One day Reddit user Tatsputin decided to take his 4-year-old daughter’s art to the next level, by coloring it in and thus bringing his child’s imagination to a whole new colorful level.
What started as a fun little game where he would color in one of his daughter’s drawings with pencils quickly grew into fun for the whole family. He then started doing the same with his 6-year-old’s pictures and, before he knew it, he was even starting to redo their art in a more colorful way using an iPad during flights.
Take a look at these amazing pictures below…you can really say it was a combined family effort.
“I did this one 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. Colored with prismacolor pencils on a small piece of scratch paper. This is also when I realized that I should take before pics”.
“After a few months, I remembered about coloring the previous drawing and asked my daughter to draw me another one for my trip. Also colored with prismas and this time on a piece of paper from a small watercolor pad. Apparently it’s ok to go on a plane with dozens of sharpened pencils”.
“On my next trip my 6 yr old son wanted to get in on the act. This time they both drew me up something. Same colored pencils, this time on 8×10 paper”.
“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. Colored pencils on 8×10 paper”.
“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. Colored pencils on 8×10 paper”.
“Sometimes I just start coloring and I forget to take a before pic. This is a good example of that. Maybe you can see the black lines of the original drawing. This one is from my son, then 7. Colored pencils on 8×10 paper”.
“Uh Oh! Looks like mom wants the kids to draw some chickens for her birthday to decorate her kitchen. This one is an araucana from my son. These I did while at home. Colored pencils on 8×10 paper”.
“And here is a barred rock and chick from my daughter. It was her idea for it to be a barred rock. Colored pencils on 8×10 paper”.
“The first time I forgot my colored pencils on my flight, I decided to try my hand at coloring the drawings from my kids on the ol’ ipad. Needless to say, everyone loved it at home and I figured I’ll try getting better at this medium”.
“These are getting more recent. This one is from my daughter. She loves cats”.
“My son decided to color in the alien’s head scar himself then asked if I could make it look better. I tried”.
“Sometimes the kids forget to give me drawings and I have to dig into my camera roll to see if there’s anything in there that might have slipped through the cracks. This is one of those”.
We’re sure his kids will always treasure these, and who knows, judging from their art style we might even have some future Tim Burtons on our hands.