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Created by a 2 1/2 year old, Illustrated by her 33 year old Dad.

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My daughter, Lauren, loves to play pretend and often creates characters on the fly whiling playing. Some of these characters are so amusing that I decided to bring them to life in illustration form. Here are some examples of these characters.

https://www.facebook.com/FromTheMindOfLauren

Just thought some of you guys might find it amusing. I'm having a lot of fun drawing these up based on her descriptions. Microphone is my favorite, and Lauren was very particular as to what he looks like.

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That is awesome stuff. She is blessed to have a parent talented enough to bring her characters to life.

From one dad to another ... :notworthy:

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That's really cool; it's always fun to look at the imaginations of young 'uns. Your daughter's very talented in her imagination.

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That is awesome stuff. She is blessed to have a parent talented enough to bring her characters to life.

From one dad to another ... :notworthy:

Thanks. She is actually helping me improve! When I showed her the first draft of Pepe Eño, she pointed at the sombrero and bandanna and said "I don't like that" Which caused me to ditch the bandanna and completely redo the sombrero.

The first two versions of Microphone that I showed her, she said "That's not MICROPHONE!" I was crushed, but tried one last time, asking her very specific questions about what Microphone looked like. Her response to the final version "Hey...That's Microphone!"

She is pretty darn bright for a toddler.

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Love the Mexican robot lol

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Children's imaginations are amazing.

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Children's imaginations are amazing.

This is very true. I often wonder what it is that dulls some people's imaginations between early childhood and later years.

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Children's imaginations are amazing.

This is very true. I often wonder what it is that dulls some people's imaginations between early childhood and later years.

I think it is a number of things. The desire to learn (or lack thereof), experience, media, the ability to comprehend your surroundings and growing responsibility are my best guesses.

Lauren is learning and growing at a rapid rate, but she still has to fill in the blanks when she doesn't completely understand something. This makes for some fantastic characters and story-telling. Her experience is still limited, but her learning mechanism is to process that through play.

She has definitely made me more in-tune to my imagination.

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Those are awesome! Probably some of the best creations on this board in a long time. These have potential as characters for a series of children's books, especially the fish.

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Incredible imagination and great illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks guys. I have preliminary plans to turn LaLa into a kids book. Lauren has been making a number of characters that can fit in that world. Sammy the Salmon, The Fella (which was a funny conversation) and Prop-Hat to name a few. This was the conversation about Prop-Hat while we were at a restaurant.

Lauren: "Once upon a time, there was a red, yucky fish. The End."

Me: "That's it? Not much of a plot! Does he at least have a name?"

Lauren: "Prop-hat."

Me: "I'll see what I can do."

If you guys enjoy the progress and story behind this, it would be awesome if you could "like" it or share it on your Facebook page. It would be fun to see the community grow!

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Cool stuff--reminds me also of Tiny Art Director, where the guy has his daughter commission an art project and then she usually rejects it.

Great fun.

There's also this site-where a guy paints kids drawings in a more realistic manner.

thanks for sharing the other site...

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This is very cool, might have to rip this idea off one day when I have some little ones of my own. Lauren is one lucky little lass.

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Microphone is awesome!

^_^

I haven't updated the pages as frequently as I would like to. Things have been a little hectic for me lately. A major shake-up at my work, and an injury that requires minor surgery have taken much of my time. But Lauren definitely has more characters in the pipeline. Hopefully I will be able to wrap up two more characters this weekend to post.

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"Kissy Monster" has been added. It's my first attempt at scenery. Also, another attempt at shading, which I always feel like I just do a slap-dash job. I'll get the hang of it some day.

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