Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Children’s Drawings and Monsters

Here’s an interesting drawing project. Artist/Fantasy Illustrator Dave DeVries takes children’s drawings as his source for monster paintings. I’m really glad he displays them together, because his work doesn’t really stand up for me without his inspiration.
It’s interesting to compare the spare drawings with the complex paintings. Personally I like the drawings better because they leave more to the imagination.
Part of his project is to help kids get over their fear of monsters. Part is just to immerse himself in the logic of kids. A few years ago I used some of my child’s drawings in my paintings, because they were both honest and loopy.
Really hate DeVries’ presentation, though—very distracting mats and frames.
(Critical Kloe in the house tonight…)

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