For the past two years, I have been inviting kids all around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. I provided four simple shape prompts for them to build their monsters off of. To date, over 17,000 drawings have been submitted. For my process, I look through all the entries and pick out designs that inspire me. I then work up fully rendered pieces of "fan art" based on their amazing designs in colored pencil, with the same techniques I use when illustrating picture books.

The collection is on display for ArtPrize 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan outside the Children's Museum. Throughout the 19 days of ArtPrize, kids can continue to submit designs and I will illustrate new fan art monsters LIVE on-site. The results will be added daily to the growing collection and by the end of ArtPrize I will have finished 300 pieces of Monster Art.

I shared some of these monsters in a previous Bored Panda post and thought I would add a few more.

More info: artprize.org

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Lydia Austin 1 year ago

I was so glad to see his work at ArtPrize!!

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Abe 1 year ago

watermelonzilla

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Person2638 1 year ago (edited)

When you're trying to be evil but you're too cute.

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BusLady 1 year ago

Triple decker doggy.

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BusLady 1 year ago

It's conclusive: there is life on Venus.

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Andres Tejeda 1 year ago

Angry rose, awesome.

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Giorgio Prodoti 1 year ago

I would buy this pelouche

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ID 7213-0089 1 year ago

the purple is a nice touch

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Eeoou Sanpike 1 year ago

frankenheart 😊

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Abe 1 year ago

so.... thats what was in my closet

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Flower Waheed 1 year ago

I want this as a plushy

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too_much_caffeine 1 year ago

broccoli nerdddd

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Tony Moon 1 year ago

I'm loving the confused look at his fifth leg....

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bubblyegg 1 year ago

So cute

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Lina S. 1 year ago

Its a blue duckerhorse!

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Santiago Rivera 1 year ago

Awesome! The colors are so radiant

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Andrea Delden 1 year ago

I love the grin! Happy Monster!

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Jamie Walker 1 year ago

H-hey uh I hope u don’t mind I’m just here to protect you....

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Dolicious 1 year ago

The heart-shaped mouth :)

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Andres Tejeda 1 year ago

Space balls Pizza the Hut as a child.

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Marina Rios 1 year ago

Amazing

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m. b 1 year ago

Now we know: earth is not flat! Hehe

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Abe 1 year ago

wow

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BusLady 1 year ago

Unearthed next to an Aztec temple.

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BusLady 1 year ago

Friendly dragon

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Amanda Ford 1 year ago

Git off my lawn you whipper snappers!

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Stale Squid 1 year ago

Lookit me I'm scary ROOR

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Kathryn Harterink 1 year ago

i want to eat it but i dont

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Marina Rios 1 year ago

So cool

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Abe 1 year ago

like something out of a dr suess book

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Jaguarundi 1 year ago

That does not look like it's "lichen" that big gloop on it's front.

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Marina Rios 1 year ago

So cool

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BusLady 1 year ago

Wow, those tamales were hot!

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BlackestDawn 1 year ago

hey, even monsters need good dental care.

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BlackestDawn 1 year ago

The weird cousin of Hogwart's sorting hat?

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A B C 1 year ago

The most fabulous moustache I've ever seen on a monster :D

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Abe 1 year ago

kermit de frog cross with the hulk

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Marina Rios 1 year ago

Kids and artists are creativity monsters!

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Marina Rios 1 year ago

Tucan Dino!

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кнαʝιιт 1 year ago

Aw love this!

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maswartz 1 year ago

"A friendly monster provides a traveler with valuable items for their quest."

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Andrea Delden 1 year ago

A pianist without a piano.

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BusLady 1 year ago

Gurl has style.

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Tom Hardeveld 1 year ago

the wicked witch would love him

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Heidi Matsumoto 1 year ago

I think this is my favorite! <3

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Christina Cherry 1 year ago

lmao hes hilarious

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Jaguarundi 1 year ago

A salamander!

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BusLady 1 year ago

His cousin is the green M&M

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Andrea Delden 1 year ago

The flying purple people eater! But, with extra horns.

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Ashlyn Jones 12 months ago

looks like that ghiradeli christmas peppermint bark

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