After colouring my first three pieces from Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Colouring Book (Artist's Edition) in symmetrical form and colouring my last one (Rainbow Tree) non-symmetrically (even though the artwork was drawn symmetrical), finally here comes one piece that's not drawn symmetrically.
And that can only mean one thing....free-hand...no rules, no remembering what exact colours to use (for the corresponding similar parts), no need for balance and consistency.....:)
But, before I go completely crazy with free-hand, I need to rein in some rules so that I don't go overboard! ;)
My approach to this piece, even though the artwork isn't symmetrical in nature, was to colour similar (or almost) parts (like leaves with the same design) with the same colours to achieve some form of consistency.
Work in Progress #4
Work in Progress #5
Without going overly colourful with the flowers (which you can if you don't control yourself), I restricted myself to shades of pink, red and purple for both the flowers on the ground and in the air...with the exception of a splash of blue.