Last fall, Adobe invited three artists to re-create a drawing from their youth using Adobe Fresco, a mobile drawing and painting app. Because many of you asked how you can get involved, we're revisiting the concept and adding free downloads you can use in your own work.

This time around, two of Adobe's own artists, Kyle Webster and Brian Yap, embraced the Adobe Fresco Re-Create challenge. Both chose to re-imagine drawings they made in second grade.

In the before-and-after example below, Kyle Webster shows his sense of humor and insane painting skills in Fresco by transforming his lined-paper doodle into a mid-century-styled illustration. See more of his process on Behance. You can download a few brushes Kyle created for this piece to help kick off your own recreation.

“To get in touch with the sheer joy of drawing, to remember the time when you drew as a way to play, is to tap into the deepest part of your sense of creativity.”—Brian Yap


The vector piece above, done in Fresco by Brian Yap, is a recreation of a monster drawing he did when he was eight years old. It comes with an origin story, too—read that and see some process shots in Brian's Behance case study. You can download the graphic elements that Brian used to build the elaborate background of his Fresco illustration—they're perfect for practicing masking and vector layers.

Now It's Your Turn

Now we want to see what you choose to recreate from the time of your artistic beginnings. Post your before-and-after on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #adobeREcreate, and you'll see your images on this page within 24 hours!

The #adobeREcreate Gallery

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