Jan 27 2010

15 Children’s Monster Drawings Painted Realistically

Published by at 10:00 am under Images,Oddly Enough

Monster Drawings

I’m not sure if any of you have ever heard of Dave Devries, but if you haven’t, he’s an exceptionally creative artist.  His site, The Monster Engine, is a look at a child’s imagination as it pertains to monsters.  And what Dave does with those monsters is quite fascinating actually.  He describes it as this…

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.

The results wind up being pretty bizarre but I have to say, it’s kind of cool to see what your doodles as a kid would look like in the real world.  I’ve selected 15 pictures that I think are awesome.


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14 responses so far

14 Responses to “15 Children’s Monster Drawings Painted Realistically”

  1. Danon 27 Jan 2010 at 10:17 am

    These are awesome.

  2. Pepe Verazon 27 Jan 2010 at 10:19 am

    just amazing!!

  3. Kountchoculaon 27 Jan 2010 at 10:40 am


  4. illeaturfamilyon 27 Jan 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love the big big big big moth moth mmmoth!

    these are amazing!!

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  6. Lorinon 27 Jan 2010 at 11:04 am

    These looks like drawings from the Scary Stories book series.

  7. BrockSamsonon 27 Jan 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Last one is my favorite.

  8. MacGyver1138on 27 Jan 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I should send him some of my old grade school notebooks. I got bored and doodled a lot. The thing is, I had no artistic talent. He would be painting up a bunch of misshapen Ninja Turtles, too.

  9. Madisonon 27 Jan 2010 at 4:03 pm

    @ MacGyver1138

    I had the exact same thought – would love to see him go to work on some of my old monsters.

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  12. Rtoratistyon 10 Sep 2011 at 5:46 am

    That children is NoOb drawings!

  13. LoLon 08 Oct 2011 at 7:13 am


  14. Taniaon 03 Feb 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I laughed when I saw this link again! People keep forwarding it to me and our office staff …
    It’s great how kids art is getting some real recognition. Loved these images…Kids from different nationalities have a very different approach to monsters and drawing. It’s fascinating!!! A lot of commonality too…We work with several charities internationally helping kids in hospitals. When I founded my company the idea was to help kids understanding the power of: imagination, drawing, planning and executing. I also wanted to help my son’s fear of monsters ..now I spent hours looking at these wonderful creations…the kids reaction when presented with a stuffed version of their drawings is priceless…we tend to make ours sort of cute though.
    I don’t like plugs…no real name or contact…
    cheers keep drawing!!!

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