This rules: Kids drawings fleshed out in oil paints

BIV

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Dave Devries takes sketches of monsters drawn by children purely from their imagination and renders them realistically giving them a truly devilish look. His collection of drawings and paintings form a 48-page book “The Monster Engine”.

Devries would project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, and then faithfully trace each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, he then paint the image as realistically as he can using primarily acrylic, airbrush, and colored pencil.

Says Dave Devries:

It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it... no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life.
Just check it out:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/monster-engine-childrens-drawings.html

This is my favorite:

 

Norm Stansfield

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I assume this guy is practicing to be an artist? Hate to be picky, but this would've been an excellent opportunity to focus on making the lights and shadows realistic (since nothing else really has to be). And he doesn't, he's all over the place, at least I don't see any logic in the lighting. They're pretty random, often the figures are lit straight from the direction of their shadow.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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I assume this guy is practicing to be an artist? Hate to be picky, but this would've been an excellent opportunity to focus on making the lights and shadows realistic (since nothing else really has to be). And he doesn't, he's all over the place, at least I don't see any logic in the lighting. They're pretty random, often the figures are lit straight from the direction of their shadow.
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I think the site is cool.
 

BIV

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Someone else took a shot at this. Fun, but not as good.

Working Together: Artist Turns Her 2-Year Old Daughter's Doodles Into Water Colors
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These are several examples of the collaborative work between 2-year old Eve and her mother Ruth. Eve begins the artistic process with some doodling, then Ruth comes in and adds watercolor.










 

Norm Stansfield

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Artist paints over shit, turning it into something pretty nice. But not as nice as it would've been if there wasn't any shit under it.
 

BIV

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Artist paints over shit, turning it into something pretty nice. But not as nice as it would've been if there wasn't any shit under it.
I don't think you are getting into the spirit of the thing.
 

Shootr

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So does this mean I'm an artist or just have the talent of a Downs Syndrome waterhead?





I'm 50 and my this is what my shit looks like...