This was such a fun design to add to my art journal. I did use a ruler to help with the straight lines. I hand drew the design in using a 2B pencil, colored in using watercolor pencils, then blended with aqua painters and blender pens. The smaller shapes I used the blender pen, and the larger areas i used the aqua painters. Outline with black markers. The blue shadow there is no on the page, I don't know what that is, reflection from the something in the photo. (sorry bout' that). My dear friend Sandy Gretter said this would make a great header for a calendar. You could do one for each month. Hhummmm.... ideas floating around in my head on that great suggestion.