Coloring my kids art

I fly out of state to work 10 days out of each month. When I go, the kids give me pictures they've drawn. I color them on the plane and give the pictures back to them when I return. Nothing fancy. The kids love them. My wife wants me to put them up. Thoughts?

The First One

The First One - Coloring my kids art
I did this one a few years back on a whim to see how it would look if I colored one of my 4 yr old daughter's pictures. This is the one that started it all for me. Colored with prismacolor pencils on a small piece of scratch paper. This is also when I realized that I should take before pics.


Bye - Coloring my kids art
After a few months, I remembered about coloring the previous drawing and asked my daughter to draw me another one for my trip. Also colored with prismas and this time on a piece of paper from a small watercolor pad. Apparently it's ok to go on a plane with dozens of sharpened pencils.


Frankenstein? - Coloring my kids art
On my next trip my 6 yr old son wanted to get in on the act. This time they both drew me up something. Same colored pencils, this time on 8x10 paper.

Happy Girl

Happy Girl - Coloring my kids art
I got in trouble for this one. Apparently she wasn't supposed to have a red shirt. I had to claim artistic license with my contribution and that was that. Colored pencils on 8x10 paper.

Elephant Boy

Elephant Boy - Coloring my kids art
My daughter, at this point 5, drew this for me saying it was an elephant boy that tells her things in her dreams. I thought this would be the neatest way to color it at the time. Colored pencils on 8x10 paper.

Crazy Pumpkin

Crazy Pumpkin - Coloring my kids art
Sometimes I just start coloring and I forget to take a before pic. This is a good example of that. Maybe you can see the black lines of the original drawing. This one is from my son, then 7. Colored pencils on 8x10 paper.

Mom's BDay Chicken #1

Uh Oh! Looks like mom wants the kids to draw some chickens for her birthday to decorate her kitchen. This one is an araucana from my son. These I did while at home. Colored pencils on 8x10 paper.

Mom's BDay Chicken #2

And here is a barred rock and chick from my daughter. It was her idea for it to be a barred rock. Colored pencils on 8x10 paper.

iPad Attempt #1

iPad Attempt #1 - Coloring my kids art
The first time I forgot my colored pencils on my flight, I decided to try my hand at coloring the drawings from my kids on the ol' ipad. Needless to say, everyone loved it at home and I figured I'll try getting better at this medium. IPad>ArtStudio

Cats In Love

Cats In Love - Coloring my kids art
These are getting more recent. This one is from my daughter. She loves cats. IPad>ArtStudio

Alien Scar

Alien Scar - Coloring my kids art
My son decided to color in the alien's head scar himself then asked if I could make it look better. I tried. IPad>ArtStudio

Happy Bat

Happy Bat - Coloring my kids art
Sometimes the kids forget to give me drawings and I have to dig into my camera roll to see if there's anything in there that might have slipped through the cracks. This is one of those. IPad>ArtStudio