By Deb A.
Pretty much every four-year-old is an artist, and while few are taken seriously by an audience greater than the immediate family, it's more than likely that at least a few examples of their young portfolios remain for many years, stashed away in boxes in basements along with old stuffed animals and report cards. Once discovered decades later, they face an uncertain fate.
When Dutch artist Telmo Pieper came across some of his own childhood drawings, he neither tossed them into the recycling bin nor returned them to their dusty homes–instead, he brought them to life. Working in Photoshop and Paint, he researched the original subjects in order to make the final results as realistic as possible. The proportions might be askew, but there's something oddly lifelike about Pieper's Kiddie Arts series:
All images © Telmo Pieper
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