News: Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Wow, kids and their wild imaginations...

Monster Engine is a gallery of kids drawings copied by painter Dave Devries. The project began in 1998, when Devries posed the simple question: What would a child's drawing look like if it were painted realistically?

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

"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.

The process is simple. I project a child's drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, I then paint the image as realistically as I can. My medium is mixed—primarily acrylic, airbrush, and colored pencil."

Question is... why do all these drawings turn out so disturbing?

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

Demented Kids Drawings Brought to Life... Somewhat Chilling

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7 Comments

They are not necessarily disturbing, that is just the way he interprets them.

Ah, you beat me to it.

Can't wait for the movie version!

Hankie is my favorite

couple would make nice tats

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