Artwork by D

By | August 8, 2012

Updated with D’s comments

This post is for, who wanted art by artists with autism.

D is my 8 year old daughter with autism. She uses drawing and colouring as her relaxation tool. If there is a day when she refuses to draw/colour, you know there is something very very wrong.


Some of D’s drawings:

This is me, her Mumma:
(additional comment by D: I thought to draw that so you (J) can be happy and proud and think I’m the nicest girl in the world)


A freehand Dragon:
(additional comment by D: this is Spyro giving me (D) a ride and trying to burn evil boys)


D flying:
(additional comment by D: this is me (D) flying over the hill with angel wings)


D as a butterfly:
(additional comment by D: this is D the butterfly who comes in my dreams. Do you know why I dream about her? Because she can fly and she rescues me from the DVDs – one of her anxieties)


D and her brother:
(additional comment by D: this is me and T, it’s about when T and me become adults)


Animals and their babies:



Her favourite toy, Bunny:
(additional comment by D: that’s Bunny and there’s a drawing of her. Bunny is my favourite toy and in my dream, she comes to life)



D on a giraffe!
(additional comment by D: this is me riding my favourite wild animal, a giraffe)

D says she likes drawing because:
I like drawing because it’s fun. I learnt to draw when I was little.

I hope you enjoy looking at these lovely, positive pictures as much as we do!

Thanks for looking,
Jeannette aka @AutismMumma 😘

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Emily Curry on 8th August 2012 at 8:37 pm.

Absolutely beautiful. D is very talented. Made my day to see these. Thanks for sharing


AutismMumma on 9th August 2012 at 7:58 am.

Thank you 🙂 her lovely, positive drawings are always wonderful to see.


Galina Varese on 10th August 2012 at 2:43 pm.

These are beautiful happy pictures. My son is not capable of any drawing that would resemble anything, bless him, he’s very good at abstract paintings, with a good sense of colour, but I think if he did a drawing like this, I’d pee in my pants with happiness (as we say in Russia).


AutismMumma on 13th August 2012 at 2:46 pm.

Awww thanks, D has always loved drawing. Hopefully your little man will find his little niche. His photos were brilliant and your observation about his picture of you was really interesting 🙂


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