What Children’s Drawings Would Look Like If Painted Realistically
Okay, I admit that’s an awkward title, but check out this project by illustrator Dave DeVries:
“The Monster Project” had its origins in the artist’s family. “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.”
“The process is simple. I project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, I then paint the image as realistically as I can.
My medium is mixed—primarily acrylic, airbrush, and colored pencil.”
Now available as a book! Learn more at The Monster Engine.