Near the end of the last school year, I invited kids around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. Close to 3,000 drawings showed up to my house. I spent the summer picking out designs that inspired me as an illustrator, and I worked up fully rendered pieces of "fan art" in colored pencil with the same techniques I use when illustrating picture books.

The collection is on display during ArtPrize 2017 in Grand Rapids Michigan outside the Children's Museum. Throughout ArtPrize, kids continue to submit designs, I illustrate new fan art monsters Live on-site, and the results are added daily to the growing collection.

More info: artprize.org

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

I can't pick ONE favorite , but, this is high on my list !

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Celestial Lynx
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3 years ago

FLUBBER 😆😁

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

Love the Bug. The love Bug!

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aneys
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3 years ago

Aww :3

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Celestial Lynx
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3 years ago

Probably could've been added to Wreck It Ralph.

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Cat Lady
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3 years ago

Love

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Santino Aznar
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3 years ago

Ooh this reminds me of Plants vs Zombies

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Laura Ferretti
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3 years ago

Perry the grifon

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Barney's scary brother Rawney

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

That looks nice. Greetings from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Skittles Bug

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Celestial Lynx
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3 years ago

This one is kinda cute! 😃

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Tarah G
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3 years ago

This one looks like the Plant dude from Plants vs Zombies ...love it!!

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Marie-Christine Vanstaen
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3 years ago

I love it !

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Pokémon

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Very hairy mouse

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

I bet that kid watched Monsters, Inc.

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Little Menace
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3 years ago

He's my favourite!

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Siddharth Gaikwad SG
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3 years ago

This kid have a talent

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Monsters Inc. Monster

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Gaby Evans
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3 years ago

Ok...wtf is that?

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

Looks like an experiment from Lilo & Stitch

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Straight outta Monster Inc.

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Celestial Lynx
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3 years ago

This looks like a character from Lilo and Stitch

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

A Wuzzle

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Cat Lady
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3 years ago

Cute in a weird way

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Gaby Evans
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3 years ago

Giving me courage the cowardly dog vibes...

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Jason Andrews
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3 years ago

A hybrid of a hippo and a green zebra

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Jason Andrews
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Carrot beakless bird

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Jason Andrews
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A Muppet

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