Friday, November 03, 2006

DrawerGeeks: Monster Engine

This was some of the most fun I've had painting. The topic was inspired from illustrator Dave Devries' publication of paintings based on children's artwork. We were provided with a few kid drawings to choose from, and were encouraged to just go to town with it. The original drawing was done by Caleb Conrad. It already had an appealing silhouette, so my job was easy!

21 Comments:

Blogger Armand Serrano said...

This is such a great idea. I have a friend also from Toronto who showed me a similar thing a long time ago but I totally forgot about it. There' something fresh and dynamic with kids' drawings but it takes a talent to translate it to what you've got here. great job!...btw I'm linking you up, Marco.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Andrew Shek said...

great idea!...thats so funny

12:51 PM  
Blogger chris chua said...

haha:) you brought a smile to my face today. Great pics. I also really like the one of stallone:)

3:03 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

This is fantastic Marco! You did a great job!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

uhuh, this is really stunning, what does the kig tought about your version?
I'm pretty sure this is close from what he was thinking about...
great job Marco

4:54 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys! Anders - unfortunately, I don't know Caleb personally...I just know his name. I was wondering this same thing myself though. Would he approve of my work? Or would he not even recognize it? This excersize is pretty insightful on how age and experience influences the way we view images.

6:32 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

How fun! I've seen a site where they were doing this for kids.....but yours is really terrific. Awesome blog Marco!

11:47 PM  
Blogger kapakkione said...

i like this monster...and...you have an italian name!are you italian?look my blog..there aren't works at illustrator like you...but...in italian...vieni a farci un salto comunque!bye!:)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Marco, this is really, cool man, really cool. This would make for a great animated short.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Druie said...

funny idea!! =D i was looking at your site again and i was wondering if storyboards now are done in colour usually?

i usually board in ink pen only. ^^;;

7:38 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

that is awesome. cool idea sounds fun. great job as always.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Very fun. I love doing things like this. Great execution!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Josh Parpan said...

This is amazing!

2:53 PM  
Blogger omar said...

This is fantastic Marco!
From Peru
Omar

5:39 PM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

I've always wanted to do this. Awesome job Marco!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

TOOO AWESOME!! LOve the expression!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

Hey marco

I've seen some of this stuff before, always results in some mad pieces of artwork. There was fanously a superheroes show done themed on it, goodness knows where it is but its online somewhere.

CJ

4:53 AM  
Blogger S.D. said...

I love a lot the rendering of colors, and the transformation from the kid drawing too! Congratulation, Caleb and you!

1:57 AM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Great concept and very fun execution. Kids come up with the best monsters!

2:47 AM  
Blogger Soozcat said...

SO FUN. And very well-articulated.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Fabulous ! :)

8:58 PM  

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