Dad Photoshops Kids’ Drawings as if They Were Real
Tom Curtis’s photoshopped animals bring children’s drawings to life
Father-of-two Tom Curtis has developed a unique way to collaborate artistically with his young kids based on the premise that the world might be a good deal more interesting if it actually looked the way children choose to depict it. Through his Instagram, Things I Have Drawn, Curtis shares brilliantly photoshopped versions of his kids’ drawings, as well as submissions by the young children of his fans.
Kids tend to have a natural affinity for animals, so it’s no surprise that a great many of Curtis’s fantastical creations are upgrades of existing animals, with smiling faces and a joyful demeanor that is totally at peace with their lopsided faces, contorted legs and necks, and occasionally quite troubling proportions. And what shines through in each creation, no matter how utterly strange it may look, is the sense of delight and play that comes from a collaborative artistic endeavor.
A horse who’s not particularly precious about the arrangement of his limbs, by Beatrice, age 6.
An incredibly rare ducky longlegs.
A swanduckgoose by Amy.
A dolphin with two mouths, so she can smile and eat at the same time.
A lopsided lynx by Florence, age 6.