Chiaki Ida is one of my favourite colouring book artists and it's usually because of simple scenes like this. This picture is actually from the postcard book so it's also quite small and simple to finish off in an afternoon. I love the warmth in her images, even without colour added, and I tried to focus on a rich and jewel tone type image. I feel that with so much going on it got a bit overwhelming colour-wise but other than that I'm happy with the piece as a whole. The tone of the wood grain always says "cosy" to me and made this picture inspiring to colour.