Design Blog

ReMonstered: Sam the Slime by Lily, age 8

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Sadie's older sister Lily, who's 8 submitted a lovely friendly monster as well! Sadie is quite the creative firecracker, and I really love her submission. Some of my favourite monsters to draw are silly and simple ones like this one here. One of the best things about kids monsters is how often they're friendly, not really scary.  Sadie's original drawing is pretty fantastic, so I'm eager to show it to you. So let's check out Sam the Slime! Sam the Slime Original Sam is a friendly little goober, and I think Sadie did an amazing job conveying that. Her colour...

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ReMonstered: Rainbow Belly Robot by Sadie, Age 4

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Our second monster for series 2 of ReMonstered comes from the adorable mind of Sadie, who's 4. Her mom has been one of my biggest supporters and boosters, and both of her kids are heckin' cute. Sadie didn't disappoint with her Robot Monster, who also goes by 'Tiger'. I opted for the original Rainbow Belly Monster for the title because it's cuter and much more descriptive, but I think it's important to know that it has multiple designations. I wish I could show you the videos I was sent for the description of the monster (and the reaction video), but...

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ReMonstered: Puppystein by Skylar, Age 8

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It's back, by demand. Back in 2016, I started a series I originally called "Monster Mondays" - kids ages 3-9 sent me their monster ideas and drawings, and I'd redraw it for them, in my style. Sort of my way of making their art come alive. It was a way for me to practice drawing weird things, to challenge my abilities, and hone them a little bit. It was a way of fuelling up my own creative flow by tapping into the unbridled imaginations of kids. And I hope that, in some way, it helps the kids I'm doing art...

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ReMonstered: The Firelord by Shyam, age 8 and Shivam, age 5

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The last of ReMonster Series 1, a true villain - The Firelord. He lives in volcanoes!

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ReMonstered: Red Colossus Testudine by Shivam, age 5

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A giant red turtle-like monster that can turn invisible in the sun!

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