This dad is making the internet a much better and way more fun place! Dad Tom Curtis from London runs the ‘Things I Have Drawn’ Instagram page where he shows what would happen if children’s drawings became reality.

Tom has two kids— Dom (11) and Al (8)—and he photoshops their and other children’s fun, creative, and goofy doodles to bring them to life. The result is both terrifying and hilarious and we absolutely love it! We really wanted to show this dad’s newest work to you, dear Pandas, so scroll down, enjoy, and upvote your fave pics.

Scroll down for Bored Panda’s chat with Tom about his awesome work and when you’re done with this list, check out our earlier posts about ‘Things I Have Drawn’ right here and here for some more wholesome artistic goodness.

More info: Instagram | Twitter (Dad) | Twitter (Children) | Book | ThingsIHaveDrawn.com

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Manuela Fogliati
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6 months ago

It's beautiful! They are all beautiful!

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John Smith
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6 months ago

It looks like a bird with a gill having a stern conversation with the trunk of that tree. Wings on hips and all! :)

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Andrew Gibb
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6 months ago

why the long face?

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“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,” Tom quipped about how long it takes him to finish the pictures.

“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.”

Tom said that the number of submissions he gets form other kids’ parents varies. “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.”

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bryguy
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6 months ago

"It was yuuuuuuuuuuge!!! Biggest increase ever! They said, likely, the best numbers ever. Best numbers ever recorded. YUUUUUGE numbers. Great numbers!"

les
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6 months ago

it was biglier than the biggliest number you can count to, nearly 93

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hobbitly
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6 months ago

Looks more like E.T.

Lily Grace
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6 months ago

Not really seeing much of a difference with this one.

Lucifer321
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2 months ago

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLllll

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PJ McMurray
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5 months ago

Trump is a joke.

Lauren Davis
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6 months ago

Terrifying no matter how one envisions him.

Lori McArthur
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6 months ago

I don't know why this is funny. It looks just like him.

Pat Hardy
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5 months ago

LOL This is way too flattering a picture.

Michele Clarke
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5 months ago

I see no difference!!!

Alix BLAIR
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6 months ago (edited)

it's better than the one we have

AntiMatter
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6 months ago

Whoa, Mr. President, when did you get that much prettier? jk sorry trump supporters

Rissie
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6 months ago

Accurate.

Linda Schade
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5 months ago

DT, PHONE HOME!

CincyReds
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5 months ago

Ask Chiiiiina

cookie jo
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6 months ago

If you click the link for more of drawing this child's drawing is on there as an elephant... oops bored panda!!

Animal lover
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6 months ago

Lol

Bradford Johnson
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6 months ago

so realistic!

pei meow
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6 months ago

I know! This kids a true artist

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Henry Cheves
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6 months ago

This is one where the drawing is spot on.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

This feels right.

Rose
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6 months ago

So accurate

Peter Bear
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5 months ago

I don't see the difference. Bad hair, open mouth with nothing intelligent coming out, tiny hands.

ISpiltLipstickInYourValentinoBag
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5 months ago (edited)

haha

Carolee Kolmer
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5 months ago

...as if we couldn't guess......

MikeMaxis
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5 months ago

This guy did a tremendous job. He is right on top with me.

Karen Heck
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5 months ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Sarah Hearn
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5 months ago

This is remarkably accurate!

Pat Hardy
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5 months ago

LOL Actually this is flattering.

Sandy J Renfroe
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5 months ago

Forgot to do that looooooong neck

Arctic Fox Lover
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5 months ago

If he looked like this before the election, it would have reduced his votes by about 70%.

Arctic Fox Lover
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5 months ago

Oh wait, in the drawing he has a super long giraffe neck, but in the photoshopped version, he has no neck at all :/

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Jenny Harvey
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5 months ago

Best

Madonna Rose
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5 months ago

The best!

funpandy
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5 months ago

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge

Shu Ennis
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5 months ago

What an accurate rendition😂

Jon Anspach
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5 months ago

very realistic

Carmen Honacker
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5 months ago

HAHA! This is my favorite!

Dawn Elizabeth Reed
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5 months ago

Great likeness

Beedoo Radosevich
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5 months ago

Missing the ET neck...

April Thomas
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5 months ago

Best picture EVER!!!

Sharon Hahn
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5 months ago

This is the best!! LOL

Al Reilly
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5 months ago

Huge Numbers like Covid!! Thank you for your hesitation & Denial, not to mention Your Stupid Cure Ideas , none of which worked!!

