A Kettle of Fish

I got a new grey (C-5) Copic Ciao marker! Trying to find the time to draw more, but I think watercolours haver overtaken markers as my new favourite medium. I guess you could say, they’re a different kettle of fish 😉



Trying watercolours

Feeling a bit inspired today, I thought I would try my hand at proper watercolour painting from some tubes I had lying around. Needless to say I have a lot to learn, but its fun to experiment 🙂

Of course I was too impatient to wait for my watercolour paper to arrive in the mail, so that will definitely make a difference next time!

I think I might request a watercolour pan set for Christmas this year. I found painting a flat colour was easy enough, but the challenge was trying to mix colours – this will take some practice! I love the watery look of these paints though. It seems if you wet all the paper with clean water first, you get an even more watery look. So once that darn paper arrives I should hopefully be able to achieve this – regular drawing paper was WAY too thin and started to warp :/

Lucky for all the wonderful blogs, videos and tutorials out there I think I’ll be able to make something nice relatively quickly. Feel free to share your watercolour tips in the comments!

© Michelle De Aizpurua and MissyCartoons 2017

Upcycled Hoody

I really should have thought to take a ‘before’ shot of this one, but this a great idea for any old sentimental hoody’s that you want to keep, but don’t have room for in the wardrobe.

I simply took the hood, stitched it closed and cut out the ears. Stuff with an old pillow, and use felt for the face. I even took the tag and some extra material for the wings.

And ‘ta-da’ – a beautiful toy owl 🙂


© Michelle De Aizpurua and MissyCartoons 2017