back in 2016, artist and dad of a child named ‘dom’ first created an instagram account that chronicled his son’s quirky drawings, paired with ‘lifelike’ versions hilariously recreated in photoshop. as part of the ongoing project ‘things I have drawn’, childlike illustrations of animals, cars, people and plants are paired with professionally-rendered ‘real’ renditions in all of their anatomically-incorrect glory. 

 

 

since then, ‘things I have drawn’ has evolved to see dom — and now al’s — innocent doodles of elephants, sharks, cats, and cars turned into realistically-rendered creatures that are wildly out-of-proportion and strangely shaped. a portrait by young dom of his own father has been morphed into a hilariously monstrous man, with drooping eyes, a skewed nose and a creepily curved smile. simple silhouettes of both sea and wildlife yield absurdly amusing ‘animals’ shaped liked circles and squares; curiously-constructed cars are created without consideration to drivability; and butterflies bear simple smiley-faces and strangely-scaled wings. the family have even released a book, which catalogs the hilarious and sometimes terrifying illustrations. see a selection of drawings, old and new, below.  

 

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  • This is sooooo nice 😀

    Dirk says:
  • Love it

    Kim Mawdsley says:
  • I LOOOVE this!!! Having worked with children of all ages most of life teaching art I especially enjoy the innocence and freedom that kids have when they’re very young. I just wish we could keep from loosing at least part of that as they grow up. Hint to parents: Encourage your kids art, but don’t criticize it. Let them discover their “mistakes” on their own…and like this father, enjoy it with them!! : ))

    Carol Klett says:
  • I enjoyed this way too much but it is an abomination.

    some random guy says:
  • Kinda fun – two thoughts though; does anyone out there remember the old Twilight Zone episode “The Good Life?” And, hmmm…”uncanny valley” move over! Meet my new friend, “creepy chasm…”

    Miriam Lorenzo says:
  • I loved looking at this!

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