I saw a painting of a fairy riding a bird and I to try it myself. But I had to arm my fairies. Because.
First I tried some markers, then some smaller water-colour-markers. The bottom one I just inked by hand then painted in Photoshop - I think I like it the most so I am gonna try a few more pieces like that, I think. More practice painting, even just kinda half-ass-shading like I did here is good practice. Gotta ease into painting more.