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

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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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