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Artist and illustrator Dave DeVries takes children’s drawings of imaginary monsters and superheroes and uses a combination of acrylic paint, color pencils and an airbrush to render them with awesome realism. Part of his process includes interviewing the child artists to get an even better feel for what their creatures really look like. What begin as strange and cute doodles end up as truly terrifying, yet sometimes also hilarious, glimpses of a child’s imagination brought to life.
"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."
This ongoing project is called The Monster Engine. DeVries is currently accepting commissions for new pieces. He also published a book and limited edition poster of his Monster Engine illustrations, both of which are available here.
Motion graphics designer and visual artist Taras Gesh transformed the picturesque Slovakian village of Gánovce into a mesmerizing kaleidoscope with this unusual short video entitled “Ganovce / motion collage fragments.”
"This is a very interesting place that is close to the mountains, in the village found traces of Neanderthal man (the image of his sculpture is in the center of the composition), so it is also an important cultural monument. Also in the village there are mineral springs and geysers and the ancient church."
To create his motion collage Gesh first studied Gánovce from different angles, creating sketches, taking photos and field recordings, all in effort to learn about its best features. He filmed the village from various sides and angles and then combined and swirled his footage into one large, hypnotic composition, complete with sounds of life in and around Gánovce.
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Good watch. I recommend.
this cover art pulls no punches im in for a hell of a ride
German artist and freelance illustrator Oliver Wetter dramatically alters beautiful mid-19th century landscapes painted by artists from Hudson River School by digitally adding fearsome kaiju, giant robots and other pop culture elements such as Howl’s Moving Castle. It just takes one enormous monster to transform one of Albert Bierstadt’s idyllic landscapes into an awesomely terrifying scene. Our favorite piece is AT-AT Among The Sierra Nevada, a surprisingly tranquil scene featuring a wrecked AT-AT rusting and gathering moss while a herd of deer pause for a drink at its remaining feet.
Visit Oliver Wetter’s website to check out more of his artwork (warning: some of it’s slightly NSFW).
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