Contemporary artist Naomi Okubo, Japan (I think it's either watercolors or gouache - or both. some sort of water transferable paint, that is, not colored pencils, but I can think this kind of work done with colored pencils.
"A Lotus é uma flor que nasce na lama.Quanto mais espessa e profunda a lama, mais bonita a flor de Lotus se torna. " "The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.
The transcendentalist walks down a lone path of individualism to find himself in nature. This path, like one in the image, goes through nature. Transcendentalists believed the best way to discover themselves was through nature.