To create a bit of atmosphere I would suggest listening to Chen Yue’s haunting rendition of Arash Ghomeishi’s ‘Flowers in a Riot of Colour’ with the piano and chinese bamboo flute (Dizi).
On that note: Here is a series of coloured Flower – and Botanical pages for some end of the month inspiration! You are more than welcome to use these for desktop wallpapers!
- Faber Castell WaterColour EcoPencils (24x pack)
- Steadtler Watercolour Pencils (12x pack)
- Derwent InkTense Pencils (12x pack + 3 extra pencils [apple green – 1400, deep violet – 0760 & tangerine 0300])
- Derwent GraphiTint Pencils (12x pack)
- PrimeArt Oil Pastels
- Pentel Japan Aquash Waterbrush Water Brush Pen, Medium
- Acrilex (Water-based PVA Latex) for highlights
Post-coloured pages are from the book “Colour & Create: Flowers, Gardens & Botanicals. Mindful Colouring to Keep Yourself Calm”. Coloured designs have copyright by Octopus Publishing Group Ltd. 2015, which means coloured pages and their derivatives may be used for personal (non-commercial, i.e. no re-selling) purposes.
I like this book overall. It has double-printed pages, which can be irritating when I like both sides and makes me choose which one to use when I want to used them for crafts – boo. There are some repeat themes as well (i.e., similar images by the same artists). Generally it is a great book with lots of pictures and good paper stock for both dry and wet media.
All the art pieces on this page is protected under a CC-by-NC 3.0 licence and therefore can be used for personal and non-commercial purposes when given attribution to All Natural Spirit (https://allnaturalspirit.wordpress.com). Should you want the high-resolution versions, please drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org