Here are my latest watercolor and illustrations!
Here is the original which was done by Andre Derain, summer 1905. The picture is of Mattisse and his wife. It was done on ink on paper.
To learn more Andre Derain, Matisse And His Wife At Collioure
When I was in art school learning about ink drawing, I chose this picture to work on learning about how the strokes where made. Below is my attempt to copying this picture. I saw that proportion is an area that needs work.
This was a great exercise of learning how to draw with ink and drawing. It was not that easy but I am willing to try this again with other master artists.
Find the plant that you like and read your mental health activity for the day!
I hope this helps you find a fun way for a mental health break!
Color Pencil on Bristol Paper 300 Series
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor color pencils with a mix of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
“To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins”Patti Stanger
When anxiety or depression takes hold of you. Find whatever it is that will pull you from the depths of those thoughts. Run, walk, draw, cook, hug your pet, your loved one. You are worth the time to find out what will work for you.
In a news article by Nicole Spector, “Smiling can trick your brain into happiness — and boost your health”. To read more, here is the link. https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/smiling-can-trick-your-brain-happiness-boost-your-health-ncna822591
Smiling feels so much better than frowning. Do what it takes to get that smile on your face. And if you begin to laugh, even better!
Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.– Pablo Picasso
Smiling can help:
- Relaxes the body
- Improves your mood
- Strengthen you immune system
Bright, warm colors help with lifting your mood! They bring out feels of joy and happiness. That’s why I use bright colors in my art. They make me feel relaxed and optimistic!
The whole point is to live life and be- to use all the colors in the crayon box.RuPaul
I hope that some of my images and colors have brightened a little bit of your day!