My sister-in-law bought me one of those adult coloring books as a Christmas Eve gift (Thanks Ashley!). Have you heard of these things? They're really popular right now as a way to de-stress. The night I opened it, I went to town to color this piece of work. The lineart is not mine. It's a page from the "Vive Le Color Energy Coloring Book." I used the pencils it came with.
I tried to take an unconventional approach to the coloring. I wanted to create a focal point for your eyes to rest where the light was hitting the center flowers. I tried to treat the outer flowers as if they were in shadow to create a more interesting composition.
I didn't care much for the quality of the pencils that it came with. I had to press really hard and go over areas multiple times to get it dark and it still wasn't very dark. I ended up with a hand cramp. I would have preferred using prisma colored pencils. But I liked the colors that it came with. The colors are very harmonious.
I've been thinking perhaps our first theme week could be using a limited color palette.