By nature, most children’s drawings and paintings are relatively simple. But what if you were to take a child’s drawing and add details such as light, shade, depth and intricate facial features?
The Monster Engine, an eleven-year art project created by illustrator Dave Devries, takes children’s drawings and paints them professionally. The results are a bit scary, a bit gruesome and most likely considered thoroughly awesome by their ‘original’ artists.
The Monster Engine project has been turned into a book which includes the original drawings, Devries’s painted interpretation and interviews with the children who dreamed up the amazing creatures.
Take a moment to watch the interview clip with Devries – the footage of him running a classroom session where a monster is created before the children’s eyes is great.
(via Buzz Feed)