- via Elezea What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically?
This is the question that illustrator Dave DeVries asked himself for his most recent project. A project aptly named The Monster Engine. To see these simple crayon drawings come to life is quite scary, but certainly an interesting concept to give more life to the creations that stem from the imaginative minds of children.
In answer to his own question, DeVries says:
It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life.
From the inspiration of the artwork of children, DeVries has compiled 48 pages of realistic paintings.
See more drawings come to life at Elezea.