We are curating a collection of fun drawings and artwork by kids. If you know of any work of a youngster that belongs in this collection, let us know.


AAP Richmond Center – AAP Children’s Art Contest Galleries


Above is a graphically impressive illustration in pen and watercolor by Garrison C. / Year: Grade: 3

About the contest we found this in:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence sponsored the 2009 and 2010 AAP Children’s Art Contests. These contests invited children to contribute works of art that addressed keeping children safe from the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke.

The 2009 Art Contest theme was “Protecting Children from Tobacco Smoke.” In 2010, the art contest was open to children from around the world, and the theme was “Protecting the World’s Children from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke.”

The Richmond Center sponsored this contest again in 2013, and it was again open to children in any counrty. The theme was “A World Free from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke.” View the story of the 2013 contest in words, photos, and art.

Visit http://www2.aap.org/richmondcenter/ArtContest.html for more info and to see other entries.

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Above is from the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and was painted by Pipat Tunkrathok, age 13 from Thailand. 

The contest hosted by the Toyota Corporation is one of the largest children’s art contests in the world. Just browsing the winners and finalist’s galleries, one quickly sees the eclectic backgrounds of the kids submitting artwork from over 80 countries. Remarkably, they translate the contest theme fairly consistently. For example, one theme such as depicted above played off of the concept of cars improving rather than harming the planet’s health. Upwards of 800,000 submissions get sent to Toyota’s contest every year. More info at: http://www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/entry.html

The following is not from a contest but from a collection we found of highly detailed pen drawings by a veritable prodigy 11 year old boy (he’s 12 now). Dušan Krtolica from Serbia draws with a technical pen in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other.

Dušan Krtolica of Serbia draws insanely detailed pen and ink style. Source: odditycentral.com


At the age of 11, Krtolica has made a name for himself. He’s been invited to visit several countries, including USA, Australia and India. He has over 5,000 friends and 7,000 followers on Facebook. Interestingly, his real fascination seems to be with his most common subject matter – animals over drawing itself.

Dušan’s knowledge of the animal world is remarkable. He knows about all the geological eras, and which animals roamed the earth during those periods. He knows all the 65 species of marsupials and can effortlessly recite their names. And when his parents bought him the most comprehensive encyclopedia of animals, it took him less than three weeks to learn it word for word. “I would have studied animals and published a book about them, but I’m going to draw all of them,” said Dušan, whose ambition is to become a Zoologist when he grows up. Read more at the source: odditycentral.com

The next example of kid creativity comes from Leah Kleiner of Waterford, Pennsylvania.  Leah, whose work is titled, “Little Brother,” attends Fort LeBoeuf High School and won the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

Leah Kleiner’s winning composition. Source:


Read more at http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/