This Photoshop art is the sweetest thing you'll see today

It's always a delight to see children being encouraged in their creativity through collaborations with artists, and Adobe's served up a fine example with some unique superheroes. To mark Earth Day last month, it invited children to draw ideas for climate superheroes with special powers to protect the planet.

It then tasked digital creators with transforming the ideas into dramatic pieces of art using Photoshop. The superheroes that came out of the project are delightfully original – we think even Marvel could take on board some of these kids' ideas.

Kids' climate superheroes

One of the climate superhero collaborations (Image credit: Adobe / Nuria Boj)

Year 5 children at Vaughan Primary School in Harrow, UK, created superheroes with powers to protect the environment and tackle climate change. Five winning designs were then handed over to the digital creators Gemma GouldAmrit BirdiCorah LouiseNuria Boj, and Tommy

The results include some intriguing character designs, including a girl who can grow plants out of her hands, a magical hummingbird a bespectacled tree-man and a girl with clean-energy-powered rocket boots. You can see more of the results below. The original drawings include the work of Josefia Rangahnathan (class 5c), Alexander (class 5a), Maia (class 5a) and Alison (class 5b).

For ideas for your own work, see our expert character design tips. You might also want to invest in one of the best drawing tablets.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.