Drawings by sick children turned into magical photos starring themselves as the heroes [18 pics]

By Joey

When photographer Shawn Van Daele found a picture he had drawn as a child, he turned it into a “real” photograph…with the help of Photoshop, of course. He was so happy with the results, he decided to apply the same method to help kids dealing with scary illnesses recreate their own drawings and turn what they imagine into “reality”…

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Van Daele created The Drawing Hope Project to coordinate and support his efforts. As he puts it,

To see a child’s imagination come to life…despite some horrible “unawesome” situations — it can’t help but give you hope….

The idea behind The Drawing Hope Project is to show children with health conditions that anything is possible. Even their imaginations coming to life! I am working to create a series of inspirational children’s books, filled with HOPE. I am taking drawings done by children with health conditions, and turning them into magical photos – starring themselves.

See more of Van Daele’s work below and be sure to visit his site The Drawing Hope Project

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Drawing Hope 18

(via Design Taxi)

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