Dad Photoshops Kids’ Drawings

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I absolutely love seeing what my children come up with when they draw freehand. I love their creativity and their excitement for making something new. Obviously so does this dad as he photoshops kids’ drawings and turns them into real life!

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Tom Curtis

Tom Curtis is from London and he is the dad behind it all. He runs a ‘Things I Have Drawn‘ Instagram page where he puts all his photoshop creations to share with the world.

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He has his own children as well. Tom has two kids: Dom who is eleven years old, and Al who is eight years old. He decided to photoshop and bring to life his two son’s incredible drawings that they created themselves. From there on, he created this business and now does it for other children as well!

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When he photoshops these children’s drawings, it is both hilarious and sometimes kind of scary too!

His Work

Here is what he has to say about his work: “I used to claim that all the animals were real and it took ages to find them and photograph them, although that joke wore thin pretty quickly.”

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He continues, “The length of time to make them depends on all sorts of things. The subject matter (animals tend to be quicker than vehicles); what the texture is (reptile scales take ages to get right, smooth skin is easy, fur is somewhere in the middle); and the more detailed the drawing, the longer it’ll take. But generally speaking, I reckon an average of 10 hours per image sounds about right.”

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He shares how the number of submissions he receives on a daily basis will vary. “It’s completely dependent on what’s happening on Instagram at that time. We recently had a big spike in followers and were getting well over 50 drawings sent to us a week, but now it’s settled down to a few per day.”

His Children’s Drawings

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Tom shares, “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,” the dad 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. I haven’t done Things I Have Drawn versions of them yet.”

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Tom has been doing this for five years now and has a huge following of 736k followers on social media. While it is a super fun thing for him to do, it does take a lot of time and dedication.

This dad photoshops kids’ drawings and it is such a genius idea! If you love these drawings, be sure to check out Tom’s book Things I Have Drawn: At The Zoo!

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