colouring Books

for adults

Hi! I’m Lesley Smitheringale, the illustrator and creative force at Colouring and Tangling. Here you’ll find my entire range of colouring books, pages and templates for you to colour and create. I also provide zentangle-inspired illustrations and resources if you love to tangle. I hope you have fun here!

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas with the animals at Little woods?

The animals at Little Woods are getting into the Christmas spirit in the third of the “Little Woods” series, hand-drawn by Australian artist, Lesley Smitheringale.

In this book, which is the third of the “Little Woods” series, all of your favourite characters are back enjoying the snowy woodlands and celebrating Christmas. Ricky is “Santa” every year, delivering gifts to all of the nests, burrows and dens, meet an adorable pair of mice untangling the Christmas tree lights, go skating with the foxes and bunnies, let the 3 Mousicians entertain you at the Christmas concert and lots more…..There are 42 illustrations in total in this adult colouring book as they all come with both a light and night sky background.

Watch the flip-through video showing you all of the illustrations in this book plus some inspirational colourings.

Enter the world of Little Woods and meet all of the characters

Watch the video flip Through of “Little Woods”

I’m thrilled to let you know that “Little Woods” has just been released and I had so much fun illustrating the characters.

Visit the fantasy world of “Little Woods” where you will meet the adorably cute little animals who live there. Come and ski with the bears, read bedtime stories with the mice, enjoy the open-air concert in the woodlands and be entertained by Ricky the Racoon & the Chipmunks, the Fox Trumpeteers and the Three Mousicians. Say hello to Bird & Bear and share a peanut butter sandwich with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows with them… and lots more…

The characters in this book will melt your heart as you bring them to life with colour. All have been lovingly hand-drawn by Australian illustrator, Lesley Smitheringale at Colouring and Tangling. There are 56 illustrations in total in this Adult Colouring Book as most come with both a light sky and night sky background.

the Faeries of Toadstool lodge Book is now out as a PDF

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Also available on Amazon

I’m thrilled to let you know that my brand new adult colouring book “The Faeries of Toadstool Lodge” is now available to purchase on Amazon as a budget, paperback book.

This is the line art edition with 30 line art illustrations to colour including “This Book Belongs to” page.

Tucked away in a lush, tropical forest is a magical place where the faeries have set up home in their toadstool tree houses. Take delight as you colour, bringing to life the adorable characters such as Bracken the bunny, the Wizard and Queen of the Forest, a cute unicorn family with mum, dad and their two juniors who are training to be Guardians, baby flower faeries sleeping in the Nursery as the moon beams shine their magic to protect them….. and lots more…

News from the Studio

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Join my Colouring Group on Facebook

Did you know that you can showcase your colourings from any of my books or illustrations and meet like-minded creatives in my private Group?

This is also a place where I can get to know you better and see how you bring my illustrations to life. I love seeing them:)

It’s also where you will be the first to know about new books and have access to competitions to win PDF books, packs and freebies I regularly offer my valued members.

This is a non-judgemental and caring Group of adults of all colouring abilities. It’s supposed to be fun, right?

See you in there.

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“The pictures here are awesome and the artist is so kind if there is a problem. Please check it out you will love it and won’t be disappointed!.”
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“Lesley went above and beyond in creating a digital package with commercial license for a painting event of mine when I messaged her about it. She had it ready to go quickly and the quality of designs were loved by all who attended my painting event!.”