Abby Radcliff
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5 months ago

Send this to trump!

Laura Glazier
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5 months ago

I feel like this picture captures Rump's emotional age: a deranged, two-year old!

Patricia Brown
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5 months ago

LMAO! Best trump pic ever! And so realistic!

Celtic Pirate Queen
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5 months ago (edited)

Perfect! (Although in my mind, Trump's mouth always looks like a puckered cat's anus).

everybody_do_the_scarn
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5 months ago

"I am the best drawing, obviously, I was drawn by all the best crayons. There is no other drawing better than me, all the other drawings are fake news."

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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6 months ago

I think that this is an incredibly accurate representation. It could also pass for Boris Johnson.

Disgusting Sehun
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1 month ago

i see no difference

Anna Feldman
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2 months ago

It was tremendous

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

MY FAV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eliana Mount
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4 months ago

I.LOVE.THIS

Andrew Northrop
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4 months ago

Ha ha

Evan Scheu
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5 months ago

It's an improvement

Carrie Rosenthal
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5 months ago

Hands are too big.

Carrie Rosenthal
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5 months ago

The hands are too big.

Alex Graham
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5 months ago

chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!

Alex Graham
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5 months ago

chIIIIIIIIIIIIIInaaaaaaaa !!!!!!

amethyst combes
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5 months ago

ha ha ha

evesterunicorn🤪
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5 months ago

i’m keeping that one

Debbie Mathews
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5 months ago

This is great! where's Biden or Pelosi?

-= Mila =-
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5 months ago

Wow. Just ruined it for me.

Hannah Boning
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5 months ago

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Karen Heck
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5 months ago

hahahahahahaha

Jane W.
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5 months ago

Best depiction EVER!

Ben Raines
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5 months ago

🙄

Cathy Cee
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5 months ago

The BEST! send it to him, please!

Ed Gomaz
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5 months ago

Nailed it.

Norman Weatherly
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5 months ago

Nailed it!

Sheri Lattimer
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5 months ago

This is HILARIOUS!

XINYU PAN
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5 months ago

lol

Jim Shott
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5 months ago

No political comments here!

Jane Dorothy Warner
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5 months ago

This is definitely the best one.

Yvonne Ennis
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5 months ago

big improvement lol

Curious Cat
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5 months ago

yep.. bang on.

Debbie
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5 months ago

Spot on!

Grace Smith
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5 months ago

Accurute

Ronnie Beaton
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5 months ago

I see no difference...

Pandora Edmundson
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5 months ago

I thought the drawing was ET

Frances Van Wormer-Thomann
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5 months ago

It probably was...but we just HAVE to turn everything into a political statement

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Mel
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5 months ago

You mean he doesn't really look like this?

ebony1k124 touch
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5 months ago

Pretty accurate.

The Smiling Boy ツ
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5 months ago

HAHHAHHHAHA XD did not see that coming!

Jackie Sigrand
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5 months ago

PERFECT!!!

Matthew Anziulewicz
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5 months ago

I was going to post these to a group, but the group has a no politics rule. :(

Heather Haynes
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5 months ago

It’s actually pretty accurate

Judy Bordner-Zilewicz
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5 months ago

how does my hair look?

Gayle McGlone
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5 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Susan Mason
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Priceless! This should be in a museum for the best likelyhood of the worst United States President ever!

Cyndi Hafele
Community Member
5 months ago

That's E.T.

Marion Blair
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a photo shop picture of what a child has drawn of someone.

Zanna Sue Palmer Jones
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6 months ago

Not much difference - big mouth no brain

James Woody
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6 months ago

Eeeeeek!

Floortje Zeebregts
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6 months ago

I see no difference...

KCN
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6 months ago

This is just too too funny. And accurate.

Grace Dog_art_GML
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6 months ago

Yes. This is. Just beautiful.

Sophia Molfese
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6 months ago

So accurate!

Limin Doyle
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6 months ago

lol

Wendy Callahan
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6 months ago

Perfect

Jeff Diamond
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6 months ago

It looks like a deranged alien.

Kim Bush
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6 months ago

That would explain a lot

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Johanne Trudeau
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6 months ago

Nailed it!!!

Peg Johnson
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6 months ago

OMG! So Hilarious! So true

Jaye Rodger
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6 months ago

Most accurate!

Randy Klefbeck
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6 months ago

Put something other than pie in that pie hole....please, I am serious.

Kim Magnuson
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6 months ago

Bigliest EVER!!!--!

Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Oh, I see Trump's head cavity finally collapsed in on itself, leaving only the brain. XD

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

Spot on!

