Maddox's crusade against your kids' drawings is amusing and I understand the sentiment behind it but I found myself completely charmed by someone different recently.
Wendy Tsao is an artist who recreates kids drawings into 3D replicas. What I love about her work is the attention to detail and dedication to remaining faithful to the original artist's drawing. Her website, found here, is called Child's Own Studio. She includes a brief description behind the drawing which I find also find interesting.
|Monster by Bryce|
One quick story: A 33 month old child named Bryce drew a chalk picture on the sidewalk and called it "Monster". His dad took a pic and asked Ms Tsao to render it for him and suggested colours. He wondered if Bryce would recognize the toy. He did and it scared the crap out him because it was his "Monster!". Fortunately, explained the father, his older son loved it so there was a happy ending.
I have to say I love the scribbled ones the best. The ones where the picture almost needs to be interpreted and Ms Tsao is an excellent interpreter. Below are some more examples of her work and the art work that inspired it.
|Drawn by a child who could not have a cat of her own|
|Ahahaha!!!! I love this one|
|This one totally makes me break out laughing every time.|
|So does this one...|
|and this one|
|and this one|
|Take a bow, Wendy Tsao,|
You deserve it!
Thank you so much for letting me to use your photos!
Update: I noticed on Wendy's website she isn't taking orders right now. I guess she's kind of backed up. She does have a showcase page where you can link to other artists who do the same thing. They aren't affiliated with each other and they will have their own websites and pricing and so on but if you're interested in getting something made, this will open up possibilities. Here is the link to that page.