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Dad Doodles a Delightfully Imaginative World on Son's Bedroom Wall

How's this for a cool dad? Instead of decorating his son's room with framed pictures, Reddit user ThingsIveCreated thought beyond conventional decorations and decided to adorn a set of blank corner walls with imaginative drawings. Armed with a paint marker, the father crafted an entire cityscape that's complete with a waterfall, tropical islands, and a cast of delightfully-goofy creatures all in a 20 feet by 10 feet space.

The Reddit user shares his process and reveals that he free-handed the entire drawing without the aid of a pencil outline. We see that he starts with the initial idea of a caped crusader on top of a building and then lets his ideas flow from there, moving down the wall and creating fun characters along the way. The result is a highly-personalized artwork that his son is sure to enjoy for a long time.

via [Reddit]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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