This Artist Takes Photos of Children and Turns Them Into Wondrous Illustrations!

Maria Jose Da Luz is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Costa Rica, who does some truly amazing work.

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She defined her own distinct style, depicting famous movie characters and original characters in her illustrations.

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Then, she took to the web to gain some inspiration.

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She reached out to members of Reddit, offering to turn photographs of users’ children into imaginative illustrations.

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The results are really quite adorable!

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The talented artist manages to maintain the personality and emotion of the photographs, while illustrating them in a whimsical and thoughtful setting and style.

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Da Luz puts her heart into her work, and has thoroughly enjoyed this particular project. It’s clear that not just talent, but a lot of passion has gone into these illustrations.

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And they’re fun too!

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It’s hard to imagine any child or parent who wouldn’t love being depicted in one of MJ’s illustrations.

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Da Luz doesn’t just illustrate the children in the photos; she takes into account what’s happening in the background, and uses this in very imaginative ways.

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Now, Da Luz is exploring her creativity in a number of exciting ways.

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She is selling her work as prints, cards, badges, stickers and more – and offering custom illustrations for all of them!

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Be on the lookout for more of Maria Jose Da Luz’ incredible art!

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