Watercolour woman

This one turned out beautifully. Still lots lot learn, but so fun experimenting. I LOVE watercolours!

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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

Watercolour Bird on Old Sheet Music

The library I work at has been throwing out some old novels and sheet music (see the Tree painted on an old Sherlock Holmes story in a different post below!).

I thought the paper was so beautiful it needed to be re-purposed. I have started experimenting with watercolours for the first time, and thought a little birdy might go nicely with the sheet music…

I’ll definitely have to do some more and get it just right (I want a more opaque bird for starters), but for now – here’s my first attempt 🙂IMG_1538© Michelle De Aizpurua and MissyCartoons 2015