April 2, 2006

The Monster Engine

Filed under: drawing — Brian @ 8:20 pm

Dave Devries’ has done an “Experiment With Children’s Art.”

He takes childrens’ drawings and re-creates them – sometimes adding scenery and backgrounds. There’s a whole book, and the samples on the site make it very tempting.

(via Bearskin Rug)



  1. What a great lesson on how to stimulate your creativity! It’s as simple as “thinking like a kid.”

    Easier said than done, though.

    It could also segue into a discussion of the relative importance of creativity vs. technique (or skill)…

    Comment by Eric — April 3, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Yes, definitely easier said…

    My first thought was, “hey – that’s a great idea. I should try that with my kids’ drawings!” Then I looked at them more closely. Wow – there’s a lot of interpretation in there, apart from the technical skill.

    Some impressive imagination at work, there.

    Comment by Brian — April 3, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  3. Whiplashed by the Throes of Creativity

    A rather tedious monograph about the origins of creativity, with a peripheral reference to monsters drawn by kids.

    Trackback by The Fire Ant Gazette — April 4, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

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