I finished this yesterday. This started out with light shades of yellow and orange but I always seem to end up with deeper richer colors. I used acrylic paints, Caran d’Ache crayons, and inks. I used gold and orange Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink and Liquitex Acrylic Ink in phthalocyanine green(blue shade)….love that stuff! It mixes with white acrylic paint to get all different shades of green. The inks can also be mixed with water to give a watercolor effect.