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 7 months ago

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

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Abe 7 months ago

watermelonzilla

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Person2638 7 months ago (edited)

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

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BusLady 7 months ago

Triple decker doggy.

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BusLady 7 months ago

It's conclusive: there is life on Venus.

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Andres Tejeda 7 months ago

Angry rose, awesome.

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Giorgio Prodoti 7 months ago

I would buy this pelouche

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ID 7213-0089 7 months ago

the purple is a nice touch

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Eeoou Sanpike 7 months ago

frankenheart 😊

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Abe 7 months ago

so.... thats what was in my closet

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Flower Waheed 7 months ago

I want this as a plushy

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too_much_caffeine 7 months ago

broccoli nerdddd

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Tony Moon 7 months ago

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

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bubblyegg 7 months ago

So cute

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Lina S. 7 months ago

Its a blue duckerhorse!

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Santiago Rivera 7 months ago

Awesome! The colors are so radiant

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Andrea Delden 7 months ago

I love the grin! Happy Monster!

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Jamie Walker 7 months ago

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

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Dolicious 7 months ago

The heart-shaped mouth :)

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Andres Tejeda 7 months ago

Space balls Pizza the Hut as a child.

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Marina Rios 7 months ago

Amazing

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m. b 7 months ago

Now we know: earth is not flat! Hehe

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Abe 7 months ago

wow

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BusLady 7 months ago

Unearthed next to an Aztec temple.

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BusLady 7 months ago

Friendly dragon

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Amanda Ford 7 months ago

Git off my lawn you whipper snappers!

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Stale Squid 7 months ago

Lookit me I'm scary ROOR

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Kathryn Harterink 7 months ago

i want to eat it but i dont

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Marina Rios 7 months ago

So cool

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Abe 7 months ago

like something out of a dr suess book

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Jaguarundi 7 months ago

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

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Marina Rios 7 months ago

So cool

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BusLady 7 months ago

Wow, those tamales were hot!

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BlackestDawn 7 months ago

hey, even monsters need good dental care.

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BlackestDawn 7 months ago

The weird cousin of Hogwart's sorting hat?

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A B C 7 months ago

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

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Abe 7 months ago

kermit de frog cross with the hulk

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Marina Rios 7 months ago

Kids and artists are creativity monsters!

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Marina Rios 7 months ago

Tucan Dino!

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кнαʝιιт 7 months ago

Aw love this!

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maswartz 7 months ago

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

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Andrea Delden 7 months ago

A pianist without a piano.

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BusLady 7 months ago

Gurl has style.

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Tom Hardeveld 7 months ago

the wicked witch would love him

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Heidi Matsumoto 7 months ago

I think this is my favorite! <3

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Christina Cherry 7 months ago

lmao hes hilarious

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Jaguarundi 7 months ago

A salamander!

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BusLady 7 months ago

His cousin is the green M&M

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Andrea Delden 7 months ago

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

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Ashlyn Jones 7 months ago

looks like that ghiradeli christmas peppermint bark

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