This is a little gallery of children's drawings copied and painted realistically by Dave Devries as part of a project called Monster Engine. What's Monster Engine? The opposite of an angel caboose, silly!
Eleven years ago Dave Devries started the Monster Engine project with one single question: What would a child's drawing look like if it were painted realistically?
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.
Dave admittedly does a great job, but I'm still convinced most of these kids are, or will soon be, serial killers. Don't get me wrong, I've been known to crush a box of Count Chocula in my day, but -- you see where this is going? I hate myself already.
Hit the jump for a whole bunch more.
The Monster Engine (with a ton more)
'Monster Engine' brings children's drawings to life [thechive]
Thanks to Richard, who once drew some cartoon-y privates in a bathroom stall.