on Amazon!

This book features FIFTY floral mandala designs. The pages are one-sided so they are easier to work with. Those who follow my art on social media might be aware that I love to draw and paint floral mandalas, which is how I came up with the idea for the theme of the book. Here are a few highlights and glimpses of my own coloring work:

Colored mandala used for the cover art.

Colored mandala used for the cover art.

A sample of some of the designs in the book.

A sample of some of the designs in the book.

Playing around with watercolor brush markers.

Playing around with watercolor brush markers.

Digital coloring on my iPad.

Digital coloring on my iPad.

For all you digital artists out there who love to draw in Photoshop, Procreate, or other graphics programs, I have also released a digital clip art pack in my Etsy shop. The set includes all of the same 50 designs found in the printed book, provided as PNG files with black lines and a transparent background. They can be imported as their own layer so that you can color on a layer below. You can alternatively print them out and color as many copies as you like using your favorite traditional media. The files are high resolution (300 dpi) at 8.5x8.5 inches. Click on the image below to go to the Etsy listing.

I hope you all enjoy coloring these. Feel free to share your creations on social media and tag me (@nicolejonessturk) and use the hashtag #flowersallaroundcoloring. I’d love to see what you come up with!

Sincerely,
Nicole

Everything is Made Out of Magic Available Now!

It’s here! Today is the official release day for Everything is Made Out of Magic: A Seasonal Creativity Journal. You can find it HERE on Amazon.

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(You can also go to THIS blog post to learn more about the book, view preview images, and read the official description.)

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Sincerely, Nicole

WIP Wednesday: Coloring pages and Christmas in September

Works in Progress: Here's a little glimpse into what is currently on my drawing board...

In the midst of trying to get a freelance career up and running, I've also decided to take some time for personal projects and portfolio building. Of late, I have fallen in love with creating adult coloring pages, and want to keep building on that.

Coloring one of the pages I created

Coloring one of the pages I created

Nowadays, adult coloring books are everywhere, for every subject matter under the sun. Despite the volume of output, I am finding that it is rare that I find coloring books and pages that I find impressive. I love to see designs that are hand-drawn, thoughtfully composed, and full of beautiful patterns and decorative elements, because those are fun to color. Most of the market has been flooded with work that is rushed, generic, boring, retraced, mechanical, and/or overly cartoony. So as a personal project, I have decided to create my own collections of coloring pages. My first subject: Christmas. Because I love it (who doesn't?), and it's fun. And let's face it, it will be the holiday season before we know it, right?

Some of my drawings for coloring pages in my upcoming Christmas collection

Some of my drawings for coloring pages in my upcoming Christmas collection

I'm not claiming that my pages will be the best things ever or will avoid all of the pitfalls I previously mentioned, but it will be an attempt to create the type of designs I wish I saw more often. What I can promise is that time, thought, and passion will go into these designs. Hopefully through the process I will develop a style and method that is unique and appealing and lives up to my own high expectations.