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.


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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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I Spent The Last 2 Years Drawing 300 Monsters Based On Kid Drawings

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Lydia Austin 2 weeks ago

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

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Abe 2 weeks ago

watermelonzilla

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Person2638 2 weeks ago (edited)

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

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

Triple decker doggy.

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

It's conclusive: there is life on Venus.

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Andres Tejeda 2 weeks ago

Angry rose, awesome.

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Giorgio Prodoti 2 weeks ago

I would buy this pelouche

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ID 7213-0089 2 weeks ago

the purple is a nice touch

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Eeoou Sanpike 2 weeks ago

frankenheart 😊

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Abe 2 weeks ago

so.... thats what was in my closet

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