Ever wanted to see your tweet come to life? Well, one man could probably make that happen for you.
The owner of the Twitter handle @drawnyourtweet, has amassed more than 28,000 followers by surprising people with illustrations of their daily thoughts.
The idea behind his popular account is simple. Everyday the owner, U.K.-based designer Scott Weston, finds a tweet from one of his followers and makes their words come to life through illustrations. Then he tweets out his artwork as a reply to the person, letting them know he chose them for his daily drawing.
Some of his creations make you look at people’s words in new ways.
It’s got a good backswing.
Might want to reevaluate your standards, don’t think?
Fusion was able to get a hold of Weston. Here’s what he had to say about his one-of-a-kind account:
Well, the first obvious question, what lead you to start drawing people’s tweets?
I just kept coming across “funny” tweets in Twitter. I thought it would be an interesting idea to visualize them and send them back to the tweeter. It’s random act of kindness.
How do you choose whose tweet to draw, what the selection process like?
I usually pick from my followers tweets. There’s plenty of them to choose from now! I spend about an hour a day browsing through tweets and I’ll shortlist the ones that’ll I’ll think will make interesting drawings.
Do you run this Twitter account by yourself?
Yes. Just me.
How long does it take you to draw one of the cartoons?
On average? I’d say about 30 minutes. I get a bit obsessed with the shading and detail sometimes.
What’s the weirdest tweet you’ve ever drawn?
Pigs in ice cream, dinosaurs with umbrellas, tall cats and talking coffee cups… I think they all end up being pretty weird. A good weird though, if that makes any sense.
What kinds of reactions do you get from people?
Really positive. One person said they would retire from the internet as nothing could eclipse receiving a drawing of their tweet! It makes me happy to think people are getting some joy from the drawings.
I read that you give celebrities priority, what celebrity tweet have you drawn?
I don’t give celebs priority – that goes to my followers. I’ve done a few celebs but not many. The most receptive was Wil Wheaton, who retweeted the drawing to his 2 million-plus followers.
What’s it been like to have your Twitter account become so popular?
Crazy. I never expected such interest in such a short space of time.
So what’s next, if you are even planning that far, possible stop motion version of people’s tweets on Vine?
Erm. Good question. I’ve got some ideas floating around in my head. In the meantime it’s continuing to draw everyone’s tweets – that’s going to keep me busy for a while.
You can follow Weston @DrawnYourTweet, and who knows, you may be the inspiration for his next masterpiece.
Credit: Jonathan Muñoz