‘Monster Engine’ brings children’s drawings to life (12 Photos)

monster engine lead Monster Engine brings childrens drawings to life (12 Photos)

Eleven years ago Dave Devries started the Monster Engine project with one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically? This month, Dave’s art is being celebrated at the INDYINK gallery where dozens of artists are putting their own takes on children’s sketches. Look for those photos next week. Many more photos here.

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  • Anonymous

    Great stuff! It would have been cool if the “happy side” got in there too – now, even the happier drawings are rendered gloomy and creepy – which is interesting but makes for a single dimension through all of the work. A similarly interesting take on the “happy side” might have provided some more dynamic.

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    HellHathNoFury like a stupid woman.

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  • Jay Bee

    That is cool, but I don’t think the pictures are really entirely indicative of what the child is trying to draw or has in its mind.

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    I wish I could get him to do some of my son’s drawings… that kid would LOVE these!

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  • ella

    The childrens illustrations are so much more inspiring than the reworked versions, they just become stereotypical photoshop fantasy. The only thing cool wih this is the basic concept not how its done.

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  • boogaloo

    Hell Hath… (whatever his twatty name is): You’re a prize plonker and really don’t get it at all.

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  • HellHathNoFury

    It’s called, ‘sarcasm’. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Damn, d00d. I didn’t know that the internets wuz SRS BSNS!

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      • HellHathNoFury

        Don’t disrespect your elders, child.

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  • Ken

    The re-worked versions are not a translation of the intent of the child (how could that be done?), but only an interpretation. The children’s drawings are only an inspiration for the artist.

    This artist’s vision is very dark. Kewl, but dark. I don’t think he is trying to say that the children’s vision is as dark as his own.

  • rachel

    way to go .. making every child’s nightmare come true

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