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September 9, 2012 11:18 AM   Subscribe

All children are creative. And, no matter how primitive the draft prototype seems, the final result can be fantastic. The question is, how do you get from that line drawing of a fart to the final product. What if you need a girraff? Or a black and red dog (with both a right and left perspective)? That's where Child's Own Studio comes in. Be sure to check the archives on the right side of the page for wonderfulness.
posted by HuronBob (26 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
Here are more flickr sets.
posted by HuronBob at 11:23 AM on September 9, 2012


Marvelous.
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:26 AM on September 9, 2012


That's fantastic.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:27 AM on September 9, 2012


Maren, age 7, has some skill.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:30 AM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am trying to figure out why most of the originals aren't that aesthetically pleasing but the softie versions are, since their details are basically the same.
posted by timsneezed at 11:33 AM on September 9, 2012


Tobias and Fredrick need their own TV show.
posted by capricorn at 11:33 AM on September 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


Maren, age 7, has some skill.

Two-year-old Zander on the other hand? Don't quit yer day job, kid.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:37 AM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Two-year-old Zander on the other hand? Don't quit yer day job, kid.

Oh come on now, I was just trying to compliment what I saw as a good eye for composition and subtlety in someone that young.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:41 AM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is absolutely & heartwarmingly wonderful. I so wish this had been an option when my kids were younger.
posted by helion at 11:56 AM on September 9, 2012


That is so adorable.
posted by nel at 12:03 PM on September 9, 2012


Sublime. Thank you!
posted by trip and a half at 12:03 PM on September 9, 2012


I want the walking, farting butt.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:10 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


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   It's a giraffe.
posted by Nomyte at 12:22 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


You say that in every thread!
posted by mazola at 12:26 PM on September 9, 2012


I like them all except for the one of the girl in the black dress. The rest of the plush versions of the drawings are taken pretty literal except for this one. The drawing clearly shows a girl who is not as stick thin as the plus version came out. Also the nose is drastically different.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 1:01 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man! That is seriously awesome. There's nothing I love more than a child's drawings.
posted by Sweetmag at 1:01 PM on September 9, 2012


I think the beauty of these is not just from the child's original. It also comes from taking something seriously that has only a threadbare fragile sort of existence itself. By fleshing it out, making it solid and tangible, the features that were noted by the author are given a gravitas. You can do the same with scribbles, by reproducing them as if every line and dribble had a solid existence. I think its one of the reasons Paul Klee's pictures are so appealing.
posted by stonepharisee at 1:14 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, there's a whole army of them. I wonder how big this market could get.
posted by stonepharisee at 1:28 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like these. I wonder what effect they have on the children who now have tangible evidence of the connection between drawing and making.
posted by Hicksu at 1:31 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


All children are creative.

Cite.
posted by biffa at 1:57 PM on September 9, 2012


All children are creative.

Cite.


Because I said so.
posted by HuronBob at 2:09 PM on September 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


If my mom had sent one of my drawings in from when I was 8 or 9, the folks at this company would have sent it back because all my characters had enormous boobs...
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 3:30 PM on September 9, 2012


Oh man. I want that black-and-red dog! With flame tail!
posted by limeonaire at 4:11 PM on September 9, 2012


All children are creative.

Cite.

Because I said so.


Because they are.
posted by limeonaire at 4:11 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


When I first read this post, I thought it was about some sort of design firm where companies could have their products and logos and stuff designed by a team of kids, where the kids do the initial sketch and then it's up to adults to translate it into something that looks a bit more slick. I still think that's sort of an interesting idea... Kids have an intuitive sense of color and composition that fades as they age. As an adult artist, you actually have to work really hard to get back a lot of the natural skills you had when you were a little kid.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 5:08 PM on September 9, 2012


I want this dinosaur! Just look at his cute little glasses! Isn't he adorable?!

I would name him "Ernest".
posted by misha at 12:33 AM on September 10, 2012


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