This is an excellent pattern, and you use DMC yarn, which is excellent too, by the way. I'm also currently cross-stitching a Bowser with another pattern I downloaded that did not come with a color key, so I had to make up one. For Bowser's hair, of course i chose 666 Your use of "warm" colors looks so professional. I chose very bright, "cold" colors. You too use white yarn in this? Bowser has a lot of white areas on him that looks better if stitched, rather than being left even if the cloth itself is white. This is definitely a pattern for more e xperienced stitchers, as there are no black areas. Do you find that brown is easier to "lean" on?