What do you get when you combine the aesthetic talent of an artistic adult with the uninhibited creativity of a child? The resulting art might look something like these images by Reddit user Tatsputin, which were a creative collaboration between a father and his children.
When Tatsputin takes his monthly three-hour work-related flight, his two children give him their drawings for him to color in, which he does during the flight. Tatsputin began by using colored pencils. He later switched to his iPad and the ArtStudio program, but intends to return to the colored pencils. His kids give him free reign to choose the colors for their artwork. According to him, his children only disagreed with his coloring choices once – when his daughter insisted that the shirt on her character was not supposed to be red.
This sort of collaboration can be a great idea for anyone with kids, and Tatsputin isn’t the only person whose done something like this. If you like this artistic collaboration, be sure to check out professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks’ collaborations with her 4-year-old daughter. For a different take, check out the work of Wendy Tsao, who turns kids’ drawings into plush toys!
“This one is an araucana from my son. These I did while at home.”
“I did this one [left] a few years back on a whim to see how it would look if I colored one of my 4 yr old daughter’s pictures. This is the one that started it all for me… This is also when I realized that I should take before pics.” “This one [right] is from my son, then 7.”
“My daughter, at this point 5, drew this for me saying it was an elephant boy that tells her things in her dreams. I thought this would be the neatest way to color it at the time.”
“After a few months, I remembered about coloring the previous drawing and asked my daughter to draw me another one for my trip. Apparently it’s ok to go on a plane with dozens of sharpened pencils.”
“I got in trouble for this one. Apparently she wasn’t supposed to have a red shirt. I had to claim artistic license with my contribution and that was that.”
“On my next trip my 6 yr old son wanted to get in on the act. This time they both drew me up something.”
“And here is a barred rock and chick from my daughter. It was her idea for it to be a barred rock.”
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