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 1 year ago

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

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aneys 1 year ago

This one is so cute <3

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Troux 1 year ago

I like to imagine the insane bug is controlling the beast...

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aneys 1 year ago

Aww :3

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Celestial Lynx 1 year ago

Probably could've been added to Wreck It Ralph.

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

These hybrid pets are getting way out of hand

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Santino Aznar 1 year ago

Ooh this reminds me of Plants vs Zombies

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Laura Ferretti 1 year ago

Perry the grifon

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Barney's scary brother Rawney

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Halitosis

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Skittles Bug

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Someone call Dan Aykroyd

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Tarah G 1 year ago

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

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Frogger after being hit

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Pokémon

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Chanelle Rhodes 1 year ago

My favorite. Super cute.

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

This one reminds me a bit of Mike (the little round green monster from Monster's Inc) Cute in his own way!

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Little Menace 1 year ago

He's my favourite!

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Ian Rispin 1 year ago

The original drawing is actually pretty good.

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Monsters Inc. Monster

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Albert Riandy 1 year ago

My favorite one

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

Looks like an experiment from Lilo & Stitch

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Straight outta Monster Inc.

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Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

This is like Ben10's alien

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Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

Horse-bee-snail cutie!

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Cat Lady 1 year ago

Cute in a weird way

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Gaby Evans 1 year ago

Giving me courage the cowardly dog vibes...

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Jason Andrews 1 year ago

A hybrid of a hippo and a green zebra

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Last2Know 1 year ago

Monster meal of choice: evil vegetables!

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Andi Von Mühlen 1 year ago

A mixup of Agent P from Phineas and Ferba dn Snoop Dog

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