Happy April

I am quarantined for a month now as many as you are and because I can't go teach my workshops out, I am not getting income.


So I decided to grab my cheapest supplies and DO IT. SHARE IT. SHOW UP for you. It doesn't have to be anything perfect.


Just 5 minutes of fun. Why not?

I started a series of short videos to help those who are at home and quarantined.


For now I will do it for the entire April month.

The goal is to have fun by drawing 5 different things of the same theme or objects or something.

I'm using cheap supplies and having fun rather than thinking of being perfect.

It's about doing it and not overthinking.

My hashtags: on Instagram @vanessabettencourtart


You don't have to know how to draw, just doodle on a piece of paper, a cereal box or toilet paper if you dare.

Doing the same for the kids at home.

#DrawwithPaws videos come out every Monday and I do share your work in my stories and feeds. @pollyandtheblackink

You don't have to have a social media account to send me your artwork. Email me and I will be happy to add it to my gallery posts.


Free COLORING and Inking pages of Magical Keys and Paws to celebrate this first video here:

Patreons get access to coloring pages and inking pages of all the videos from these hashtags for $1 a month.

If you like my art and want to support it,  forward this to someone who’d like it or, even better buy them one of my books or a commission.⁠ ⁠

All my free work online is indeed free but not cheap or easy to make. Would you like to support me for $1 a month? See all that extra and exclusive artwork and videos that you can get by being a patron here.

Be safe and be kind.

Let me know what YOU THINK about these? Aren't they fun?



These are works from different ages, different countries, family, friends, fans, students and even people who never draw. Connecting like this makes my day.


Thank you so much for sharing with me.


Can't wait to see what you can do with the next video.



Also for those who love to read about my funny adventures and misadventures new episodes every Friday at 11 am Central Time.