We’ve all had one of those days where we feel a little blue. And no matter how much your friend tries to make you laugh, you just can’t seem to get in a good mood. And boy, is Bella trying hard to make this sad sap laugh. It’s no use, Bella, I’m just too down in the dumps. Too down to smile at Mr. Moose face? Yikes, Justin’s not budging. Aw man, there’s got to be something I can do to cheer you up. Oops! There goes my fork. Yes, the perfect opportunity to make Justin laugh! And all I need is right here in my old trusty backpack. Sometimes, a little extra creativity can really come in handy. And in this case, a black marker is just the ticket. When your friend isn’t looking, you have a small window to create the best joke ever. On a plate like this one, draw a little stick figure holding a balloon. Ah-ha! Uh, Bella? What on earth are you doing? Did you know that if you pour water on nearly-dried marker it’ll lift right off the glass surface? See? He’s moving around! Wow! That’s actually pretty funny! No matter what design you draw, this little trick is always sure to bring a smile to your face. Try drawing a little boat and watch it sail away! How does this work? Why don’t you give it a try! See? Nothing like a little creative spirit to turn the frown upside down! Another afternoon, another art project! Hey girl, you don’t mind if I work on my painting in here, do you? First I gotta lay out all of my supplies. Oh hello, paint pallet! And what kind of painter would I be without my brush? Aw man, how am I supposed to use this thing now? I don’t have time to go out and buy new brushes today. Hey, are those Q-tips over there? I wonder if those could work as well as my brush? I’m just gonna borrow these for one second, okay? Hey! I need those! Ooh, a toothbrush can work too. Okay, with these materials, I’m finally ready to dive into this! For this art hack, you’ll need a nice big piece of white paper and a bunch of q-tips tied together with a rubber band like this. Go ahead and dip the bundle into a glob of paint — it’s okay if it’s unevenly distributed. Once that’s done, blot it onto the page in random spots. For accent colors, use just one Q-tip and dip it into the color of your choice. And amongst a sea of green dots, a couple streaks of reddish brown can turn it into a full-blown tree! Try using toothbrush bristles to help create realistic texture in your painting as well. Using small strokes, you can emulate actual blades of grass, see? Wanna check out my latest work of art? Wow, you’re like a modern-day Monet! Last thing you have to do is find a nice place on the wall to showcase your masterpiece. Because you’re gonna want to look at it all the time. After a long day, sitting down and coloring can really calm your nerves and help you relax. Aw, look! What an adorable little apple tree. Green seems like a good color to start with! Wow, Bella sure knows how to stay in the lines, doesn’t she? All done! But it came with a price! Getting marker rubbed all over your skin is the absolute worst. Ugh, maybe I can rub it all off. Ooh! Maybe the paper towel will do the trick. C’mon you ugly marks, leave my skin alone! Perhaps I just need something a little stronger. Protective gear? Really? Looks like we’re scrubbing these marks off once and for all! What? Why isn’t this working? I give up, I’ll just have these marks for the rest of my life. Wait, I have an idea! Maybe this yellow highlighter will work! Hey, at this point I’ll try anything to get this stuff off. Uh, it looks like you’re just drawing more yellow onto your skin. But low and behold when you wipe off the fresh yellow ink, all the darker colors come off instead! Well, now that I know this trick, coloring just became way more worth the trouble. And next up? This adorable little teddy bear! Every good artist knows a masterpiece is often the result of happy accidents. So there’s no doubt we’ve got plenty of bloopers to go along with our awesome drawing hacks! Be sure to share this video with your fellow artists and as always, don’t forget to subscribe NRoseArtStudio and ArtaLiving pages for more fun tips and tricks like these!