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
6 months ago

FAKE. This is an actual photograph of Donald Trump.

Katherine Gower
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6 months ago

This is the funniest thing I've seen in my life!

Laura Minney
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5 months ago

HORRID. Donald deserves our respect. You are a nasty man.

Linda Vetri Carman Tesoroni
Community Member
5 months ago

OF COURSE..he had to stick TRUMP in there even tho that pic looks like ANYONE. This ruined it for me...I refuse to scroll and continue looking. THIS IS WHATS WRONG TODAY...TRUMP HATERS ARE SO OBVIOUS... THEY MAKE EVERYTHING..EVEN INNOCENT KIDS DRAWINGS POLITICAL...PATHETIC and TYPICAL.

Meechelle Reha
Community Member
5 months ago

👋 Bye Felicia!!! 👋 And Good riddance!!!

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Lee Wellman
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5 months ago

looks more like obama to me

Nothanks L. Walk
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6 months ago

I cant tell whch part of this picture is photoshopped. Or wait, its the shrunken hand, isnt it?

Flavia Slag
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5 months ago

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You had to ruin this by making it political.

Dorothy Cloud
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5 months ago

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No, he decided it was Trump. not nice.

cayenne523
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6 months ago

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Just realized this place is a bunch of liberal losers. President Trump will win again in November, if not it will be because of a massive cheating scandal. You bunch of losers enjoy until November then back to four more years of crying.

David Kohn
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6 months ago

he was the one who cheated so why dont you pull your head out of your ass and shut the fuck up

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Still winning in November, but its kinda funny

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hobbitly
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6 months ago

I would have guessed the drawing to be a hedgehog.

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6 months ago

Meow

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We also wanted to learn more about Tom’s kids’ artistic talents. “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.”

After 5 years of photoshopping his kids’ drawings, Tom’s Instagram account now has over 736k followers. The idea behind the account is simple (even though it takes tons of work) and something that plenty of us have probably thought about doing—that’s why it works.

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I’m The One Who Knocks
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6 months ago

This would be fun to have in the guest room. Spice things up a bit

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Princess Procrastination
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6 months ago

awww

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Electric Ed
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6 months ago

Is it a bird? No. Is it a dog? No. Is it _______? Yes!

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The dad has loads of experience and has been dabbling in Photoshop for nearly a quarter of a century. 

Tom’s journey into the art of bringing children’s drawings to life started when he saw that his son Dom drew a picture of a weird looking animal and he noticed that he (like most kids) draws the eyes and mouth on the same side of the animal’s head.

“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,” Tom told PopSugar’s Angela Law.

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Shelp
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6 months ago

What is that in the first place? A narwhal?

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Clara Knaub
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6 months ago

It’s actually sorta cute!

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6 months ago

Is that your udder or are you happy to see me?

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The creative dad now photoshops not just his own kids’ drawings but also those of other children: plenty of parents submit their little munchkins’ doodles for him to bring to life and it doesn’t look like the flow will stop any time soon. So if you want to see what your kid’s drawing would look like in reality, send Tom a photo of it—you might just get lucky.

And if you love the pictures so much that you want something more permanent, you can always check out Tom’s book ‘Things I Have Drawn: At The Zoo.’

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Shelp
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6 months ago

I would like to see the ennemies' reaction when this tank shows up on the battlefield

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Andrew Gibb
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6 months ago

looks kind, bites hard

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I’m The One Who Knocks
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6 months ago

Well that’s just terrifying...

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Helen Haley
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6 months ago

Aw, he looks like he's in pain.

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SuGu
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6 months ago

A cute one!

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Melissa Meaux
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6 months ago

hahahahaha😆

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Clara Knaub
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6 months ago

No way! This is so scary yet sort of cute lol

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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6 months ago

This horse has seen things

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SweetCrescentMoon
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6 months ago

Majestic just like me

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Sawdust
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6 months ago

A fish disguised as a bird.

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Deborah Brett
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6 months ago

I kind of want a pixar movie about these characters

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heidi holmes
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6 months ago

He looks like Sloth from 'The Goonies' :-) !

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

So many legs.

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Scagsy
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6 months ago

Cheap tickets... hurry... might not be airworthy for much longer

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Gemjoybug
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6 months ago

Yeti bunny?

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Sandra Dayl
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6 months ago

Chernobyl slug

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Jan Velart
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6 months ago

The other cow seems to be even more depressed

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Tim Bowland
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6 months ago

Rhinoceros, preposterous

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