Dad Brings Kids’ Drawings To Life Using Photoshop And The Results Are Scary

The naivety of children is one of the most fascinating things to observe. They perceive the world differently than adults do and they bring a marvellous perspective to every moment. So, this dad decided to Photoshop kids’ drawings to bring children’s perception of things to life. By turning children’s doodles into actual images, he shows how these bizarre-looking whatchamacallits look in real life, which is terrifyingly amusing.

So, London-based dad Tom Curtis is the man behind the Instagram page ‘Things I Have Drawn’. There you can find all his Photoshopped creations. Tom has two kids, Dom and Al, who are 11 and 9 now. The idea of bringing children’s doodles to life started when he saw a drawing his son had created. Dom drew a weird-looking animal with the eyes and mouth on the same side of its head. Curious on how the strange animal would look if it was real, he turned to Photoshop to bring the goofy doodle to life. The result was so funny (and a bit creepy) that he decided to create more of these.

 

This Dad Photoshops Kids’ Drawings To Show How They Look In Real Life

 

At first, his sons provided him with drawings of various things which mostly include animals, people and vehicles. And he would transform each doodle into their 3D version through Photoshop. When he decided to share the images on Instagram, people were amused with his wholesome artistic talent. He has been Photoshopping children’s drawing for 5 years and his Instagram account already has more than 770k followers as of this writing. Over the years, Dom and Al have shown improvements on their drawings. So, Tom can no longer use his sons’ drawings as they have progressed into sophisticated illustrations.

 

“Dom and Al are 11 and 9 now, so I can’t really use their recent drawings because they’re a bit too sophisticated and have lost much of their naivety,” Tom said. “Luckily, I’ve still got quite a few of their old ones stored away. These days, the boys are a bit more into gaming than drawing, although Al does tend to create quite a lot of weird characters with strange heads.”

 

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We’ve done a couple of pigs before. (So we turned this into a wild boar.) ___ Hi everyone. So, it’s true – we cheated a bit with this one. In fact, I’ve done something naughty by showing the drawing in black and white rather than the beautiful pink Ally, the artist, originally coloured it in with. That’s right, this glorious 6-legged piggy was sent to us by Megan Farwell and the talented artist is her 4-year-old daughter, Ally, but with at least two pigs on our insta already, we thought we’d turn him into a cuddly wild boar. And Megan and Ally agreed! Could he be the pig’s long-lost furry cousin perhaps? ___ #wildboar #definitelynotapig #thingsihavedrawn #thingsihavedrawnatthezoo

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I know you might think that I’m having a laugh, Well I’m not – because this is an actual giraffe. __ Hello everyone. So we’re currently working on a couple of interesting new projects, but they’re taking a bit longer than I thought they would, so I’ve decided to re-share one of our earliest, but, I think, funniest animals – Dom’s giraffe. Actually it’s probably my favourite rhyme as well. We’ve not shown this exact picture on Insta before – this is the photo from our book ‘Things I Have Drawn at the Zoo’. By the way, we’ve started a new Twitter account. It’s very early days with no followers. There’s just a few of our old favourites on there so far, but eventually we might start previewing stuff on Twitter before it hits Insta. Check it out at twitter.com/thingsivedrawn if you like (it’s ‘I’ve’ because ‘I have’ was too long for the Twitter handle!) Oh – and we’re also on facebook.com/thingsihavedrawn for any older people out there. __ #thingsihavedrawnatthezoo #giraffe #kidsdrawings

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Tom then decided to accept submissions from his followers on Instagram.

Anyone can submit their child’s drawings through his contact info listed on his Instagram page. Chosen doodles will be posted on the page along with their Photoshopped versions. Tom revealed that he has been receiving over 50 submissions on a weekly basis. Furthermore, his number of followers also keep on increasing each day. So, it seems like the flow of submissions won’t be slowing down anytime soon. We’ve picked out the funniest Photoshop transformations of goofy doodles from the page to give you a good laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kai’s drawn his mum with Spider-Girl eyes. (And as we know – the webcam never lies.) ___ Hi again everyone. So – last week’s #thingsihavedrawnathome post was surprisingly popular, so we’ve decided to do some more. This weekend's post features, in this first image, Rochelle and her little boy Kai (although Kai ran off, leaving Rochelle to hold his picture up for him), and in the second image, Jon, who kindly did a cartoony self-portrait for us on his tablet (it’s not just kids who draw, you know). Let’s see how this post does, shall we? Surely not as good as last week?! (I hope everyone’s doing okay and these pics cheer you up just a tiny bit.) ___ #thingsihavedrawn #stayhome #wfh #stayathome #hellofrom @mediacomuk @mediacomglobal

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We can’t go out to interesting places. But we can stay at home and draw mums’ and dads’ faces. ___ Hello everyone. In the UK we’ve completed our first full week of schools being shut and most people working from home. So I've decided to do some images with a few of my work colleagues – people I work with in my day job I mean, which isn’t Things I Have Drawn. I’ve worked at a great company called MediaCom in London for the past 20 years, and although it’s strange to now just be chatting to people on a computer screen instead of face-to-face, it will, I’m sure, become something we all get used to over time – what, with kids bursting into the room during important conference calls and everything. So here are my first two pics in what might, if they prove popular, become a little series: ‘Things I Have Drawn at Home’ (although in reality it’s the smiley animals that usually get the most likes). In this first image we have Nuria and her little girl Mia, and in the second one is Paul (also known as @themultidad) and that’s his son Finn’s brilliant drawing. If you like them, we’ll do more (I guess we’ll measure their success on the number of laughing emojis). Of course, I could have just asked Nuria and Paul to send me a photo each, rather than doing a screengrab over Zoom, Teams or whatever – but where's the fun in that, hey? They’re pretty lo-res but that’s exactly how they looked on my screen. Stay safe everyone, and if you can, definitely stay home. ___ #thingsihavedrawn #thingsihavedrawnathome #stayhome #wfh #hellofrom #stayathome @mediacomuk @mediacomglobal

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Fox on the rocks! (Well, actually it’s more like a dry muddy bank, but that didn’t rhyme.) ___ Hi everyone. Check out this awesome drawing of a fox by 4-year old Pasha and DMed to us by his mum @shirinita1979. Thanks for sending it to us – and great job Pasha. If your kid is a budding artist (as they all are), DM us their drawing, or even better, hashtag it #thingsihavedrawnatthezoo. Try and make it a good quality scan or photo if you can. And if they don’t know what to draw, some of the animals that don’t yet feature on our instagram or in our book include a badger, wolf, guinea pig, hamster, woodpecker, puffin and kingfisher – all ones we’d quite like to do. Good luck! ___ #thingsihavedrawn #kidsdrawing #fox

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I bet you didn't think that the next thing I'd draw would be an escapee scarlet macaw. ________________ Hi everyone. Tom here, Dom and Al's dad. In a little under 6 weeks our book 'Things I Have Drawn at the Zoo' is coming out and we're really looking forward to introducing you to all the new animals (and a few other weird things) the boys have created for it. Here's a sneak peek at just one of birds from the zoo exhibit called 'Feathery Friends'. How lucky we were that it hovered above our heads just as Dom finished his drawing! Oh, and by the way, I've realised it might actually be a red-and-green macaw, not a scarlet macaw. (But that was too many syllables!) 'Things I Have Drawn at the Zoo' is available to pre-order from the link in our bio. More weird and hopefully funny creatures coming soon! #thingsihavedrawn #macaw #parrot #greenandredmacaw #WHPdynamic

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So, which funny creation was your favorite? Let us know!

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