recreating children's drawing by yeondoo jung
recreating children's drawing by yeondoo jung recreating children's drawing by yeondoo jung
jul 15, 2008

recreating children's drawing by yeondoo jung

‘the magician turned the wale into a flower’, 2004



the artwork of children is fascinating on many levels. however their uninhibited imagination is not always very true to reality. so when korean artist yeondoo jung set out to turn the drawing’s of 5-7 year old children into reality, some interesting environments were sure to arise. after he collected over 1,000 drawings, a select few were selected and turned into reality through a series of photo shoots titled ‘wonderland’. the results are just as fascinating as the original drawings.



‘he didn’t sleep for three days’, 2004





‘little red riding hood’, 2004



‘sleeping beauty’, 2004



‘the rich & poor’, 2004 ‘princes twins’, 2004



‘afternoon nap’, 2004




  • ha great and fascinatingly interesting * ** * i do say `

    Christopher Fadden says:
  • nice !

    f14f21 says:
  • What a great photography assignment!

    Margaret Waage says:
  • What a great idea! Beautifully performed! I especially love the “Little red riding hood”!

    Christoffer Wallstenius says:
  • really its funny!good work,i am impressed.

    chetan says:
  • mad magazine did this years ago. says:
  • The original children’s art is better. They’re sublime creativity cannot be matched.

    jackieww says:
  • I like the childrens drawings far better.

    Paul says:
  • lucky the kid wasn’t me. If it was, then it’ll cost at least US billion to remake ;P

    ozroby says:
  • creative..!

    joanne says:
  • nice however
    he took a bit too much freedom imo
    I know the children suck at stuff like composition
    but if a kid draws 2 houses there should be 2 houses
    if it draws a window there should be a window.
    and how a green forrest (or grass) ends up as a city skyline is beyond me.

    zwenkwiel says:
  • coooool!!!!

    laura says:
  • Yay! Very cool.

    Cris Melo says:
  • I find these interesting. It is especially nice how in ‘afternoon nap’ and ‘little red riding hood’ depth was almost completely lost, which makes it tie into the child’s ability to represent depth and show perspective.

    Very clever idea all in all.

    Ella says:
  • I think “afternoon nap” is the best. I disagree that ‘children suck at composition’.

    ps says:
  • omg

    maki no masri says:
  • i wasn’t really a fan of “afternoon nap” (the recreated version). the child didn’t mean for the tables to be knocked over.. she was just showing that they had 4 legs.

    taylor says:
  • This is really amazing! Kids do have a lot of imagination, cant wait to my baby starts drawing and see the great things she draws!

    sweetnat20 says:
  • Things you own end up owning you.

    Tyler Durden says:
  • i drank my piss once. it wasn’t nice, i don’t recommend it.


    Legion says:
  • if you look closely they are not all true to the children drawings. If you are showing the drawing with the art work they need to sink up perfectly.

    Jon Mulhern says:
  • Great Work, who knew a fascinating drawing by a child could turn out to be beautiful and creative photography.

    Albert E. Harris III says:
  • I want to see more of this!

    aking7 says:
  • This is beyond amazing.. I love it.. says:
  • this is so interesting. kids do capture a lot.

    cbc says:
  • pretty crap in my opinion to be honest. I think the kid’s drawings are better than the pictures. Terrible way of capturing the real messages of the drawings

    Anonymous says:
  • such an amazing idea!

    steph says:
  • Gorgeous. I especially love the photo of the large pink bed. The girl’s outfit in it is adorable!

    Kelli Lorraine says:
  • nice photo……….cute one ……………loving it


    lara says:
  • This is the greatest thing ever in the history of everything!!!!!!

    Kat says:
  • The ideas people come up with these days. It’s gorgeous, and a brilliant idea!
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    popculturemaiden says:
  • brilliant:D

    themad****er says:
  • If you are showing the drawing with the art work they need to sink up perfectly.

    vuitton says:
  • This is so cute ! I really love this pictures and will talk about it in my “[url=]blog voyance[/url]”.

    extralucide says:
  • superb!

    gooodjob says:
  • Nice Images better choice better life !Thanks for your post , it is very nice and helpful .

    anna says:
  • how come all the other pics seem to match the childrens’ drawings well, but not the first one? the poor kid who drew that must’ve been pretty disappointed lol

    Jin says:
  • Freedom of expression in the drawings of children and adolescents invites us to see society and everyday life in new ways. Freedom both to confuse and cross the border between fantasy and reality produces new values and .The artists who lived in Asia in the 1990s and embraced the values of early globalization faced with sudden social and economic changes that made them suspicious of the systems of the past and traditional identities. They ended up basing their understanding of personal experience and interaction, and proposes a series of new values to society. Jung is the one who relishes the diversity of contemporary life. Western ideas and differential evolution of globalization and our growing intimacy with the rest of the world make us reconsider our own borders, social customs, and stories. They also invite us to break with tradition and preconceptions about gender and race. Jung’s work clearly reflects these changes.

    Vanessa says:
  • very interesting and impressive

    sara says:

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