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!"

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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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The ultimate cat bun
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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

Marceline
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6 months ago

Let me introduce you to your other half, Prince Procrastination the 1st, my husband!

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Cathy Jo Baker
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6 months ago

Could I please have this in stuffed animal form?

Grace Kennedy
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6 months ago

Yeah its actually kinda cute

your mom
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6 months ago

This one is most definitely the cutest one.

Paige
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6 months ago

This is actually really cute!!!😍

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

If you told me that was a real duck I probably wouldn't question you.

Anise Kim
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6 months ago

Okay, that's sorta cute

Rose
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6 months ago

Not gonna lie it's kinda cute

Stefano
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6 months ago

that's actually how i draw ducks... i'm 38

glowworm2
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6 months ago

This one is adorable.

-= Mila =-
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5 months ago

That’s actually cute ☺️

Summer
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6 months ago

this ones cute

Amber Funk
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6 months ago

Officially known as the "Fluffer Nutter"

Carolyn McCully
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6 months ago

Oh how adorable!!

Lasagne I
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6 months ago

that ones cuteeee

Scagsy
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6 months ago

That's actually pretty good

Penelope Evans
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6 months ago

Aw

Arctic Fox Lover
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6 months ago

The wing is on the hip... I wonder what it looks like when it's flying

Lucifer321
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2 months ago

that's actually really cute lol

Rainbow Panda
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4 months ago

Introducing Dock

Tze Yin Kuang
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5 months ago

This one is cute

Shadow Kat
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5 months ago

Honk

Kira K.
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5 months ago

i can't decide if this is adorable or terrifying

amethyst combes
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5 months ago

there are good

funpandy
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6 months ago

I want that as a PetUwU

Beedoo Radosevich
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6 months ago

Accurate enough.

R3belB4nny
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1 day ago

Found my new wallpaper! //^-^//

Hadesdaughter
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6 days ago

i would run for cover i I saw one of these in the group of docks

Hadesdaughter
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6 days ago

Sorry ducks

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Danielle Wigger
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2 months ago

now this, this is cute

Eliana Mount
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4 months ago

looks so flufffy

Sophia Yarborough
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5 months ago

This is the freaking cutest!!!

Al Reilly
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6 months ago

Waddle Boat!!

Miruku_Spilt
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6 months ago

That's actually adorable...

Curious Cat
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6 months ago

awesome duck or goose or DUGoose.

Kathryn Brooks
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6 months ago

This could be marketed and produced as a cuddly toy - 'Quackers'!

Trudy Goode
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6 months ago

duck that is hair soft as cotton

Potato fries
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6 months ago

Awwww

Kim Bush
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6 months ago

Looks so soft!

Limin Doyle
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6 months ago

awww that is cute!

Colleen
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6 months ago

This one is easily recognizable, perhaps a budding artist.

Randy Klefbeck
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6 months ago

Stub winged snow goose (non migratory)

Amber Funk
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6 months ago

officially known as the "Fluffer Nutter"

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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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bryguy
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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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