Dad Tom Curtis from London is making the Internet funnier and warmer. He uses his kids’ drawings, Photoshop, and his drawing skills to breathe more life into his children’s art.
This super dad is behind the Instagram page Things I Have Drawn, and with nearly a million followers, it’s safe to say that he is doing a great job.
Tom is a father of two. Al is 8, while older Dom is 11. The only issue Curtis faces now is that the kids are growing up. You will soon learn how that affects his hobby and more about this fantastic dad.
Tom explains why kids growing up is ruining his art
Curtis spoke to BoredPanda. He explained why he can no longer use their new art, and how he found a way around it:
“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. Luckily, I’ve still got quite a few of their old ones stored away.”
Curtis spends around 10 hours recreating his children’s drawings in a more familiar setting. He added that it all depends on the details, texture, and of course, the subject.
It all started with the older boy’s drawings
Dom drew a strange-looking animal. Children tend to have their own worlds, and when Tom noticed that the animal had the eyes and mouth of the animal on the same side, he had an idea.
Dom’s dad told PopSugar:
“The thought crossed my mind that maybe it was us adults not looking at the world correctly and that maybe the kids had it right. So I decided to take to Photoshop and reimagine animals, faces, vehicles, and objects just like kids had drawn them.”
Mr. Curtis simply wanted to see the world through his kid’s eyes, and the result was outstanding, as you might have noticed by now.
In a way, Tom became a celebrity among parents, as some of his works ended up on 9GAG as well.
Things I Have Drawn: At the Zoo
The ultra creative dad’s idea gave him enough space to publish a book Things I Have Drawn: At The Zoo.
Obviously, it is a collection of animal drawings by his sons, but it was also a way to get in touch with less crafty parents who wanted to honor their kids’ work.
The superdad said:
“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.”
Try your luck
If you want to turn your kid’s weird animal into something more, you can simply send a message to Tom on Instagram. A lucky few will get to work with this dad, and he’s nothing short of amazing ways.
If not, it seems to us that his book is a great gift for anyone who wants some heartwarming laughter.
In the sea of Tom’s creations, all inspired by kids and their talents, which one do you find the most fascinating?