Digital Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring His Childhood Drawings Into the Real World


Twenty years ago, at the tender age of 4, Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper wasn’t quite as skilled at his craft as he is now. And so, in his series Kiddie Arts, he decided to revisit some of his ‘early work’ and bring it up to speed using his prodigious Photoshop skills.

The result of his efforts is one of the strangest series of animal images we’ve ever seen, featuring what seems to be the offspring of a whale and a shoe… among other twisted creatures.

Here’s a look at the full series as shared on Pieper’s website:









To see more from Pieper, head over to his website or the Telmo Miel website where he makes up half of a prodigious artistic duo.

(via Laughing Squid)

Image credits: Images by Telmo Pieper and used with permission

  • Kris

    BWahahahaha! Nice :)

  • Mark Brown

    Haha, those are brilliant!

    And those are actually pretty darn good drawings for a four year old, too.

  • Jay Rider

    *Slow Clap*

  • sheckie

    That is wicked clever.

  • arachnophilia

    DL, if you’re gonna repost things that were on reddit last week, can you at least try to stick to PHOTOGRAPHY stories?

  • Uncle Wig

    Who peed in your cornflakes? (Not everyone looks at reddit, by the way.)

  • Fullstop

    This, I can dig.

  • Larissa

    That slug is the best.

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  • Tomaž Kos

    This is awesome.

  • videoflyer

    I’m impressed first of all with the fact that he actually still HAD those drawings!! I very much doubt that any of my own childhood doodles exist anymore. But now I know what I’d do with them if I COULD find any :)

  • Mark Wheadon

    You’ll give the poor little guy a complex – that’s a shell (albeit a very, very small one :-). He’s a snail, and should be proud to be so ;-)

  • ajfudge

    *smiles and suddenly starts thinking of my own childhood drawings*