This Artist Recreated His Childhood Drawings 20 Years Later
Telmo Pieper, an artist from the Netherlands, found a box of his drawings from when he was four-years-old in his parents’ attic and was amused by the linear shapes and abstract line drawings. In his brand new series, “Kiddie Arts,” Pieper digitally recreates his old drawings into surreal versions of weirdly awesome animals like a whale shaped like a shoe, a miniature snail and alien flies.
“I was fascinated by how strange and great the line drawings were from when I was little,” Pieper said. “Surrealistic feel with a realistic subject — impossible to copy the style but possible to work it out further. So I did.”
Typical childlike drawings of boxy cars, bugs with huge eyes and birds with ruffled wings take on a new 3D life and even look vaguely believable.
Seeing the transformation of these rudimentary doodles makes us feel nostalgic about being a child and a time before we were burdened by perspective, reality and (mostly!) Photoshop.
What do you think of these stylized drawings? Can you picture some of your kiddie art done up in 3D? Let us know in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!